The Churchill School and Center
NCLD is proud to announce the 2012 Independent School Recipient of the Pete and Carrie Rozelle Award: The Churchill School and Center, in New York, New York. Head of School, Dr. Robert Siebert, proudly accepted the award at NCLD’s 2012 “Celebrating Our Schools” Luncheon on Monday, November 5th.
The Churchill School and Center is an accredited, independent K-12 school that serves students who have been identified with specific learning disabilities. The average class size at Churchill is just 12 students, guided by two professional teachers. Students benefit from a rigorous, multi-dimensional “Teaching Learning Model” that provides individualized learning profiles, adapted and updated curricula, and systematic observation towards the goal of improving student learning. Churchill provides all appropriate accommodations to ensure students have full access to a general education curriculum and every opportunity to succeed.
The program at the Churchill School encourages intellectual curiosity, while identifying and using students’ strengths to achieve essential academic skills expected of all students in New York. The Performing and Fine Arts program and an all-inclusive athletics program are vital parts of accessing the students’ talents outside of the academic classroom. Leadership and Volunteerism are nurtured at Churchill through partnerships created between the high school and elementary-age students. These programs, like the Nature’s Classroom in Rhode Island, create a culture of mentorship and learning-by-teaching that begins at an early age.
Students and teachers have access to a full, in-house support team that includes Learning and Reading Specialists, Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists. The Churchill School and Center has also created the Reading Initiative, an after-school program which provides free phonics instruction to students outside Churchill.
The Churchill School and Center provides a model of continuous improvement for its faculty and students. Every child receives an exceptional education, is taught how to advocate for themselves, and learns in a safe, happy, and nurturing environment at Churchill.