I cannot say enough good thing about the Cambridge School. Cambridge is a small community of students who have had challenges due to learning disabilities, ADHD, or have faced negative school cultures and lost their will to learn. Cambridge has been a gift from above. Our child entered Cambridge with little self esteem due to his previous private school experience. He has flourished at Cambridge and has excelled academically. Students are truly taught to write well. In recent standardized test, our son has jumped 5 grade equivalents after 2 years at Cambridge. Students welcome others and treat each other with respect. The teachers and administrators take a personal interest in helping each student reach their potential. I have never seen such a consistently positive and enthusiastic staff. Cambridge is a wonderful place for children to feel included, cared for and supported. You will never regret sending your child there. Your only regret will be that you wished you sent them sooner.
Hated the school! Their Wilson program was wonderful but my child would have been better served if I had hired a full time tutor. Horrible experiences with the teachers and the bizarre director. For a very expensive small school their curriculum does not always follow the appropriate needs of your child, and the school could care less. There is one way, their way. If you don't like it you will be asked to leave an then it is practically impossible to get your child accepted into a regular private school. 10 of 24 students in my child's grade did not return after just one year at the school for these very reasons.
My daughter was asked to leave the local prep school in kindergarten when she was diagnosed as dyslexic. In 3 years of pre-K and K, her self esteem and confidence had been shattered. She entered Cambridge shy, withdrawn and reading at the 10% percentile but comprhending at a middleschool level. Six years later she reads at grade level, spells better than me, is very confident, socially comfortable and thanks to Cambridge's nominations has been accepted into John Hopkins Search for gifted and Talented youth. When her younger brother showed signs of dyslexia we didn't wait for him to fail we enrolled him at Cambridge in Kindergarten. He has never known failure and he doesn't even know that dyslexia is regarded by some as a bad thing. It costs a lot but its worth every penny.
This was our son's first year at Cambridge. He attended public school for 1st grade and had a miserable year. His public school wanted to put him in a self contained class and labeled him "communication impaired". We did not want him in self contained as we felt that it would not benefit him. He did not need "to go at a slower pace", he needed the right program. After a waste of one year where his reading and math skills regressed we moved him to Cambridge. Before Cambridge he was shy and laced self confidence. He was aware that he could not read. After one year at Cambridge our son can read and grasps math concepts. He is reading at grade level. We call Cambridge the miracle school.
Our daughter with dyslexia and other LD attended Cambridge for 3 yrs in middle school. It prepared her incredibly well for High School and helped to turn her into the confident young lady she is today! Prior to attending Cambridge, she had very low self esteem and felt 'different' about being pulled out of the classroom for special ed classes in the public school. Those classes, while small, had 6-8 kids, all with different learning styles, with a teacher who was not trained to address each style and certainly could not do it properly in only 49 min/day. Cambridge gives each child the appropriate attention and addresses learning styles individually.
This is our daughter's first year at Cambridge. She is severely dyslexic and struggled at the local public school even with daily Wilson tutoring, speech therapy, and reading recovery. We've seen global improvement in our daughter in short 6 months. She has increased her reading fluency; she is completing homework independently; and she has a positive disposition about learning for the first time ever. Cambridge has proven to be a perfect learning environment!
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