We moved from Massachusetts and found the public school system was not going to be able to meet the learning needs of our daughter. We feel we are the luckiest people on the planet to have found Porter. The teachers and staff literally changed our school life around.
Porter Academy is an amazing school! Our son is wrapping up his 5th year at the school. During his time at Porter, he has been consistently challenged academically. We have seen a dramatic improvement in his sensory integration as well as his ability to monitor and regulate his sensory needs. We have seen his confidence and self-esteem repaired after a rough start in the public school system. At Porter, each student and his/her gifts and challenges are regarded on an individual basis. We have been thrilled with our son's success.
I love Porter Academy! I remember when I heard my son was accepted and it was the best news ever. This is the first year my son get up and is excited about going to school. I love the small class environment, the hands on assistance and he feels loved. The teachers and the staff are great, they have great communication skills.
I love this school! My son has special needs but is very high functioning, and he didn't fit in anywhere! When we found Porter Academy, he finally found the perfect setting to learn and build his confidence. The teachers are wonderful and foster a loving environment. The staff has provided fantastic facilities for the children and the students have a terrific physical education coach, a computer lab, physical therapy equipment, and a specially designed special needs gym with the best equipment. If you are looking for a school that can allow your child to learn at his or her own pace in a small, personal, social school setting, then this is the place for you!
My son is extremely bright, and high-functioning autistic. He has flourished in Porter's therapy-immersion environment, in just about every way. When we brought him there, we were so worried about his future, but the staff there is so amazing. And they even work very hard with the parents to get you the funding you need to pay for your child's education there. I cannot recommend Porter highly enough. I only wish it were located closer to our family.
The staff at Porter really know how to connect with each student and help them with individual struggles. This school is academically challenging and has high expectations for behavior, within such a loving environment that the students are excited to work hard and do the right thing. It is the perfect place for my child who has high anxiety and low self esteem.
We love Porter Academy! This is the first year my children get up and are ready for school by themselves...every day! They are doing so well in the small class environment, the hands on assistance and they feel like they belong. The teachers and the staff are great, they listen and take action to whatever my concerns might be are right away. They are never too busy to meet or talk with me and they truly care about our kids. My children are learning, maturing and are more independent. Thanks to everyone at Porter for their understanding of our children and for finding a way to teach them the way that they need to learn.
Our daughter has attended Porter for the last two years. Though we liked our local elementary school, class sizes continued to grow and she just wasn't getting the one-on-one attention she needs to grow and develop. At Porter they have small class sizes, which allow the teacher to focus on the children's individual needs. Our teacher is outstanding and it's quite clear this isn't just a job; she's very vested in the outcome and development of our child. We like the access to various therapy's (OT, PT, Speech, etc) and music program, and feel the teachers in these areas are very good as well. It's a bit of a drive for us, but seeing our daughter do well and enjoy school is worth it.