Primary at The Piedmont School

Positive Beginnings, Bright Futures

At The Piedmont School, we understand the importance of early intervention. With a faculty ad staff specializing in the education of children with learning differences, we are able to not only tailor our curriculums to the individual needs of each student, but we are also able to provide guidance, feedback and advocacy for parents during the evaluation and diagnosis process. The Primary Division at The Piedmont School includes students in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. These students travel between two main teachers for their core academic instruction throughout their school day (they do have specials and PE with different teachers each day). By working closely as a team, the Primary teachers are able to best accommodate each student's individual needs and provide small group instruction as well as large group instruction. 

alt textThe goal of the Primary Division at The Piedmont School is to provide an individualized, developmentally appropriate curriculum and to help each student start their school career with a positive, enriching, and goal oriented beginning. When visiting our Primary Division you will see a lot of hands on learning, individual time between teachers and students, centers, small group and whole group instruction. Our Primary Division takes many field trips to help give students real-world application of concepts being taught. 

In order to provide this positive start, students will receive initial benchmarking assessments to gage their independent abilities at the beginning of the year and will be informally assessed throughout the year to determine their growth. These assessments will help parents have an idea of any strengths and weaknesses their child is experiencing and also help parents provide valuable and professional information that can assist in exploring any possible diagnosis determinations. 

Primary receives direct, small group and individualized instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and math .

Students receive multi-sensory instruction each day. Primary Division focuses on alphabet recognition/naming, phonemic awareness, early reading strategies and skills, early/beginning writing skills, number sense through 20, and social skills/character education. You will see a multitude of methods and curriculums in our Primary Division as we strive to find the best curriculum for each child. You will see the Wilson Reading Program, Orton-Gillingham methods, LindaMood Bell methods, and Fountas and Pinell reading. 

Primary students also receive daily specials such as music, drama, art and PE.

Primary Division is a full day instructional program that runs from 7:30am-2:30pm each day.

Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30am. 

After school care is available from 2:30-5:45pm each day for an additional fee.

Primary tuition for the 2017-2018 school year: $18, 038

*Some tuition assistance is available

**Incoming Primary students with an IEP or who have completed an eligibility determination meeting may be eligible for the Children with Disabilities Grant.

***Some families may be eligible to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship (income must meet eligibility guidelines).

For more information on the Children with Disabilities Grant and the Opportunity Scholarship, visit:www.ncseaa.edu

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