The Siena School serves bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
Founded in 2006, the school serves students in grades 4-12. Over the past several years, the school has averaged 39% students of color. Its first two classes of graduates have been accepted to colleges across the country, including American University, University of Vermont, Brandeis University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Drew University, University of Maryland-College Park, McDaniel College, and others. The school has a nondiscriminatory policy with regard to hiring and admission.
The school's program features a strong academic curriculum based on the Common Core standards; an extensive arts curriculum, integrated into the academic curriculum; and multisensory, hands-on, experiential learning, including monthly field trips for every grade. Class size averages 10 students.
Located just north of Downtown Silver Spring, not far from the Washington DC border, the school has plans to continue its expansion at its current location, which will allow it to grow to over 200 students.