Morningside Academy

  • Unique, research-based program celebrating 37 years of educating Grades 1-9 gifted and struggling learners or anyone interested in improving performance.
  • Focus on foundation skills of reading, writing, and math integrated with strengthening study, organizational skills, higher-level reasoning and problem solving. Homogeneous groupings by skill level, not age or grade, and small class size produces measurable results.
  • Daily report cards provided.  Middle School adds high school preparation with content courses and project-based learning methods.
  • Field trips, Art, Wushu and Psychology/Problem Solving for all students. MA is a non-profit, state-approved school.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit or Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-9
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLD, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Mild Language/Learning Differences
Year Founded1980
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students90 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,200
Tuition NotesTuition includes all books and supplies.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Admissions DirectorMartha Staff

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Arts and Crafts, Chess, Coding Class, Friends of Morningside, Sailing, Science

School Notes

  • Students are given extensive assessment to find out what they can do well, not so well and not at all. Students practice everything until they are fluent. The goal is to be able to perform quickly, effortlessly and accurately. Teachers continually adjust their instruction based upon performance data until the students are successful. No one falls through the cracks.
  • Students are very successful in school, sometimes for the first time in their lives.
  • We tell families that their children will gain at least two grade levels in their skill of greatest deficit or their money back. We have returned less than 2 percent of tuition in 35 years.
  • Students learn in an atmosphere of positive reinforcement. Teachers give their students lots of praise.

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