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Student Success Team
Achieve more with the right support.
At PBDA, every student achieves more, regardless of learning differences.
Palm Beach Day Academy Student Success Team (SST) – Our mission is to provide each child with the necessary academic, social, emotional, and physical support, as needed, to thrive here at PBDA. The SST is made up of two learning specialists for Primary through Grade 3 and two learning specialists Grades 4-9. A school counselor and school nurse attend to both campuses to provide additional support. Moreover, the Head of Upper and Lower Campuses are actively involved in the organization and planning for student success. All members of the SST work closely with classroom teachers as well as parents to understand the students’ needs and create effective support plans.
For students in Primary through Grade 5, foundational literacy skills are taught using the Wilson Reading System. Wilson Language is a structured, systematic, and multi-sensory approach to teaching reading, which is based on the Orton-Gillingham Methodology.
Students in Grade 4 continue to receive Orton-Gillingham based instruction with an increased emphasis on reading comprehension.
Beginning in Grade 6, the focus shifts to application, independence, and self-advocacy. A daily Learning Strategies class is offered at each grade level, which teaches organizational and study skills, as well as incorporates targeted instruction in reading comprehension and written expression.
Our goal is simple but profound: prepare every student for admission and success at appropriate, excellent secondary schools.Learn More
At Palm Beach Day Academy, we value sportsmanship as much as scholarship, and athletes of every ability succeed here.Learn More
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – is widely recognized as a vital approach to education.Learn More