Fast Facts

Benchmark School is an independent, co-educational school for bright children in grades 1-8 who have been identified as having dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, auditory processing or other learning differences.
Established: 1970
Enrollment: 182 students 
Grades: 1-8
Faculty/Student Ratio: 1:3
School Day: 8:15 AM-2:50 PM (After-School Activities end at 4:00 PM)
Campus: 23-acre campus
Address: 2107 North Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 (1.5 miles from Exit 5 off of I-476)
Transportation:  Busing is provided by the following school districts: Chester, Garnet Valley, Great Valley, Haverford, Lower Merion, Marple-Newtown, Penn-Delco, Radnor, Philadelphia, Ridley, Rose Tree-Media, Springfield, T/E, Upper Darby, Wallingford-Swarthmore, West Chester, and William Penn
Facilities Include: Innovation Lab, 20,000 Volume Library, Curriculum library, 420 Seat A. Palmer West Family Performing Arts Center, Music and Art Rooms, Science Labs, Gymnasium, Heated Outdoor Pool, Playing Fields, Playground, Confidence Ropes & Zip Wire Course
Technology:  Innovation Lab; iPad and SMART Board technology used in all lower school, middle school, math, and science classrooms; one-to-one laptops in the middle school; wireless service in all buildings, instruction applying a range of technological tools integrated across the curriculum based on Benchmark's Technology Integration Framework
Benchmark Camp: Benchmark offers a five-week Summer Camp centered on Language Arts and Recreation. Three options are available: half day, full day, or language arts only. For more information, click here.
Accreditation: Benchmark is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent School (PAIS), which is a member in good standing of the National Association of Independent School's (NAIS) Commission on Accreditation.
School Memberships: 
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) –
  • Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) –
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA) -
  •  Pennsylvania Branch of The International Dyslexia Association –
  •  Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) –
Discrimination Policy:  Benchmark School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexuality diversity, age, or against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of  disability, in its admissions and financial program, in the administration of its educational program, or in its employment policies.
Financial Aid: Available to qualified applicants. Benchmark awards financial aid grants based on need. Families interested in pursuing tuition assistance need to complete the National Association of Independent School’s SSS (School and Student Services) forms at These forms provide an objective means of determining each family’s level of need.
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