Please Note: We will be making many changes to our website during the 1st and 2nd weeks in November 2014. We apologize for the many broken links and missing pages. If you have an interest in the Whole Life Learning Center and want information that you presently do not find on our website, please call 215.701.4740. Thank you for your patience and your interest as we make important changes to our website.
The 2014-2015 school year began after some extraordinary trials. Happily we found a beautiful new home at 441 Boot Road in Downingtown and began our days with a tiny family of 10 students. 75% of our children are on the Spectrum or struggling with ADHD and are in grades k-9.
Starting as small as we did turned out to be a blessing as we moved into our new building. Our children helped with spackling and painting (two very handy skills) during breaks from their academics.
Now that we have settled in and shaken some of the bugs out, we are ready to invite new students into our dynamic family of learners. Our intention is to grow our student cohort to accommodate between 35 and 40 students in grades k-9 with a teacher/student ratio of 1 to 10 with each group of students having the additional support of a highly engaged classroom assistant.
If you are interested in taking a tour and meeting our teachers/learning coaches don’t hesitate to call us at 215.701.4740
An introduction to our educational model
The Whole Life Learning Center is tuition-free for Pennsylvania students in grades k-12.
Each child is a unique individual with a singular personality, particular talents, interests, academic strengths and academic weaknesses. Some children decode the written word with great comprehension and compose lyrical paragraphs with ease while others are nothing less than artful when expressing their understanding of the world around them with paint on canvas, lego blocks, song, or a whirlwind of movement. We designed every facet of the WLLC so that our learning coaches and assistants have the tools, the skill sets, the peer and administrative support, and the latitude to creatively respond to the particular needs of each learner and support each child’s education.
While we offer extraordinary educational support to any student, we have designed our program with a profound sensitivity towards the needs of students who have struggled in their education because of “invisible” learning disabilities such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Asperger’s Syndrome as well as students who have simply disengaged from educational settings that practice more traditional educational models.
Our educational model creatively combines:
- Customized education plans that support each child’s learning styles
- Emphasis on social and emotional development
- Instructional support that allows each child to progress at their own speed
- Project-centric teaching methods that encourage students to leverage deep personal interests and make personally meaningful connections to the worlds of math, science, history, and language
We are accepting enrollment interest forms for the Whole Life Learning Center in Downingtown. If you are interested in enrollment for your child/ren please fill out an enrollment interest form today.