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How you learn is how you grow

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at the root of any challenge is opportunity

grow your own way

Welcome to Benchmark

Students who learn differently need a program tailored to the way they learn best.
At Benchmark School, our exclusive approach goes beyond basic reading programs to reach the whole child.
When our graduates leave Benchmark School, they are confident and competent learners who know their learning styles intimately, and can advocate for their own success.

Lower School

In the Lower School (grades 1-5), students begin to develop an understanding of who they are as learners while building a foundation of tools, strategies, and knowledge.

Lower School

Middle School

Benchmark's Middle School (Grades 6-8) helps students grow as self-advocates who regulate their learning by knowing what they do well, what they need help to do, and where to get help.

Lower School

News & Events

A Visit from Luminaries

We were honored to welcome our founder Dr. Irene Gaskins, her longtime collaborator and prominent literacy researcher Dr. Richard Anderson, and education researchers Dr. Jingjing Sun from the University of Montana and Dr. Tzu-Jung Lin from The Ohio State University. 

Full Story about A Visit from Luminaries
Pioneering Soccer Partnership

This school year, Benchmark has been engaged in a partnership with The SWAG, an organization connected with the Philadelphia Union that is designed to expose young people to soccer. Watch the video. 

Full Story about Pioneering Soccer Partnership
Benchmark Wins International Marketing Award

Benchmark School won a 2023 Bronze InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Award for Graphic Identity Redesign in the only international competition that recognizes excellence in private and independent school marketing and communications.

Full Story about Benchmark Wins International Marketing Award
Our New Playground

On Thursday, November 16, we cut the ribbon on our new playground, the spectacular Brodnik Outdoor Learning Environment, or BOLE. Students, staff, families, members of the Board of Trustees, and other friends gathered to celebrate the opening and experience the playground first-hand. 

Full Story about Our New Playground

Calendar of Events

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our campus

Experience warmth and care on our 24-acre wooded campus in Media, PA. 

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the benchmark approach

The Benchmark Approach is a unique way of teaching children with learning differences including dyslexia, executive function skills challenges, and ADHD/ADD.

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