"Suburban Life" Features Benchmark School

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.” 

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About Benchmark School

Benchmark School, located at 2107 N. Providence Road, Media, Pa., is an independent, not-for-profit day school serving students in grades 1-8. Founded in 1970, the school is committed to helping bright students who have yet to reach their academic potential become confident and strategic thinkers, learners, and problem solvers who meet with success in school and life. For more information about Benchmark School, please call 610-565-3741 or visit BenchmarkSchool.org.