An independent day school located in Marblehead, serving pre-k through grade 8

Learning Skills

The Learning Skills Center plays an integral role in Tower's mission to empower a diverse range of learners as they work to reach their academic and personal goals.The Learning Skills Center consists of four learning specialists and a speech/language pathologist. The Learning Skills teachers work closely with classroom teachers to ensure that all students are reaching their learning potential.

Beginning in kindergarten, specialists closely monitor each student’s literacy skills. Teachers continually assess students' reading throughout the year to make sure they are on track for success. Within each grade, students break into smaller groups, and learning specialists implement a systematic skills-based approach to learning in order to ensure a solid reading foundation.

The Learning Skills Center also provides one-to-one services to students who need additional academic support. These services are individualized to meet the needs of each student in our program. Different areas of intervention include reading, writing, math, organizational skills, and study skills. Learning Skills support is determined by the parents, classroom teacher, Learning Skills specialist, and academic evaluation recommendations. The Learning Skills specialist will attend grade­-level meetings, work closely with teachers, update parents when needed, write academic progress reports, and have twice-yearly conferences with parents.

The speech/language pathologist provides in-school screenings based upon referrals from parents, teachers, Learning Skills Specialists, or outside evaluators. Services are provided to select students from Pre-K through 8th grade. Individualized programs are designed to address one or more of the following areas: articulation, speech fluency, language comprehension, reading comprehension, auditory processing, verbal/written expression, study strategies, narrative formulation/organization, and social/pragmatic language skills. In addition to these services, the speech/language pathologist will also work closely with parents and teachers, attend grade-level meetings, write progress reports twice yearly (December and June), and attend parent/teacher conferences.

In addition to providing academic support classes and case management for students with diagnosed learning issues, the Learning Skills Center provides consultation for any student experiencing academic difficulty and ongoing support to Tower faculty and parents.

 

  • 75 West Shore Drive
  • Marblehead, MA 01945
  • Phone: 781.631.5800
  • Fax: 781.631.2292
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Tower students are articulate, self-motivated, confident learners who engage in their academic success, develop strong leadership skills, and create opportunities to contribute meaningfully in their communities and the world.

 

 

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Tower’s teachers champion the value of excellence in elementary education. They’re accomplished at creating a delicate balance – in which a positive process for learning stands alongside a curriculum designed to challenge each and every student. The result? Tower’s students are engaged, confident learners, eager to reach for extraordinary academic success.

 

 

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Experience the atmosphere and excitement of a busy school day at Tower. Tour our campus, visit classrooms and meet our teachers. Stop in to the library at 9:30 am for a Q&A with current Tower students.

 

 

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We challenge students to attain personal levels of achievement—on the field and off.

Through Tower’s Athletic Program, students experience the intrinsic benefits of physical activity; the correlation between hard work and personal improvement; and the value of good sportsmanship. Participation is expected of all students. Improved skills for each player are a priority.

 

 

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Tower's innovative program and modern facility depend upon contributions from our community members.

 

 

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Join us for an awesome Summer at Tower! Gain coding skills in our technology lab, create work in our art studios  that reflects your personal style, build and command your own robot, sharpen your filmmaking and editing skills, improve your basketball game, gain an appreciation for the outdoors, learn to swim...and make lasting friendships at Summer at Tower!

 

 

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Welcome to My Tower.

We've included information most often referenced by Tower community members. Here, you’ll gain quick access to Veracross, download forms and permission slips, and discover ways to participate in our vibrant community through the TSPA.

 

 

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