The Bedford School

  • The Bedford School will provide the appropriate intervention necessary for each learning-disabled child.
  • The Bedford School will provide remediation and instruction in academic, physical, and social skills, supporting the families as they reinforce and enhance this growth.
  • The Bedford School will provide opportunities for growth in the areas of responsibility, self-discipline and organization that will enable the learning- disabled student to become an independent learner and a contributing member of society. A learning disability is generally defined as a cognitive dysfunction, frequently hereditary, characterized by an inability to deal with written symbols, despite average or above-average intelligence, conventional instruction and socio-cultural opportunity.
  • Some of the characteristics include short attention span, poor ability to organize, slowness in finishing work, and an impaired ability to concentrate.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-9
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMost learning differences supported
Year Founded1985
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students141 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The Bedford School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants/shorts and colored polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,550
Admissions DirectorDr. Betsy Box

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballGolf,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Recreational Athletic Programs:
STEM

School Notes

  • Our mission is to maximize the potential of students with learning differences and develop foundations for success. The first LD school on the southside of Atlanta, Bedford offers small class size, a challenging academic curriculum, modern multifaceted facilities, extra-curricular activities, and summer academic and recreational programs such as Squirrel Hollow Camp, all in a structured special education setting.

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I just want to say again that we are big fans of The Bedford School. Recently my friend told one of her friends to give me a call as they were looking at different options for their daughter. I gave high praise to Bedford. Your school changed our everyday lives for the better and we are so thankful that we found Bedford. If we had to do it over again, we would do the exact same thing. The Bedford School is such a sweet and nurturing school and gave Jacob so much confidence in himself. If you ever need us for a reference or recommendation, we would be happy to help!
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