Who We Serve

Dearborn Academy serves a diverse student body in Grades 3-12.

 

Dearborn students have average to above-average cognitive profiles with some demonstrating the scatter on formal evaluations characteristic of those with learning and nonverbal learning challenges.

 

Our highly trained faculty, related services providers (e.g., speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists) and clinicians support the individual needs of students with a wide range of challenges including:

 

  • Language-based and nonverbal learning disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • Writing and/or comprehension difficulties
  • Executive functioning challenges
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • PTSD

 

Because of our intentionally small size, we are nimble enough to accommodate each student’s unique learning profile and can adapt how we teach content accordingly. Additionally, we are large enough to ensure that every child has the supports needed – from clinicians embedded in classrooms to a grade-appropriate foreign-language program – to reach their highest potential. 

 

Ensuring a Positive Placement

Dearborn Academy’s rigorous admissions process helps to ensure that students are in the most effective educational and social environment to meet their needs. When we admit a student to Dearborn Academy, we have determined that:

 

  1. We can meet their needs.
  2. The student has the ability to thrive here.

 

We can also help to assure that students who require other kinds of support are placed in a more appropriate placement. Because we believe all students can achieve in the right setting, students who will not be well-served by the Dearborn program include those with:

 

  • extreme behavioral challenges or who are physically aggressive
  • significant cognitive impairment

 

Students and families appreciate Dearborn Academy’s warm, caring  environment and emphasis on helping students succeed. We understand each of our student’s academic and emotional needs and focus on helping them achieve ambitious, tailored goals.

 

Our admissions staff looks forward to working with you to determine if this is the right, most beneficial setting for a student.