Language Literacy & Learning
Language, Literacy, and Learning (LLL) covers language, reading, writing, and psychological support services for students needing additional support in the classroom in order to perform successfully. Teachers may refer students to this group whom they suspect may have a learning disability or some other challenge that hinders them in the classroom. Services available are ELL, PACE, or counseling support.
Language, Literacy & Learning in the Lower School (LLL)
The LLL teachers in the Lower School work closely with classroom teachers to support student learning. Students are engaged in individual or small group lessons to learn and improve their reading and writing strategies and skills. This support can take a variety of forms. These lessons can take place within the classroom (i.e. push in, when the LLL teacher goes into the student’s classroom to support the learning in the classroom) or in the LLL classroom (i.e. pull out, when the student or students leave their classroom and receive specialized instruction in the LLL classroom). The LLL teachers also work closely with grade level teams as they analyze student data, differentiate their lessons, and create assessments.
English Language Learner Program (ELL)
Students new to the school who have had little to no experience with English receive support from the ELL Department. This support can take a variety of forms: individual or small group pull-out time from the base/subject classroom with an ELL Specialist working in collaboration with the base/subject teacher, push-in time, and/or the ELL Specialist can work with the base teacher to differentiate his/her teaching in order to support the ELL student in the classroom.
Program for Ability Centered Education (PACE)
In order to receive PACE services, children must go through a referral process within the school or have had outside psycho-educational testing. The Child Study Team or Student Study Team then reviews the referral and testing to determine how best to meet the student’s needs.
Upper School Special Education Needs Policy