Why Bodine

Deciding where your child will attend school is often a difficult decision. If your child is diagnosed with dyslexia, the decision can become even harder. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that is neurological in origin. Primarily, it is characterized by deficits in word recognition and decoding skills, spelling abilities, and phonological awareness. Secondary characteristics may include poor reading comprehension, poor written expression, and difficulty organizing information for study and recall. The International Dyslexia Association estimates that up to 15-20% of the population may demonstrate some of the characteristics of dyslexia. Dyslexia occurs in individuals from all backgrounds and runs in families. With proper intervention, students with dyslexia can acquire the reading and writing skills that are necessary for academic success.

Bodine School's program is specifically desgined to provide an excellent elementary school experience for students in grades 1-6 who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. The core curriculum at all grade levels includes language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The cornerstone of Bodine's language arts instruction is the daily Orton-Gillingham (OG) lesson. The OG approach grew out of the pioneering work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton and Anna Gillingham during the first half of the 20th century and emphasizes instruction that is multisensory, direct, and structured. OG remediation is delivered in class sizes of 10 students or fewer, and all classroom teachers participate in intensive, ongoing training in OG methods.

In addition to a strong core academic program, Bodine provides a variety of classes and activities designed to nurture the whole child. At all grade levels, co-curricular classes are incorporated into the weekly schedule; these courses include Art, Innovation Lab, Library, Music, and Physical Education. In addition, students periodically participate in field trips and enjoy learning from on-campus speakers and presenters. Special activities and events such as house competitions, holiday celebrations, music programs, and Field Day are also scheduled throughout the year. Typical after school offerings include soccer and basketball teams, chess club, and individual music lessons.

Because of this unique combination of traditional school experiences and highly specialized intervention, students transition from Bodine School ready to succeed in a variety of school settings. In recent years, Bodine students have transitioned to a variety of Mid-South area schools, including:

Bornblum Jewish Community School
Briarcrest Christian School
Christ Methodist Day School
Crosswind Elementary
Evangelical Christian School
Farmington Elementary School
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School
Holy Rosary Catholic School
Houston Middle School
Hutchison School
Lausanne Collegiate School
Northpoint Christian School
Riverdale Elementary School
Schilling Farms
St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
St. Mary's Episcopal School
Westminster Academy
Woodland Presbyterian School


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