Peddie’s Academic Support Program is designed to meet the constantly changing needs of both students and teachers. The foundation of the program is for teachers and students to work together as a team in the learning process; by providing proactive support for each other, both are empowered to achieve a higher level of effectiveness.
If a student is having academic difficulty for any reason, that student or his or her parent(s), advisor, or teachers may contact the Academic Support Office. Once a referral is made, an informal individual plan is developed for each student to determine and, if necessary, assist in working with possible learning difficulties. This may involve attempting alternate teaching strategies, focusing on time management, or working on developing stronger study habits and skills in weekly or twice weekly meetings with the director of Academic Support.
In addition, an educational evaluation may be done to determine or rule out a possible learning disability or attention problem. Peddie does not offer psychological or educational testing, but we can refer students to several qualified and respected local agencies. Also, the school offers extended time accommodations for testing to students who have documentation on file with the school that specifically supports this need.
Academic Support offices are located in the Yu Child Development Center.