December 10, 2010

A New School in the New Year

The Boy will be starting a new school on January 5th. This year has been particularly frustrating for him - he only has one more week at his current school.

He will be so excited when I tell him today! He spent a day at the new school this week, and just loved it. He especially liked the teacher who taught Math and Science (but couldn't remember his name). He said he 'mastered' Algebra and Physics while there.

I'm looking forward to him having some success in his new school as he starts this new chapter in his life.

His current district has to arrange tuition payment and transportation. He'll have a 45-minute bus ride each way (if traffic cooperates).

Here's some info from the New School's Web site (minus the name, of course):

The New School

Do you know a child who

  • Has trouble making or keeping friends?
  • Spends significant time alone while at lunch or on the playground?
  • Is often the target of bullies?
  • Performs below potential in school?
  • Is unable to resolve conflicts?
  • Refuses to cooperate at home?
  • Needs motivation and encouragement?
  • Has trouble focusing and appears disorganized?
  • Constantly forgets or loses schoolwork?
  • Requires constant supervision?
  • Is not living up to his or her potential?

Program Description

The New School opened in January 2009. This program provides an alternative education setting for up to 30 middle and upper school students who benefit from small classes, specialized learning plans, social skills instruction, and family involvement. The New School has a low student to staff ratio and offers a cooperative approach to education that includes students, parents and teachers. Our approach emphasizes the “whole child” in relation to both the academic and social environment and offers a private school option for non-traditional learners.

The New School offers

  • A private school option for non-traditional learners grades 6 through 12
  • A convenient location
  • A cooperative approach that includes students, parents and teachers
  • An emphasis on the “whole child,” socially and academically
  • An accredited academic program designed for students with learning differences
  • Individualized student assessments
  • Individual and family support
  • Small classrooms and a low student-to-staff ratio
  • Learning strategies and skills to help children reach their full potential

Educational consultants provide additional after-school services, including tutoring, socio-motivational groups, and speech and language therapy.

We work with children who have

  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • attention problems
  • non-traditional learning styles
  • social development deficits
  • behavioral concerns
  • emotional issues
  • been unsuccessful in traditional education settings 


  1. That sounds like a really good place for him. congrats.

  2. I am so glad he is gong there and getting out of the hades he is in right now.

  3. The New School sounds perfect for The Boy! I'm glad he enjoyed his visit. Is "The New School" really the name? I would love to recommend it to our Special School District teachers at my school.

    Kudos to you, mom!

  4. I'm so glad this is happening ... it sounds like the perfect place for him. Keeping my fingers crossed all goes well. (And it sounds worth the long commute.)

  5. So glad that he will go to a school that actually works for him and not against him!


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