The New Community School empowers bright, talented students who are challenged by dyslexia and related learning differences. The innovative and research-based college preparatory curriculum uses a customized educational approach to build skills in language and math and to foster academic and personal strengths - igniting the passions and gifts of unique minds.
When my son first entered The New Community School in 1998, neither he or I were sure of his future. I knew that he was bright and talented, and it broke my heart to watch him struggle at other schools. He and I were unsure of what to expect, but neither of us was prepared for the transformation that happened to him while at New Community. Today, almost 20 years later, he attributes his success in college, graduate school, and life to his time at The New Community School.
This is a place that truly transforms lives. Bright young people with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences are given the tools that they need to empower themselves to do great things, to fulfill their potential. They are given opportunities to succeed in academics, athletics, the arts, and more. Today, TNCS is helping more students than it ever has. We are in the process of building our first new academic building in more than 20 years, which will allow us to help even more students in more ways.
At New Community, students become independent learners, able to overcome their learning disabilities to succeed in our language laden society. 85% of New Community graduates attend college and all are equipped with improved language skills and a better understanding of how they learn, tools they will use for the rest of their lives.
Uniquely committed to allowing any student who wants to play the opportunity to join a team, New Community offers a vibrant athletics program. What students discover on the athletic field is similar to what they discover in the classroom—that despite their learning difficulties, they can succeed.
The Summer School Program offers middle and upper school students from area schools an opportunity to improve basic skills in reading, writing, mathematics, keyboarding, and organizational/study skills through small classes with direct and individual attention.
The most frequent comment from students and parents alike is that they learn there is a different way to teach/learn. Parents are surprised when their children who have typically associated school with all things negative, want to come to school. Here learning is different. One parent noted, “the specialized, small group experience with peers on the same level and with learning style differences is invaluable for self-esteem in only 4 weeks.” 24% of students who attend the summer session later enroll in the school to turn short-term success into long-term learning.
Designed to be remedial in nature, the summer program helps to improve basic skills that students will carry with them throughout their educational development. Equally important, students gain confidence and self-esteem. As one parent described, the program is “rewarding and life-long lessons are taught.”
The educational community is better informed about and able to serve students with specific learning disabilities.
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A careful steward of our resources, we are proud to be debt-free and operate with fiscal responsibility. With small budgets but extreme dedication, we strive to make the impossible, possible. Our direct and transparent focus on our young learners enables changes that last lifetimes. We hope to grow our small endowment to help the school weather tough economic times like those we are currently facing and to help us continue to grow our top-notch educational program to enable students with dyslexia to unlock their bright futures.
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