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About Our School

Merit Academy is a structured, nurturing, academic environment that serves Preschool-12 students with learning, social, emotional, conduct disorders and/or chromosomal conditions. Teacher to student ratios range from 5:1 to 10:1. The appropriate ratio is determined by a student’s developmental needs.

We implement multisensory learning techniques, behavior modification, gross/fine motor activities, family support, character building, and social skills training daily. We also emphasize receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language into each school day. Classes take frequent field trips into the community as reinforcement and to supplement our curriculum.

Each student’s academic and behavioral plan is customized and based on pre-existing and on-site evaluations. Learning styles are assessed and addressed with a multi-sensory approach. Students are taught on their own academic level with remedial and/or enrichment curriculum for students who are behind academically or gifted.

Merit Academy also offers before care and after care for families who need it as well as extra-curricular after school activities. A social group meets twice a week after school. Our own Boy Scout troop meets once a week, and Karate is offered once a week. Private tutoring is available as well as educational training and support for parents, including home-based behavior modification training for the family.

Mission

Merit Academy is committed to preparing students and their families to thrive and grow with independence and accountability in life while implementing an individualized, holistic, structured, nurturing approach at school, home, and in the community.

Vision

Our vision is to build a school that is a resource to students, their families, and the community for learning, living independently, and growing, despite the challenges they were born with.

Goals

  • • A holistic approach is necessary for life-long learning and independence.
  • • All students should be treated with respect and dignity and be treated as an individual.
  • • Diversity should be embraced and promoted in the learning environment.
  • • School should be a clean, organized, sanitary environment that does not distract from learning.
  • • Accountability is an integral part of life and learning, for students and staff.
  • • Each student deserves a fair, individualized, challenging curriculum and behavior plan that prepares them for life.
  • • All students thrive in a structured, nurturing environment.
  • • Our name is our virtue. All student are worthy of MERIT, to claim respect and praise.

Merit Academy also offers before care and after care for families who need it as well as extra-curricular after school activities. A social group meets twice a week after school. Our own Boy Scout troop meets 1-2 times per month, and Karate is offered once a week. Private tutoring is available as well as educational training and support for parents, including home-based behavior modification training for the family.

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Merit Academy admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.