In the Lower School, the Learning Center addresses emerging learning differences for students in JK through sixth grade. Learning specialists work with students both in their classrooms and in small groups in the Learning Center. The amount of support provided is tailored to the needs of each student. Close collaboration with homeroom teachers and specials teachers is at the heart of the support. Learning specialists partner with teachers to implement accommodation plans for students with learning differences. The Learning Center provides consultations for teachers to help support various learning styles in the classroom.
Psychoeducational testing is not required to access the Learning Center in JK-second grade. Students in these early grades work with our learning specialists when Flint Hill assessments indicate a need. Beginning in third grade, students must have completed a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation that diagnoses them with a learning disorder and/or an attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder within the last three years to access Learning Center support. Both direct and monitored support are available.