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Pace Brantley Hall School

Private | 1-12 | 160 students

Focused on learning disabilities since 1972.

 
 

Living in Longwood

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $182,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,150.

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2012:
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Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014

I gave this school a one star and the post was changed to a 4 star. Horrible school this year! The school is writing the post. I know because I use to volunteer and I witness the staff writing and changing the posts. This school is horrible. Pretty school but is a very expensive child care. Your child will be left behind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

My son as a third grader did not know how to read and only knew his alphabet. He started at Pace as a fifth grader. He is now a senior with a 3.8 GPA, President of the National Honor Society and is going to one of the three top rated colleges in the southeastern United States. Pace is the one of the best reasons we moved to Florida. The teachers are superb and interested and motivated to help your children. If you are thinking about Pace as an educational choice for your children, look no further. You found it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

My daughter is thriving in this school, she loves all the hands on learning and the small class sizes.
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Posted October 27, 2013

Pace Brantley School is a wonderful place for children with learning disabilities. They have the patience and time necessary to help their students succeed. At Pace the focus is truly on the individual student and how to help the student gain confidence to learn the skills they need to be successful.


Posted March 13, 2013

PACE has a beautiful campus, great social activities and sport programs with plenty of parental involvement. When it comes to providing an individualized academic program for my child's learning difference they fall short! Students are grouped into classes that come closest to my child's needs. From year to year that luck changes based on overall student population. That's too much like our public school experience. Sometimes we get a good fit but when its not, we watch your child fall behind yet another year. There does not seem to be a real freedom to give the individualized academic plan as promised. Often parents resort to expensive after school tutoring to supplement what the students are not getting during the day to prevent from falling behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2012

I can't speak highly enough of Pace Brantley School. I only wish he had enrolled our daughter sooner. We came from a top-notch Seminole County high school but found it's not so top-notch when your child has a learning disability. Pace knows how to reach and teach each student and are geared to meet their individual needs. Our daughter's self esteem and confidence level are higher than they've ever been. She loves to go to school now -- we no longer have an attendance problem as we've previously faced in past years at public school. All the kids are accepted by their peers for who they are and not judged by their individual challenges. They focus on the core academics but they also offer a variety of electives & extra curricular activities (sign language, art, drama club, sports). They even have prom in the spring! Having a school nurse onsite and a high school guidance counselor who is a LMHC have been invaluable. For the first time, we now feel our child could go on to take college courses after graduation, something we previously thought would not be an option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Excellent program. I have two students enrolled at Pace and would not go anywhere else in Florida. They have IEP's for all their students and offer amazing programs for the high schoolers. So happy we discovered Pace, the staff is the most caring, compassionate and invested teachers we've ever encountered. Looking forward to many more years with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

Amazing Program! My son is in the college-prep high school program at Pace. Previously he was in Orange County Public Schools. Having ADHD, we did not know what private schools were available to us and happened upon Pace. In the two years we've been there, he's made a 180 from where he was. His grades are consistently A's and B's and he is interested in school. Which never happened until Pace! He really gets into his assignments and is curious about everything. We have long conversations now about what his day was like and what he's working on. I know Pace offers two tracks for high school. One college prep track and one modified track for kids going toward vocational training. My sister is sending her autistic son to Pace next year. Pace puts an incredible emphasis on each student and develops individual education plans for every student each year to keep the kids on their goals. I'm not sure where we would be right now, had we not found Pace. With a school that has been around for 40 years, I wish we had discovered it sooner! Best school in Florida for kids that need extra attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

PBHS has an excellent faculty and program that tailors itself to the individual student who has a learning or cognitive disorder. It also has wonderful art, speech, reading and sports programs as well to bring out the best in each student. Every child is made to feel special from grades 1-12. There is an on-site nurse and psychologist as well as the aforementioned sport facility and art room. I cannot recommend this school highly enough to any parent who has struggled with the school system to get their child the individual attention and support he or she needs to not just succeed but excel. Patrice Weaver-Melton
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

I can't say enough about this school! PACE is wonderful, nurturing environment that helps children grow while maintaining academic standards. Our son was part of their family while we lived in Orlando and has suffered since being back in the public school system. I can't recommend this school high enough for anyone considering private schools for ADHD children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2004

My son has thrived at this school. The programs provided have greatly improved his academic abilities, as well as, improved his self esteem. Each student works at their own pace and can be confident of their achievement prior to tackling new challenges. The various extracurricular activies throughout the year add to the positive experience at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The school is in a comfortable wooded setting. The faculty and staff are superb! My child's academic life has changed. Teachers take time to teach to individual students and are very caring of the kids' needs. I am so grateful for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 42%
Hispanic 9% 29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 5% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 57% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 43% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Setson University
Rolling College
Savannah College of Art & Desi
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school: ends at 5:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Kathleen Shatlock, M. Ed.
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • CEC
  • NAPSEC

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special ed
  • Special education
  • Special eduction
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Leaders in Training
  • Leadership
  • National Honor Society
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Pacemaker Organization
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$13000 - $14000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
McKay

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Setson University
Rolling College
Savannah College of Art & Desi
College preparation / awareness offered
None
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 57%
4 year college - 43%
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3221 Sand Lake Road
Longwood, FL 32779
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Phone: (407) 869-8882

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