“It would not be an exaggeration to say that The College School changed our daughter’s life. She entered third grade struggling to read, despite intensive tutoring. At The College School she received personalized reading instruction in a caring environment. After 2 years, she was reading at grade level. Now a sophomore in high school, she is taking honors and AP classes. Our daughter would not be the successful student she is today without The College School.”Parents of TCS Alumnus
The College School
The College School offers students in grades 1 through 8 a rigorous and engaging curriculum, unique to a University setting. While some of our student population presents with mild learning challenges that may impact school success, ALL benefit from a supportive environment that promotes confidence, discovery and self-advocacy. The College School teachers and staff are passionate in their pursuit to transform students into proud and competent learners.
We are located in Newark, Delaware on the University of Delaware Children’s Campus.
Contact us today. We have a rolling admissions policy and, based on availability, will accept students throughout the school year.
TCS provides a challenging curriculum that accommodates the learning styles of our students. From the early stages of phonological awareness and decoding to fluency and comprehension, when students reach middle school, they are prepared to interact with text, make connections and read across content areas. Writing is viewed as a systematic process in which teachers model and support instruction across all grade levels.
TCS embraces an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics as access points for guiding inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take risks and persevere while engaging in experiential learning through a creative process which develops problem solving and collaboration skills. These are the innovators and leaders of the 21st century!
The mission of TCS is to empower children with learning differences and guide them in reaching their true potential. Our staff utilizes best practices to tailor instruction based on the needs of each student. TCS partners closely with School Psychology, in the School of Education. to provide interventions, counseling, and evaluations for our students. At TCS, you will witness “great minds” learning differently in an environment where self-advocacy and confidence are emphasized.
As a part of the University of Delaware, students benefit from progressive methods and instruction from teachers who are professional and clinical faculty members. They interact daily with teacher candidates, undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers whose primary goal is to enhance this educational environment for children with learning differences. TCS collaborates across the University to provide an enriching experience for our students.
Notes from the Director
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