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Oakwood School provides a multisensory educational program in which students with learning differences are guided to achieve their unique academic and social potential in a nurturing community environment

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1st through 8th Grade program for bright students who learn differently
  • Small class size, between 8-13 students
  • Staff to student ratio of 1 to 4
  • Teacher to student ratio 1 to 6
  • Most highly credentialed teaching faculty of any LD school in the DC area
  • Every Lead Classroom Teacher is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education and has a specific endorsement in learning disabilities
  • Over 80% of the faculty have Master's degrees or higher
  • Multisensory instruction to accommodate various learning styles
  • Research-based phonetic reading program
  • Use of technology to enhance instruction
  • Speech/Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy available on site on a contractual basis
  • Social Skills lessons in all classes: pragmatic language classes for younger students
  • Social Studies and Science incorporate study skills and hands-on activities
  • Adaptive Physical Education instruction four days per week
  • Enriching classes in Art and Music enhance the curriculum
  • Highly experienced staff stays abreast of developments in teaching methods and techniques