Benchmark School and our own Head of School Chris Hancock are the lead features in an article called "Engaged" in Suburban Life magazine that examines how students with learning differences need supportive environments to thrive.
From the article:
“We look to treating each learner, each reader, as an individual,” Hancock says of Benchmark School, a coeducational school for children who learn differently. “In reading, for instance, it starts with a simple acknowledgement: that teaching reading to Suzy requires a fundamentally different set of beliefs than teaching Suzy to read. The latter reorients the subject and privileges innovation over standardization. It invites, among many other areas, cultural and personal elements into the process of teaching reading. Students thereby connect and engage more.”