9 Month Term

The typical Key School student is of average or above average intelligence and suffers from one or more learning differences. Key School’s Nine Month Term is a full, rigorous academic program with an emphasis on individual progression. Our average 4:1 student/teacher ratio gives our students the educational advantage needed to reach, and in some cases exceed, their academic goals.

We make a strong effort to keep each class both practical and stimulating. Our instructors teach in a multi-sensory format strategically designed to ensure the greatest potential for learning. Concepts are built by first reinforcing students’ present skills and then, once confidence is gained, introducing new ones.

Study skills and organization, which are fundamental to the program, are taught and included at all levels. As basic academic skills are mastered and educational deficiencies are minimized, the student’s academic focus is directed into a comfortable transition to a traditional school setting.

For more details on the curriculum of our nine-month term click through the courses below.

Read our Parent & Student Guidelines 2017-2018 for more information on Key School procedures.

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Students exhibiting motor difficulty are screened using a group test developed exclusively for Key School. If the screening test indicates problems that may exceed the scope of the screening, parents are notified and a conference with the teacher, parent, and diagnostician is scheduled. If appropriate, individual testing is scheduled with a physical or occupational therapist. The diagnostic committee reviews the results of the test and presents the data to the teachers. At this time, adaptations including seating arrangement and pencil grip will be made, along with suggestions for motor and visual perceptual activities.