||Founded: 2006 by Mr. Erik Heyer
Heads of School: Mr. Clay Kaufman and Mrs. Jilly Darefsky
The Siena School offers a rich educational program for bright, college-bound students who are challenged by language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Our program is designed for students with mild to moderate needs who experience a discrepancy between their intellectual abilities and academic achievement in one or more areas such as reading, writing, oral expression or math.
Siena currently enrolls approximately 125 students and is seeking to maintain an equal ratio of boys and girls. Siena students fit the following profile:
Faculty: 35 men and women, Siena's staff and advisors include distinguished national, state and local education leaders and professionals. All of our staff are highly trained in specific instructional strategies for students with language-based learning needs.
- Are bright, college-bound students;
- Have mild to moderate language-based learning needs;
- Are of average to above-average abilities; and
- Are emotionally healthy and behaviorally appropriate.
Accreditation: The Siena School is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools
Memberships: The Siena School is a member of the National Association of Independent School (NAIS), The International Dyslexia Association and Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA).
College preparatory: Siena offers a college preparatory education program utilizing multisensory, experiential, and research-based curriculum programs. Students work with our onsite college counselor to prepare for internships, ACT testing and college applications.
Technology: At Siena technology is utilized as an effective teaching/learning tool. Interactive boards are in every classroom, and all students in grades 4 – 12 are provided access to Chromebooks and laptops, loaded with assistive software.
Summer Program: Summer at Siena offers summer programming for students and friends of Siena. Past programming has included academics, sports and enrichment.