Benchmark School is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Academic Schools and has been accorded 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. A not-for-profit, independent school, Benchmark relies on tuition and charitable gifts for its operation. Accredited by Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, which is a member in good standing of the National Association of Independent Schools’ Commission on Accreditation.
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.
Irene Gaskins designed Benchmark not only to be a special school for helping struggling readers, but she also wanted it to be a laboratory for designing instruction that works for all students.
Tim Rasinski, Ph.D., Professor of Literacy Education, Kent State University
Benchmark has perfected its instructional model over a 49-year period and yet continues to refine it and extend it. All struggling learners should be taught so well and so intensively.
Dick Allington, Ph.D., Professor of Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee; Member, International Reading Association's Hall of Fame