The Siena School

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The Siena School Photo #1 - The Siena School offers a rich educational program for bright, college-bound students in grades 4-12 with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
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The Siena School Photo #1 - The Siena School offers a rich educational program for bright, college-bound students in grades 4-12 with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
The Siena School Photo #2 - Siena seeks to create a highly individualized and personalized learning experience for each student. We accomplish this by maintaining a small overall school size and small class sizes, and by providing students with a range of individual supports such as a faculty advisor and an individualized learning plan.
The Siena School Photo #3 - The Siena School values a varied curriculum that includes daily work in the arts.
The Siena School Photo #4 - Siena students have great creative strengths, and the arts programs help students build on those strengths in familiar and unfamiliar media. Arts offerings currently include drawing and painting, music, drama and photography.
The Siena School Photo #5 - With a strong philosophical belief in experiential learning, our students undertake regular field trips that take full advantage of Washington, DC's wealth of cultural, artistic and civic institutions.
The Siena School Photo #6 - Technology is an integral part of Siena's program and is used to both support and enhance the learning experience. Our curriculum is presented in a multimedia/multisensory format that is highly engaging and well-suited to our students' learning styles.
The Siena School Photo #7 - The Siena School is committed to a strong athletic and physical education program. Time is set aside daily for informal activity, even in the high school. Students also participate in physical education classes throughout their time at Siena, and have the option of participating in team sports.
  • The Siena School offers a rich educational program for bright, college-bound students in grades 4-12 with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
  • Our program is designed for students with mild to moderate needs who experience a discrepancy between their intellectual abilities and academic achievement in one or more areas such as reading, writing, oral expression or math.
  • The Siena School's high school program focuses on preparing students for admissions to competitive college and university programs.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild to Moderate Language-Based Learning Differences
Year Founded2006
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students129 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBekah Atkinson

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Martial Arts, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballMartial Arts,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Arts and Crafts Club, Community Service Club, Environmentalism Club, Student Government, Technology Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Digital Photography, Drama, Elementary Makers, Music, Studio Art, Woodworking

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