Day 75 (Gr. 1-12/UP)
- Builds and strengthens cognitive processes necessary for more efficient learning
- Improves the fine motor skills necessary for writing
- Builds capacity for both verbal and non-verbal thinking, reasoning and problem solving
- Trains visual and auditory memory, attention and concentration
- Strengthens executive functions
Arrowsmith School was established in 1978 and is dedicated to helping students with learning disabilities. The Arrowsmith Program is based on the philosophy that it is possible to treat learning disabilities through intensive and graduated cognitive exercises designed to strengthen the underlying weak cognitive areas that are the source of the learning disabilities. Our students typically spend three or four years at our school before returning to a full academic program.
The Arrowsmith Program has proven effective for students having difficulty with reading, writing, mathematics, comprehension, logical reasoning, visual and auditory memory, non-verbal learning, attention and processing speed, or who are dyslexic. Each student is unique in his or her combination of weaknesses and our exercises are individually programmed for the needs of each student.
Dr. Norman Doidge’s book The Brain That Changes Itself devoted a chapter to the work of our school, and Brain School, a book by Howard Eaton, documents cognitive and academic gains of students in the Arrowsmith Program in Vancouver. Links to these articles, additional research on the Arrowsmith Program, and the dates of our open houses may be found on our website.
Arrowsmith School is a private Special needs/Alternative day school in
The school offers programs for grades 1 to 12/UP with enrolment of 75 day students.
Arrowsmith School has an average class size of 10 to 1 students and has a tuition cost of $23,000.
Founded in 1980, this private school does not require students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.
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