We know you have questions. Here's the answers to the questions most commonly asked by parents considering Einstein Academy.
What is the class size? Teacher to student ratio? What is the classroom atmosphere like?
Class ratio is no more than 8:1. Classrooms are quiet, natural light and low-distraction.
How do the students interact with each other?
Children feel empowered to be themselves because they are accepted by their peers in a judgment-free classroom. Often, students make friends as never before, for the first time attending birthday parties and sleep overs.
Bullying is not tolerated and students feel Einstein Academy is a safe environment.
What if my child is below grade level in reading or math?
We administer the WRAT (Wide Range Achievement Test) to determine actual grade level. It is our belief that the building blocks for math and ELA should be a firm part of each child’s academic foundation. Each child has an individualized educational plan based on their assessment scores, for reading, spelling, comprehension and math. Our small class size and one-on-one method of instruction allows for the development of these skills.
What curriculum will be used?
Einstein Academy's curriculum is aligned to the South Carolina State Standards. Resources that the school uses to make sure its students progress smoothly, include:
- Orton-Gillingham Multi-Sensory Approach to teaching Reading
- Math-U-See provides a multi-sensory approach to teaching/learning math
- Sonday multi-sensory approach of teaching literature and comprehension
How do we prepare students for transition to high school?
Study skills, organizational skills and social skills are learned and developed through the Einstein curriculum. It prepares students for high school and beyond. The file for each student contains student report cards, transcripts and MAP scores. Einstein Academy uses a 10-point grading scale, and the state standards are the guideline for our curriculum,
What is the tuition?
Tuition is $925 per month for 10 months with a one-time activity fee in August of $125. (This covers t-shirt, field trips, year book and agenda.)
Financial aid can be applied for through Exceptional SC. Scholarships are available to residents of South Carolina who have a child with a documented learning difficulty.
What are the school hours?
Hours of operation: morning care begins at 7:30 a.m. ($20 per week) Our doors open for students at 8:00 a.m. and classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
Classes end at 3:00 p.m After-school care is provided for a fee, until 5:30 p.m.
Does your schedule follow Greenville County Schools?
Yes, with the exception of teacher work days. We also start one week before Greenville County schools, and end the school year at the end of May.