The Sterling School
All parents want to see their children on a path to success and independence, parents of children with Dyslexia and language based learning disorders are not different. Ms. Arberman has helped so many parents see that this dream can become a reality for their children too.
June 2009 will be the 10th anniversary of The Sterling School. All Sterling School current students and alumni, many of whom are graduating High School this year and some who are already in college, will be receiving an invitation to this joyous occasion. Back in 1999, when the school first opened, Ms. Arberman had one ambition, to create a learning environment for her bright but non-achieving Dyslexic son. He needed to develop reading, writing spelling and math skills. Ms. Arberman put her professional credentials as a Learning Disabilities specialist to use to create a program that would help him and others to develop skills, be challenged and become excited about learning.
Sterling School is unique in that its highly trained staff provides 1:1 or 1:2 Orton-Gillingham remediation each day. This allows the students to experience academic success. The guidance counselor helps students to accept new challenges, learn to advocate for themselves and helps parents to witness their children’s potential. This is a team effort, with classroom teachers (8:1) reading specialists, the guidance counselor and Ms. Arberman working with every child. The staff individualizes the curriculum to meet the needs of each child. The multi-sensory direct teaching methodology allows students to achieve in content areas (science and social studies) despite their underlying Learning Disabilities. Arts, music technology etc. round out the students’ education and provide areas of study to build confidence and excel.
Many of our graduates are so proud of their accomplishments that they keep in touch. Recently an alumnus on the cusp of adulthood, wrote a letter to the class that will graduate in June. He told them that Sterling School was “ the safe nurturing place where he first learned that he could learn. He told them that he had used the skills, confidence and self-esteem he had developed at Sterling to learn to handle change. He had come so far: from Peru to NYC to Arizona to the State University of Southern Illinois, from illiterate to educated and he wanted them to know that they too would be able to capitalize on what Sterling had given them as they moved onto Jr. High School.
If this type of intimate, individualized education with research-based curriculums and specialists who work with the entire child, not just their disability, is what you want or need for your child, then please contact The Sterling School on the web at www.sterlingschool.com or by phone at 718-625-3502. Sterling School is located in brownstone Brooklyn. We are currently accepting admissions for the 2009-2010 school year.#