The high school advertises small class sizes and individualized, challenging courses. The first part is true, as all classes I've had senior year are five or less people. That does hurt the number of social opportunities I have here. Tuition is an exorbitant $25,000 per year. No humanities AP classes are offered, no clubs that look good on a college application (besides, maybe, Art club), an awful math course that was misused (ALEKS, which is used at colleges for course placement) as the focus of our course. You can sit a class out if you're in a bad way mentally, and you can talk to a school psychologist every week if you want. Those aspects did help, but only from the limits of the school itself. To add onto the math program, it comes across more as lazy than innovative. The program individualized students academically, which is ideal for college placement tests, but did not help whatsoever in the learning process. If anything, I was behind what a senior should be studying. The emotional support the school gives you balances out how it REALLY just keeps its head above water academically, not excelling in the slightest.
Centreville School is a non-profit, independent school for children with learning disabilities ages 4 to 14. Class sizes are small and each student is given an Individualized Education Plan to foster success. Students are taught at their instructional level. Language and Occupational Therapy are offered on campus to students that demonstrate a need. All students are taught Arts and Sciences as well as offered athletics and after school clubs. Last year, Centreville School established a relationship with Layton Preparatory School which shares the same goals and values but at the secondary education level. To learn more please go to the website www.centrevilleschool.org.
My son currently attends Centreville School and we are very happy with our decision to send him there. All of the faculty are wonderful and extremely patient. Not only has my son's teacher made a huge impact on him, but all of the teachers know his name and work with him throughout the day. The head of school is always available and is greeting the families in the morning car line. I love all of the opportunities for parent involvement, which allows me see how well the school is run and leaves me feeling confident that my son is at the right school. Worth every penny!
My son is in his 7th year at Centreville School and my daughter attended just for the 8th grade. Both have diagnosed learning disabilities. I love this place! Because of the patience of the faculty, built-in social intelligence and therapy programs, and individualized education plans, my son has been able to mature and learn how to manage his ADHD while maintaining his confidence and self-esteem, which is most important. He will definitely be ready when it is time to go to high school. My daughter attended for 8th grade and it did so much to prepare her for her transition to high school. She was confident, happy and ready! The leadership of the school is fantastic with a Head of School that is a great communicator, supportive of the faculty and staff, makes the students a priority, is caring and has a backbone to run the school. Great school!
My daughter attended Centreville School for 3 years. Her improvement in reading, writing, math, and most importantly, her self esteem were remarkable. She is now a very successful high school student taking Advanced Placement literature and biology courses. Not too bad for a child who struggled to even read a book 6 years ago.