Summer Programs: Bodine offers a Summer Reading Program for rising K-6 grade students who struggle with reading, or who want a jump start on their next school year. Details are published at www.bodineschool.org March 1 of each year.
Opened in 1972
Tuition Range: $24,000 Per Year
Financial aid available for qualifying families
40% of students receive Financial Aid
Max class size of 10; students spend approximately 30% of their time in a one-on-one setting.
Average Bodine staff member has over 450 hours of post-graduate training in Orton Gillingham remediation.
School's goal is not to retain students but to transition them out with the skills they need to be successful at any school; most Bodine students transition out of the program within 2-3 years and attend some of the best private and public schools in the region.
Only school in Tennessee focusing solely on the needs of dyslexic learners
Extracurriculars: Music, Art, P.E., Soccer and Basketball Teams, Innovation Lab
Special Education: Specializes in working with students with dyslexia and related reading differences.
Parent Involvement: Educational and support opportunities for families, parents highly involved as volunteers via the BPO (Bodine Parent Organization).
Tours: Individual tours can be scheduled at any time. Contact the school to schedule.
Bodine has given my child a boost in his self esteem. This school definitely has the training for teaching our children to decode and read in a method that works. The classroom only takes 10 children, which is great. The only negatives are too much homework for their age, homework assignments on every weekend/school break and no papers come home with communication. Everything they say is on the website, but I would like a Friday letter with next week's plans and an update on my child's success and conduct like other schools do. Unlike other private schools, you do not get a contact phone number after 3 for your teacher. They do respond to emails, but when you are new and the homework is so detailed it would be much appreciated to somehow contact with a question. I am on top of my child's work and feel better communication would help us be a team.
Great for dyslexic kidsParent 01/30/2015
This school does a really great job working with dyslexic kids. They are very positive in their approach and teach the kids that, although they learn differently that their peers, they are every bit as smart. The teachers are extremely well-trained. The school is expensive but has been worth the financial sacrifice for our family. They do a great job understanding twice exceptional children like my son - kids who have IQs off the charts but still have learning difficulties.
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