Because One Size Does Not Fit All
At Friends, we understand that every student’s educational journey is different. And our goal, above all else, is to ensure academic and social success in and out of the classroom. The Learning Center at Friends provides students with educational support, instruction, and organizational assistance that helps students reach their potential. To sign up for the Learning Center, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Assistant Head of School, Galen Hamann, at [email protected] or our learning specialist, Susan Davidson, at [email protected].
What We Do
While at the Learning Center, we focus on individual learning abilities and styles. Below, explore some of our services we provide:
- Individual evaluation and assessment
- Measurable goals and objectives tailored to individual needs
- Organizational skills
- One-on-one instructional support
- Remediation of essential academic skills
- Comprehension skills
- Content area assistant and instructional support
- Individual reports on student progress
- Enhancement of visual and auditory processing skills
- Student advocacy
Designed For Every Student
At the Learning Center our learning specialist, Susan Davidson, provides personalized, individual instruction to students with learning differences and challenges of any age. Typically, we discover these differences during testing, in which our school counselor will work with Susan to develop a Personalized Education Plan, or PEP, for the student. Our goal is to ensure learners of all abilities achieve a higher level of self-sufficiency. If additional tutoring is needed, we can help make recommendations.
The Learning Center has several different options:
$150- Woodcock Johnson IV assessment. This tool provides a comprehensive set of individually administered, norm-referenced tests that explore individual strengths and weaknesses across cognitive, linguistic and academic abilities.
Option 2: Hourly:
$45 per hour- Instructional support for students requiring less than 2 hours of service per week throughout the school year, on an “as needed” basis.
Option 3: Flat Fee:
$2,850 per school year- Instruction support for students requiring up to 2 hours* of service per week throughout the school year. If paid by September 1st, will be $2,500. If started after October 1st it will be prorated, any service rendered will be prorated by the number of weeks in the school year. If the services are needed more than 2 hours, hours will be billed at the $45 hourly rate.
*Each hour consists of 45 minutes with specialist one on one or in small groups and 15 minutes of prep time for the specialist. These times can be scheduled for 7:15-8 am, 3-4:30 pm, or during free periods, extra help periods, or lunch. We will try not to schedule students during core class time, or community times as we want them to be successful in their classes and fully engaged in the community.
Option 4: Elementary Small Reading Group
$40 per week for 2-3 sessions of small group reading instruction and practice for 2-4 students for 30 minute sessions.