Dr. Oakley School is a unique setting middle school for students in Grades 3-9. The school provides an intensive literacy program for students identified with a learning disability who have significant academic challenges, especially in reading. Dr. Oakley provides intensive, specialized literacy instruction for a relatively short time (typically two years).
The instructional emphasis is on reading, writing and mathematics, with a goal of successful reintegration into community school programming. Due to the increased amount of time devoted to literacy instruction, students receive key components of the Science and Social Studies curriculum, but do not complete the entire Program of Studies in these subjects.
Two teachers work with each team of about 20 students within a blended grade structure and a combined curriculum approach. The teams are further supported by Literacy Support Teachers, a Literacy/Library/Technology Teacher, a Physical Education Teacher, and one Educational Assistant. This results in low staff to student ratios throughout most periods of the day.
For more information on attending Dr. Oakley please visit Supports for Students > Learning Disabilities on the CBE website.