The Brighton School

Tel: (225)291-2524
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  • The Brighton School is an independent, non-profit K-12 school dedicated to the teaching of bright and talented students with dyslexia and/or other related learning differences.
  • We are continually engaged in a pursuit of research, design, and implementation of proven academic programs and individualized strategies for these students.
  • At The Brighton School we believe that all students can be successful, productive adults.
  • Our school features two campuses to better meet the needs of these bright and talented students.
  • The Partridge Campus for grades K-6 and the Parkmeadow Campus for grades 7-12.
  • The Brighton School, K-12, assists students with dyslexia and related learning differences in achieving their full academic and personal potential.
  • Through the pursuit and implementation of research-based instructional techniques, the school helps children grow intellectually, emotionally and socially.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia

Student Body

Total Students207 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeThe Brighton School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Since its conception in 1972, the Dyslexia Association of Greater Baton Rouge, Inc., dba The Brighton School identified that the educational needs of dyslexic children were not being met. Therefore, a small group of parents of children with dyslexia organized and provided a research based Saturday tutorial program under the direction of Dr. Charles Shedd, a clinical psychologist. The summer program began the following June. The association built and moved into its own facility in 1982. In 1999, the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council accredited the Structured Language Arts Teacher Education Course. The fall of 2001 marked an expansion of Brighton with the Foundations Program. This early intervention program is for children ages 5-7 years of age. The Brighton School K-6 campus now offers four programs: Foundations, Lower and Upper Elementary and the Bridges to Success Summer Program. The Parkmeadow High School campus was opened in the fall of 2002. The high school offers a college preparatory curriculum in a small, structured school setting. The school`s primary focus is meeting the unique educational needs of students with dyslexia and related disorders. These students benefit from the small class size and structured environment. This campus offers classes for students in grades 7-12. A 15-member Board of Directors governs the Association. The Executive Director and the administrative team are responsible for implementing Board policies and directives, and overseeing the operations for the schools and their principals. The Home and School Association, Athletic Booster Club and other volunteers are involved in many aspects of the campus life that enhance the programs at the school. These very unique school programs fill a critical need for students in our community and surrounding areas. The curriculum and methodology are based on the latest findings of ongoing research sponsored by the National Institutes of Child Health and Development. This same research documents that 15% to 20% of students have dyslexia and other related learning differences and many will have difficulty achieving academic success in a traditional classroom. Yet, these intelligent and creative students have the potential to be future leaders of our community.

Profile last updated: 04/13/2016

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