Mission

The Legacy School is designed to meet the educational needs of children with language-based learning differences (dyslexia, dysgraphia, and language processing difficulties) in grades 1 through 8. Legacy School’s purpose is to respond to the population of intelligent, creative children who need a structured, systematic and multi-sensory approach in order to learn how to read and write.

Our students are children of average to superior intelligence who require innovative, multi-sensory teaching methods to remediate their learning weaknesses.  Every student at Legacy School who reads below grade level receives daily one-to-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring.  In this tutoring period, each child receives instruction according to an individualized plan that is carefully constructed and implemented to remediate each student’s language weaknesses.  It is our goal that each student receives remedial services designed to prepare them to successfully re-enter or enter a more mainstreamed, traditional school setting.

While tutoring is the cornerstone of our program, we also teach from comprehensive curricula covering all core academic areas.  Our students receive literature, writing, math, science and social studies. The principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach are incorporated throughout all curricula.  Our teaching in all subjects is multi-sensory, structured, sequential and systematic.

Legacy School’s philosophy is to meet the needs of the whole child, which includes enhancing their individual strengths. Therefore, children have opportunities to develop and enjoy areas of strength during art, drama, music and physical education classes. Instruction across curricular areas is integrated when possible.  We are committed to creating a rich and nurturing environment where children can experience the success and joy of learning.

Our three-to-one student to teacher ratio allows us to truly know and celebrate the uniqueness of each child.

 

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