The Prentice School

18341 Lassen Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705-0927
Tel: (714)538-4511
Grades: K-12 | 164 students
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The Prentice School is an independent, nonprofit, co-educational day school for grades PK - 12  that is dedicated to the needs of students with language learning differences (also known as Specific Language Disability).
Despite the many stereotypes associated with this syndrome, these children can and do learn - they simply learn differently.
In fact, children with language learning differences are bright and multi-talented.
At Prentice, we provide a supportive, multi-sensory, curriculum-spanning approach that encourages the development of academic competence, effective work habits, and self-discipline. Prentice is dedicated to teaching the children with language learning differences  the skills they need to succeed in today's world.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language-based learning differences
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 164 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Prentice School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,000
Tuition Notes K: $13000 (Also half and full day rates for K) 1st: $13750 2nd: $15000 3rd-5th Grade: $19000 6th-8th Grade: $20300 Reduction in tuition for additional children.
Admissions Director Pam Gordon
Admissions Associate Jonathan Isorena


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Homework Club, Lego Club, Quilting Club, Science Club, Sports Club Art Club, Homework Club, Lego Club, Quilting Club, Science Club, Sports Club,

School Notes:

  • Prentice is the only school in Orange County, and one of a very few in California, with a program for children with language based learning differences.  At Prentice we model the Slingerland method of multi-sensory instruction in all curriculum.   It serves students from wide geographic areas, including Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Blind Children's Learning Center (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carden Heights Of Orange (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Childtime Learning Center (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Orange
    Grades: K-9 | 71 students
    0.2 miles
    815a S Esplanade St
    Orange, CA 92869
  • Santa Ana
    Childtime Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 34 students
    0.9 miles
    13881 Prospect Ave
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Santa Ana
    Grades: PK-1 | 75 students
    0.9 miles
    18692 E 17th St
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Orange
    The Creek Preschool & Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: NS-K | 70 students
    1 miles
    250 S Prospect Street
    Orange, CA 92869
  • Santa Ana
    Blind Children's Learning Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 176 students
    1.1 miles
    18542 Vanderlip Ave B
    Santa Ana, CA 92705

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