Banyan Elementary School

  • At Banyan School, our mission is to educate elementary and middle school students with learning disabilities by identifying individual strengths and abilities, continuously monitoring individual progress, and adapting the curriculum to meet each student's changing educational needs.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Private Special Education Centers
ASAH Private Special Education
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Language-Based Learning Difficulties, ADHD, Asperger
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students36 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Banyan Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • The Banyan School is a non-profit elementary and middle school program designed to meet the challenging instructional needs of students with significant language-based learning disabilities. Specializing in dyslexia, we offer a comprehensive individualized instructional program, based on the principles of Orton-Gillingham methodology, with integrated related services. In addition to our focus on academics, we provide a comprehensive Social Skills program, to enhance development of interpersonal skills and application of pragmatic language. Typically we serve students whose academic success has been compromised by one or more learning challenges, including:  dyslexia; deficits in reading, decoding, comprehension, attention, visual/spatial processing, fine/gross motor coordination, auditory processing, short/long term memory, and executive functioning skills; Asperger`s syndrome; and moderate cognitive deficits. An intensive academic program provides a small student to teacher ratio, including individualized and small group instruction, remediation and enrichment when appropriate, social skills groups, and integration of practical life skills and community based experiences. 
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Banyan has a fantastic language program, using Wilson Learning to teach the children reading and language skills. Class sizes are very small (no more than 4 students) with personalized attention and extremely qualified and empathetic staff. They provide a great mixture of academic and social skills to help the students achieve their full potential. They also have a sister high school that goes beyond 12th grade and teaches life skills. Great program.
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Our Banyan experience has been wonderful; a structured environment highly focused on academics in a small group setting differentiating for each student. Exactly what our son who learns differently needed to learn to read. The dedicated staff makes learning fun, incorporates the social piece and communicate regularly with parents. We are most grateful for our time at Banyan.
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My daughter went to Banyan for two years. When she went in she didn't know how to read ,when she left she could. I will forever be in there debt. Banyan gave my daughter confidence and opened up a world to her she never knew existed. I would suggest going there to anyone. Libbe2000
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The Banyan School has changed my son's life. They teach in a way he understands and a pace he can keep up with and he is with kids just like him. Before Banyan, he stopped learning, had anxiety everyday before school and no friends. I highly recommend Banyan.
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