Ask any parent of a child with dyslexia, and they will tell you - "My child is smart. But he just doesn't know how to learn."
This is the issue with millions of children. And this is the reason why, in 1974, a concerned group of parents joined forces to form The New Community School. These parents decided that intelligent middle and high school students with specific learning differences deserved an educational experience that both addressed their needs and challenged their minds. Decades later, The New Community School carries on this mission of improving lagging language and math skills while preparing students for college and a successful future.
Since Its Inception, TNCS Has Educated More Than 800 Students - And 85-90% Have Gone On To College.
The New Community School has earned national and local recognition as a leader in the education of students with dyslexia. We've done so by combining a stimulating curriculum of college-preparatory academics with intensive, daily and direct instruction in the basics of reading, writing and spelling. The combination of an Orton-Gillingham approach to improve language skills (structured, phonetic, multisensory, diagnostic and prescriptive) and the direct teaching of organizational skills and academic independence lies at the heart of the school's success. The supportive environment of the school also fosters personal growth, well-earned self-confidence and productive citizenship during the critical adolescent years.
The New Community School admits students of any race, religious belief, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious belief, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, hiring, scholarship and loan programs and athletics and other school administered programs.