The Learning Support Program is one of the many ways Notre Dame works to ensure we are effectively and consistently supporting students in grades Kindergarten-12th. We are supporting a "Point of Need" for Kindergarten-2nd and more intensive intervention for 3rd-5th. The program goal is to assist students with learning and attention differences in becoming independent learners while they successfully meet the demands of Notre Dame Academy's academic standard of excellence. These bright, well-rounded students have met the intellectual and academic criteria to be admitted to Notre Dame Academy, yet may have particular challenges that may impact the way they learn. Students are guided through instruction in skills that build on their self-awareness, self-advocacy, and study strategies. The umbrella goal is to help them understand how they learn such that they can develop their God-given strengths and thrive at Notre Dame Academy.
In the Lower School, programming through the Learning Support Program includes reading remediation and academic support. In Middle School and Upper School, learning support implements models for study skills that teach self-awareness, self-advocacy, and study strategies.
As part of the application process, should a student be seeking support through the Learning Support Program, a current educational evaluation (< 3 years) must be submitted for review for students in sixth grade and above. Learning Support Plans are then developed based on the recommendations and areas of need identified in the evaluation.
Learning Support Plans may be Indirect, accommodations only, or Direct, accommodations and service/support from our learning specialists. Please visit our Tuition Schedule
for Direct Learning support fees.
- Learning Specialist support at all grade levels
- Reading specialists in the Lower School trained in Lindamood Bell ™ method, Orton Gillingham, and LETRS