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Benchmark School

Type: Day
Gender: Coed


Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Benchmark School is an internationally recognized leader in providing effective, individualized education for bright children in grades 1-8 who have dyslexia, ADHD, or other learning differences.

At Benchmark School, our exclusive approach goes beyond basic reading programs to reach the whole child. Developed and refined over decades of research and hands-on experience, the Benchmark Approach teaches children how to be critical, analytical thinkers with excellent emotional, social, and decision-making skills.

The Benchmark Approach is intentional, reflective, supportive, and teaches the whole child. Our approach meets children where they are, and creates personalized instruction for each student. We use an array of tools and strategies—honed over fifty years—to scaffold student success.

When graduates leave Benchmark School, they are confident and competent learners who know their learning styles intimately, and can advocate for their own success. Thousands of alumni credit Benchmark School with their achievements as learners and in life.

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

We believe each child is a unique individual whose potential has yet to be realized. To help students develop their potential, we provide an inclusive and supportive environment that is grounded in an appreciation of who each student is as a learner and individual. We tailor our instruction to students' strengths, challenges, and overall profile as we develop their confidence and competence.

Traditional programs support children in learning to read. Our Benchmark Approach goes beyond the scope of traditional programs; we teach literacy and support the whole child as a learner in every context. Our holistic Benchmark Approach—incorporating our own reading program—guides children to read, to write, and to reflect; to cultivate a love of reading; and to know themselves as learners and thinkers.

What is your mission statement?

Benchmark School is committed to helping bright students who learn differently, or have yet to reach their academic potential, develop the confidence, strategies, and knowledge to become lifelong learners, thinkers, and problem-solvers.




Supporting children who learn differently Providing unique supports for children with dyslexia and ADHD Creating confident and competent learners Going beyond basic reading programs to reach the whole child Developing executive function skills and strategies