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Academic Overview


The Lower School is a place where students find success through the specialized Orton-Gillingham method of instruction. The Orton-Gillingham approach is sequential, cumulative, flexible, and repetitive to help students achieve mastery while fostering student growth and success. All classes are taught using a combination of multisensory education to support learning and remediation with a clear focus on supporting students’ executive functioning skills. Lower school students receive a comprehensive multisensory education with instruction in Language Tutorial, Reading Comprehension, Math, Written Expression, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Physical Education, Technology, and Social Skills.

The Middle and Upper Schools equip our graduates with the necessary tools and skills to be successful beyond their time at The Fletcher School. Classes are focused on giving individualized instruction and assessment, while also challenging students to think independently and strengthen their critical assessment abilities. Students are offered a variety of engaging elective classes as they begin to explore their own unique interests and strengths. Principled components of the Orton-Gillingham program are used in the classroom to further enhance learning of content and skills through a multisensory approach. Through our College Guidance Program, each student has the chance to find the right fit for post-secondary success, starting early in their Upper School years. 

We see each student as an individual, with their own unique interests, strengths and capabilities to be successful now and in the future. 


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