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Working with Students with Diverse Learning Needs


Caroline HexdallAnna Lynch Deepa Bhatt-Mackin
  Early and Lower School Middle School Upper School
 Learning Specialist Learning Specialist  Learning Specialist

At Carolina Friends School, we are committed to nurturing a diverse community of learners. We value the unique contributions of each child and appreciate that students learn differently. Teachers work to understand students’ learning needs and design classroom activities accordingly.  

As is true at all schools, some students at CFS have identified learning differences or special needs. Our flexible curriculum, teacher-student ratio for academic work, and commitment to professional development enable teachers to work successfully with a variety of students.

We make accommodations for individual student learning needs, while endeavoring to remain present to the needs of all students and their opportunities to learn. Some students benefit from the support of tutors or other professionals, arranged by parents through the Student Success Program.

If children have had assessments prior to applying to CFS, we ask parents to share these as part of the admission process. This information and conversations with parents help to provide a more complete picture of each student.

For students who need additional support, the School has developed the Student Success Program. We contract with a number of academic tutors and coaches who work on campus, in coordination with our teachers, to support students. These tutors and coaches are paid by parents, through the School. Students can be tutored or coached either during the school day or after school. Please see the handbook for more details.

Information about the accommodations and support services that are possible in each unit can be found by following the links below.

Learn more about the Student Success Program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Revised July 2015

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4809 Friends School Road
Durham, NC 27705
919.383.6602 tel / 919.383.6009 fax / info@cfsnc.org

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