The Prentice School

  • Founded in 1986, The Prentice School has transformed the lives of over 5,000 students with learning differences such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, anxiety, and visual processing and executive function disorders. The Prentice School is a private, nonprofit academic school located in North Tustin, California and is a Certified Nonpublic School through the California Department of Education and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • The Prentice approach is designed to engage students on three learning pathways, including auditory, visual, and kinesthetic.
  • Using evidence-based curriculum and instructional methodologies, a structured literacy approach, multi-sensory instructional strategies, and ongoing progress monitoring, The Prentice School offers an unparalleled learning experience to students with learning differences who possess average to high intelligence, whose needs have not been met in a more traditional classroom setting.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supported Language-based learnerg differences
Year Founded1986
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students108 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeThe Prentice School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,550
Tuition NotesGr. K - 5 $21200 Gr. 6 - 8 $22500Reduction in tuition for additional children.
Admissions DirectorDevon Green
Admissions AssociatePam Gordon

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, TennisArcheryBasketball,
Flag FootballGolf,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Hip Hop Dance Club, Homework Club, Lego Club, Photography Club, Sports Clu

School Notes

  • For over 30 years, The Prentice School has been a model of excellence for educating students who learn differently. The Prentice School serves bright students with language-based learning differences and related learning challenges including dyslexia (language-based processing disorder), dyscalculia (math-based processing disorder), dysgraphia (written language-based processing disorder) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and anxiety
  • MISSION: To provide innovative education and a nurturing environment for students with learning differences to succeed in life.
  • VISION: To become a model of excellence for educating students with learning differences.
  • SCHOOL VALUES: At The Prentice School, we believe that all students with learning differences deserve a quality, research-based education.  In particular, we lead by valuing: Innovation.  A quality multi-sensory education that evolves according to how each student learns best, including the use of state-of-the-art technology and learning tools. Personalization.  A customized educational experience that builds and sustains each student`s social, emotional and academic well-being in a caring and nurturing environment. A Whole-Child Approach.  Helping students develop and sustain a healthy self-esteem as they reach their full potential and become productive, independent adults. Self-Advocacy. Developing self-motivated learners who confidently advocate for their own growth and that of others through collaboration and communication. Community.  An affirming community of educators, professionals, parents and contributors that supports students on their respective journeys.

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