As we celebrate our 15th anniversary year, I reflect back to September 2003 when we first opened the doors to Arbor Bay School. Our goal has always been to foster academic and social success for children with mild to moderate learning differences by offering individualized and specialized instruction in a small class setting. We are proud to have reimagined the classroom environment for personalized learning!
Our mission is to be recognized for empowering children to achieve maximum personal success; to be accountable, resilient members of society. We have had many success stories over the years; our "kids" make us so very proud! Most recently, Ryan is working for the US Geological Society in Menlo Park and Ranjini has just finished her first semester at Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida. Four 8th graders are graduating this year and we feel secure in knowing they will find success at the high schools of their choice.
Every year comes with its new set of opportunities as we strive to serve each student with curriculum that provides appropriate challenges. We are focusing this year on our Science program and are excited with the new 'Next Generation Science Standards' and the exploratory activities it emphasizes. We have been pleased to partner with the San Carlos Library for an Academy of Science Unit to assist with an ornithology (birds!) study for Cornell University. The female scientists of Science is Elementary concluded a Physical Science unit last week, and the middle schoolers presented 4 projects (matter, aerodynamics, magnetism and chemical reactions) to the rest of the school.
These specialized programs make school so very meaningful for all our students. I'm so proud of our multi-disciplinary team that includes credentialed Special Ed. Teachers, Assistant Teachers, licensed Speech and Occupational Therapists, and Enrichment Specialists. They work together to make every student's educational experience special. Yet it is quite expensive.
I hope you will join us in our dedication to the fact that "every student's education should be special."
Please give as generously as you can, we deeply appreciate your kindness.
Wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday season!
— Susan Rose, Director, Arbor Bay School
Please consider making a gift that will allow us the opportunity to continue this valuable experience for our students. (Note: A service fee will be added to this amount)