Grounded in Research, Surrounded in Support
Eton is a school where students with learning challenges learn. This is because of Eton Academy's award winning academic program.
Grounded in research-based educational best practices for different learners, Eton Academy's academic program includes a sequential, systematic and multi-sensory approach to teaching literacy. In addition, all Eton teachers are trained in Dr. Mel Levine's Schools Attuned neurodevelopmental approach to instruction.
Five key elements anchor the academic program at Eton:
- Personalization of instruction
- Literacy instruction
- An emphasis on students' developing structure and organization
- Formal and informal social and emotional support
Eton provides a comprehensive educational program for students in grades 1-12 within three academic divisions -- Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. Also part of Eton's program are Physical Education, Music and Art.
Every class -- every grade, every subject -- has no more than ten students. Classrooms are equipped with technology and tools to help students learn, despite attention issues or other potential impediments. Here are just a few examples:
- SmartBoards, projectors, computers and speakers in every classroom to provide a multi-sensory technology experience
- Phonic Ear (teacher microphone and speaker system to amplify the teacher's voice)
- Chair balls, resembling exercise balls with legs, allow for more movement, helping some students pay better attention to instruction and the task at hand
- Multi-sensory classroom tools used to reinforce lessons, addressing multiple learning styles
At Eton, our specially-trained teachers adjust their lessons to ensure students can understand what is being taught, while teaching strategies to help students manage their own learning challenges.
Enrichment opportunities include sports, music and art clubs, field trips and supervised social activities. Each opportunity is designed to allow students to explore their affinities and talents.