All Fletcher School academic programs are based on the Orton-Gillingham method of instruction as developed by Dr. Samuel T. Orton and educator Anna Gillingham. The Orton-Gillingham methodology utilizes phonetics and emphasizes visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.
Instruction begins by focusing on the structure of language and gradually moves towards reading. The program provides students with immediate feedback and a predictable sequence that integrates reading, writing, and spelling. The Orton-Gillingham method is language-based and success-oriented. Content courses such as Social Studies, Science, and Math, are taught using the same multisensory techniques of instruction.
In addition to a fully accredited course of instruction for grades K-12, one-on-one tutoring by Fletcher School teachers is available through the After School and Summer Tutoring Program.