Arrowsmith helps students with learning difficulties, through customized intensive programs of cognitive exercises designed to the individual’s unique needs, based on the philosophy that a learner is not fixed and can be modified through the application of neoplastic principles. Our goal is to change the student’s capacity to learn, rather than work around the difficulties. We operate a traditional full-day program and a variety of Part-time, After School, At-Home Programs and assessments. — Visit school website
The Arrowsmith School was founded in 1980 by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young to provide support for struggling learners. The school has been an object of interest ever since, due to the concept that Arrowsmith-Young built her program around. "If we look at a lot of special education programs, the majority assume the learner is fixed," she said. "What my program is saying is that we can change the learner so they can learn." While there are many things that set the school apart, that sense of what is possible is prime among them. The Arrowsmith School works closely with students to develop their strengths, address weaknesses, and build academic, social, and vocational competence. That the method works may be evidence of neuroplasticity, and science may yet underscore that. In the meantime, daring to dream —as well as creating a supportive, caring, understanding environment —can itself provide what many students need in order to succeed, and that's what the Arrowsmith school principally addresses.