What do they say?
Students with learning or social challenges have been questioned as to whether they are a “good fit” in many independent schools, which often pride themselves on accepting high-achieving academic students who will be shoe-ins for top universities or secondary schools. However, with a current estimation of one in five children having a learning disorder, as well as market shifts in school choice, there is a compelling reason to create space in independent schools for those with alternate learning styles.
Are schools ready to intentionally address and support neurodiverse students from a cultural, admission, and program position? And if so, are systems in place to ensure student success?