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Curriculum

Curriculum is skill centered and instruction follows the best practices for children with learning difficulties, utilizing multisensory approaches and experiential learning.  Siena maintains high academic standards and learning expectations for all our students. Using the Common Core Standards and National Standards as the framework for our academic program, we place an emphasis on individualized instruction. Study skills and organization techniques are embedded throughout the curriculum areas.


Through authentic assessments and project-based learning, students study phenomena based on real life and work towards solving problems or completing challenges. Students learn to not only conduct experiments but design their own as they are asked to explore and think critically about the world around them. Siena’s English program provides students with the opportunity to develop their language skills in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students dig deep when reading, thinking critically and asking questions as they explore age-appropriate literature, exploring and examining a range of genres and texts.
 

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