Pictured: Key School teacher Mary Holmes works with second-grade students. In core areas such as reading, writing, and spelling, Key School students benefit from a low student-teacher ratio of 3:1 in the youngest grades and 4:1 in the upper grades. Lessons are anchored in multisensory language instruction that stimulates and builds auditory, visual, and tactile/kinesthetic pathways to learning.
Key School and Key Learning Center at Carolina Day School to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
Community reception to be held February 24, 2018.
Key School, a division of Carolina Day School, was established 20 years ago to provide a high-quality, innovative education for bright children with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, which affects as many as 1 in 5 children. The Key School partner, Key Learning Center, serves as a community resource for dyslexia education and training in the Western North Carolina region and beyond.
"At Carolina Day, the focus is on learning for a lifetime," notes Dr. Diane Milner, Key School Principal and founder. "Students are always being challenged to take their tools, strategies, and skills to increasingly higher levels and to apply them in new and unique ways to create deeper learning connections. It is thrilling to reflect back on the past 20 years. We have served over 500 students, trained over 1000 teachers, and offered Saturday Seminars to thousands of community members. It is so important that the world understands the unique dyslexic profile that touches 15–20% of our population. What would our world be without Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, Agatha Christie, Charles Schwab, Richard Branson, and so many more creative individuals?”
The community is invited to a free reception on February 24, 2018, from 4–6 p.m. to celebrate 20 years of unlocking student potential. The event will be held at the Key School on the Campus of Carolina Day School (1345 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803).
This reception takes place immediately following the Key Learning Center’s "Annual Best Practices Symposium in Multisensory Teaching and Learning." To learn more or to register for the reception, the symposium, or both, visit carolinaday.org/key20.
Key School at Carolina Day recently received international recognition for its multisensory structured language education. The school was recognized by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) in November. (Learn more.)