The Prentice School

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The Prentice School Photo #1 - The Prentice School's innovative small group program is designed to help children with language-based learning disabilities including dyslexia, and co-occurring conditions like ADD and ADHD.
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The Prentice School Photo #1 - The Prentice School's innovative small group program is designed to help children with language-based learning disabilities including dyslexia, and co-occurring conditions like ADD and ADHD.
The Prentice School Photo #2 - Our highly trained teachers understand multi-sensory teaching methods and work to create an inclusive, nurturing environment for students.
The Prentice School Photo #3 - The Prentice School is located on a 6.6 acre campus in North Tustin, CA. It includes full-size, remodeled classrooms with flexible seating options, fields, playgrounds and blacktops. We also have an Elementary and Junior High Science Lab, Physical Education, Art and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) classes for all students.
The Prentice School Photo #4 - The Prentice School offers 50 minutes of daily Orton-Gillingham (OG) Structured Literacy for all students in grades 1 - 6. Classes are in small groups of 5 or less students and are leveled.
The Prentice School Photo #5 - The Prentice School has a separate Academic Enrichment building which includes an Elementary Science Lab, Junior High Science Lab, Art room, Small Group classrooms, plus a greenhouse and outdoor gardens.
The Prentice School Photo #6 - Our Junior High program (Grades 7 & 8) includes Amplify ELA, Writing, Math, History, Science Lab and PE. Our Junior High rooms are designed with furniture and chairs that allow for flexible seating arrangements, as well as mobile workstations that promote comfort, collaboration, engagement and inclusion. Classes include up to 12 students maximum.
The Prentice School Photo #7 - The Eagle's Nest is our student Library and Lounge, designed to promote creativity in a relaxed environment. It includes a full elementary and junior high library, art stations, Lego, board and video games, and more!
The Prentice School Photo #8 - The Prentice School offers on-campus student support including Speech and Language (2 SLPs, 1 SLPA), Occupational Therapy, after school tutoring program, and Read Dog therapy.
The Prentice School Photo #9 - Head of School, Devon Green with Assistant Head of School, Sabrina Clark and Director of Program, Claire Passaro
The Prentice School was founded over 37 years ago by a group of parents wanting a better education for their children with dyslexia.
Leveraging research and technology, Prentice continues that mission today with a focus to empower students in Grades 1 - 8.
Our innovative program is designed to help children with language-based learning differences including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorders, including co-occuring conditions like ADD and ADHD.

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Top Rankings

The Prentice School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, auditory-processing disorders, visual processing disorders and related issues
Year Founded
1986
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
144 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
The Prentice School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Prentice Uniform, Prentice Spirit Wear

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Grades 1 - 6 $33,500, Grades 7 - 8 $34,750, Needs-Based Financial Assistance may be available to eligible families.
Admissions Director
Pam Gordon

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Animal Club, Dog's Best Friend (Reading), Gardening Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Fine Arts Club, Musical Theater Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Flag Football, Pickleball, Soccer

School Notes

The Prentice School was founded over 37 years ago by a group of parents wanting a better education for their children with dyslexia. Leveraging research and technology, Prentice continues that mission today with a focus to empower students in Grades 1 - 8. Our innovative program is designed to help children with language-based learning differences including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorders, including co-occuring conditions like ADD and ADHD.

A HISTORY OF OUR SCHOOL
In 1992, Prentice purchased a 6.6 acre campus in Central Orange County that includes 20 classrooms, auditorium, sports fields, playgrounds, central quad, and blacktop.

In 2001, we built our Academic Enrichment building, adding an Elementary and Junior High Science Lab, Art room and 4 Small Group classrooms. We also added our Main Administration building.


ELEMENTARY PROGRAM (GRADES 1 - 6)
When your child attends Prentice's Elementary program (grades 1 - 6), they receive:
  • ORTON-GILLINGHAM STRUCTURED LITERACY - 60 minutes per day in a leveled small group
  • AMPLIFY ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS / SOCIAL STUDIES - 50 minutes per day in a leveled small group
  • WRITING - 50 minutes per day in a leveled small group
  • MATH - 50 minutes per day in a leveled group
  • ELEMENTARY SCIENCE/PHYSICAL EDUCATION /ART -As full classes, integrated throughout the week with speciliast teachers
  • SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) - 50 minutes / one day per week with our on-site licensed Marriage Family Therapist.
  • MIND MASTERS - 20 minutes per day Working Memory Cognitive Training program

JUNIOR HIGH PROGRAM (GRADES 7 - 8)
When your child attends Prentice's Junior High program (grades 7 -8), they receive:
  • AMPLIFY ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS / WRITING - 50 minutes per day in a leveled group
  • HISTORY - 50 minutes per day in a leveled group
  • WRITING -50 minutes per day in a leveled group
  • MATH - 50 minutes per day in a leveled group
  • JUNIOR HIGH SCIENCE LAB - 50 minutes per day in our Junior High Science Lab in a leveled group
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 50 minutes / three days per week with a our PE teacher
  • SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) - 50 minutes / one day per week with our on-site licensed Marriage Family Therapist.
  • MIND MASTERS - 20 minutes per day Working Memory Cognitive Training program

All enrolled students at The Prentice School receive licenses for:
  • Learning Ally - High quality, human-read audiobook system designed for students with language-based learning disorders. Books are presented in a format struggling readers can easily absorb, allowing them to achieve their academic potential.
  • Google Education - All coursework is assigned and managed through Google Classroom for easy visibility, collaboration with teachers and access to our Assistive Technology tools.
  • Don Johnston Snap&Read - The Snap&Read toolkit is built into Chrome to help students comprehend everything they read with tools to assist reading, organize information, and annotate PDFs.
  • Don Johnston Co:Writer - Co:Writer is built into Chrome and uses grammar-smart and vocabulary-smart word prediction, translation support, and speech recognition to help students with writing.
  • Minecraft Education - Minecraft Education is a game-based platform that inspires creative and inclusive teaching through play.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Prentice School cost?
The Prentice School's tuition is approximately $33,500 for private students.
Does The Prentice School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Prentice School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is The Prentice School's ranking?
The Prentice School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for The Prentice School?
The application deadline for The Prentice School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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