Academic Philosophy

All students have the capacity to learn. Smart children with language-based learning differences can reach their academic potential through proper instruction within a positive and supportive environment. We guide our bright and capable students to build and master skills by emphasizing their
individual strengths while remediating areas of improvement.

The Chandler School curriculum meets all South Carolina Independent School criteria with a course list including literature and language, math, science, social studies, drama, art, keyboarding and physical education.

Our curriculum is based on the principles of the Orton-Gillingham philosophy, a structured, sequential, multi-sensory and phonetic approach to teaching reading and spelling. Daily tutorials are individualized and build on the typically strong cognitive (thinking) skills of the dyslexic student. All Chandler teachers and tutors are Orton-Gillingham trained.

All our classes employ a kinetic/hands-on approach to learning. We offer electives structured around the concept of Multiple Intelligences. This concept asserts that rather than one mode of intelligence, there are nine abilities or intelligences: Linguistic, Mathematical, Musical, Visual-Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Logical, Naturalist, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal. Each of our electives emphasizes specific Multiple Intelligences and exposes students to a variety of ways to learn, explore, and develop their unique talents.

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