The de Paul School educates students with learning differences from 1st through 8th grade. Our teachers are experts, specifically trained to facilitate learning for students that are bright but simply need to be taught in a different manner. Our teachers work as a team at each age level with teams of students to teach a highly engaging, uniquely de Paul curriculum that leads to independence and success for all of our students.
Our education follows the traditional school year for 1st through 8th grade students. We utilize a team approach with each age level. The team of teachers work exclusively with the students on their team in a highly collaborative environment, that encourages the sharing of information to ensure that all students are getting the attention they need to succeed.
We provide opportunities for students to be successful everyday, which encourages confidence and the willingness to try the next new thing. Remediation is often an important factor for our students, but they also have a full course-load with Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Humanities & the Arts, Personal & Social Success, Computer Technology, Library Skills, and explicit instruction in organization throughout the day.
During the elementary years, class sizes are very small, as teachers get to know students and identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth.
As students get older and gain more confidence and independence, we gradually increase class size to help make the transition to high school a smooth one. It is important to note that our classes are still markedly smaller than typical middle school classes, to continue our efforts to know and work with each of our students as individuals.
We recognize that many parents and students find summer programming a desirable option to support what’s been taught throughout the year. We offer a summer curriculum that provides true learning opportunities to make summer learning fun, yet reinforce what students have learned throughout the year. Students who are not enrolled at The de Paul School may participate in the Summer Program. The curriculum is designed for students with learning differences, so those whom are not de Paul students will be tested for acceptance into the program.
The de Paul School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity or orientation, national origin, or disability in the administration of its policies, procedures, and programs.