We are delighted that you are interested in Bodine School as a solution for your student with dyslexia. We look forward to learning more about your child’s needs and working with your family through the admissions process.
We understand that most parents seek us with anxiety about their child’s diagnosis and are very new to the world of dyslexia. You may find our “About Dyslexia” section a helpful starting point if you seek a better understanding of what dyslexia is and how remediation can help. We are proud to be leaders in the methods that give students with dyslexia the tools to succeed. We can truly transform a student’s literacy skills, confidence, and self-advocacy.
The best way to learn more about us is to schedule a tour or attend one of our Open Houses. During your visit, you will be able to observe an Orton-Gillingham lesson, tour campus, and speak with the Admissions Office.
The mission-appropriate Bodine student is a striving reader with a diagnosis of dyslexia and average to above-average intelligence.
Prospective Parents F.A.Q.
Q. Doesn’t Bodine teach students with a wide array of learning disabilities?
A. Bodine offers a specialized, individualized program designed specifically to teach students with dyslexia and reading-related learning disabilities. We do not accept students with other learning disabilities that are outside of our focused mission.
Q. Does my child need all 6 years at Bodine in order to succeed?
A. No, the number of years at Bodine varies from student to student. Each student is taught to his or her specific needs based on progress, performance, and assessment data.
Q. In addition to reading intervention, I want my child to have access to traditional school experiences. What does Bodine offer?
A. In most ways, Bodine looks just like any school: we offer a comprehensive curriculum that includes Math, Science, Social Studies, P.E., Art, Music, Library, and Innovation Lab. Bodine also has after-school offerings including soccer, basketball, and cheer teams, music lessions, and a chess club. In addition, students periodically participate in field trips and special events like Field Day and music programs.
Q. What are Bodine’s school day hours?
A. The school day at Bodine is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Early drop-off is available each day beginning at 7:30 a.m. at no additional cost. Aftercare is offered to Bodine School students from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday on full school days (no half days) for an additional fee.
Q. How does Bodine keep parents informed about academic affairs and school events?
A. We welcome your interest in your child’s education and encourage communication between you and the school. For example, we publish a weekly parent newsletter, we maintain a password-protected area on our school website for parents and students, and we schedule parent/teacher conferences regularly throughout the year.