The Prentice School

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The Prentice School Photo #1 - Our junior high program is focused on accommodated transition into the public setting. Our standard curriculum is aligned to common core standards. Additionally, students attend science, physical education and electives. Students experience class switching and are taught organizational skills, self advocacy, and are assisted with academic and career goals and identify the best educational moving into high school and beyond.
The Prentice School Photo #2 - 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. All students have PE, Music, Art and Science.
The Prentice School Photo #3 - The Prentice School is a K-8 private, WASC accredited school. We are also designated Non-Public School (NPS by the State of California.
The Prentice School Photo #4 - The Prentice School was created for students with language-based learning differences including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, auditory-processing disorders, visual-processing disorders and related issues. Our students receive daily Orton-Gillingham structured literacy, ELA, OnCloud9 math, executive functioning and full enrichment programs.
The Prentice School Photo #5 - The Prentice School has a separate Academic Enrichment building which includes a Tech Lab, Music Room, Art Room, Elementary Science Room, Junior High Science Lab, plus a greenhouse and outdoor garden.
The Prentice School Photo #6 - 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 #7 - The Prentice School has a full-time MFT that offers drop in or scheduled visits during school. She also conducts a junior high advisory class twice a week that meets by grade-level as a group. Students are provided psychoeducation and taught life skills. Interpersonal issues inside the group of students can be discussed in a non-judgmental forum.
The Prentice School Photo #8 - The Prentice School's Head of School, Devon Green.
The Prentice School Photo #9 - The Prentice School's Director of Program, Sabrina Clark.
  • 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)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, auditory-processing disorders, visual processing disorders and related issues
Year Founded1986
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students126 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The 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$27,200
Tuition NotesGr. K - 5 $27,200 Gr. 6 $27,900 Gr. 7, 8 $28,500Reduction in tuition for additional children.
Admissions DirectorDevon Green
Admissions AssociatePam Gordon

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Animal Club, Chess Club, Cooking For Kids, Dog's Best Friend (Reading), Hip Hop Dance Club, Musical Theater Club, Nexplore Magic Club, Nexplore Makers Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Guitar Club, Music class, Segerstrom Art Program

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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