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Proctor Academy and alternatives

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  • PeriwinklePeriwinkle Registered User Posts: 3,505 Senior Member
    A friend was happy with Wilbraham & Monson for her ADD son. Bright boy, sporty.
  • GarandmanGarandman Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    For reference, believe this is the New England list mentioned. We excluded Hun as being “A state too far.”

    Berkshire
    Brewster
    Dublin
    Forman
    Gould
    Kimball Union
    Lawrence Academy
    Northfield Mount Hermon
    Proctor
    Suffield
    Wilbraham and Monson
    Worcester Academy
  • GarandmanGarandman Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    And Cushing, my 15 minutes of infamy expired....
  • GarandmanGarandman Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    Cushing is having an “Academic Support Open House” January 13th.

    https://www.cushing.org/page/admissions/open-house-days
  • GarandmanGarandman Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    Another parent gave us a list of area schools that have specialized support for different learners. There are undoubtedly others. Some of these schools accept updated NeuroPsych testing in lieu of or in conjunction with the SSAT.

    Caveat: some of these support programs incur additional fees, adding 5-20% to the standard tuition.

    Beaver Country Day, Chestnut Hill, MA
    Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH
    Cushing Academy, Ashburnhsm, MA
    New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH
    Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
    Winchendon School, Winchendon, MA.

  • GarandmanGarandman Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    We added Lawrence Academy in Groton MA because they offer limited academic support and their 9th grade program teaching learning skills and organization is highly regarded.
  • GarandmanGarandman Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    Here’s a “Pro Tip” suggested by the AD at Thayer. If you live in MA and your child attends public school, they take the MCAS test. If you feel those scores more accurately reflect your student, send them in!

    We know kids who did SSAT prep for two years (including an intensive summer “boot camp” while our son took it “cold.” He asked to take it again February (which the schools will see) and many of the schools, if not all “Super Score” the result by taking the highest score for each section.

  • vwlizardvwlizard Registered User Posts: 229 Junior Member
    edited February 10
    Just sent you a list of schools that confirmed they will take a neuropsych in lieu of SSAT.
  • waterbug2waterbug2 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Vwlizard, Can you please send me that list also?
  • GarandmanGarandman Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    Received as a message. Why not put it in the thread? If the school has a Learning Program, they generally want the NeuroPsych, whether in conjunction with SSAT or in lieu of.
  • vwlizardvwlizard Registered User Posts: 229 Junior Member
    I'd actually love it if we could have a new sub-topic of either "hidden gems" and/or "academic support". I've asked, it hasn't happened. It seems like there is a definite divide on the page between people that are here to get into the most competitive schools and those that are here to find the right fit for their kid that is probably not getting into a top school.
  • cababe97cababe97 Registered User Posts: 432 Member
    @vwlizard how about you start a thread? I’m sure a lot of people could benefit from it and would love to share information and recommendations!
  • vwlizardvwlizard Registered User Posts: 229 Junior Member
    I've started some about Academic Support in the past. I think we tend to be a group of parents looking at the same schools. I'd love to hear from parents/students that have attended these schools, but we don't hear much from them. A subtopic rather than just a post would lead to more of a "history". Especially when you try to respond to older posts and get messages that "original poster commented over a year ago, so I"m going to close this post".
  • CaliMexCaliMex Registered User Posts: 966 Member
    I bet @skieurope would be amenable to considering a pinned thread on the subject of Learning Support. It could include info on schools that focus on helping kids who require lots of accommodations and help as well as more competitive schools that have dedicated specialists for those who require extra support.
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 36,861 Super Moderator
    I bet @skieurope would be amenable to considering a pinned thread on the subject of Learning Support.
    Of course. If someone starts the thread, I can pin it.
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