The Walker School New Avenues Dyslexia Program's program and personnel have expanded such that we will offer grades 1-5 for the 2019-20 school year. We serve children with dyslexia who have above average academic aptitude and a strong desire to fulfill their abundant potential. The program was developed by renowned consultant Gena Farinholt and experienced speech/language pathologist Sue Rittenberg.
With dedicated support at home and at school, students in New Avenues will work and learn within Walker’s college-preparatory environment. It is our hope that remediated students will be able to transition into the existing school community.
To begin the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link under the admission process tab. Please provide the requested information and submit the $85 non-refundable application fee. At this point you will be prompted to complete a JATP authorization form. Although you will complete this step to continue in Ravenna, the JATP exam is not needed.
Please sign the transcript release form found in your online Ravenna account and give it to your current school so that they are authorized to send us your child’s transcript.
Please contact our Admission Office for the New Avenues Dyslexia Program Parent Statement form and Teacher Evaluation form.
Please use the Teacher Evaluation form you receive from the Admission Office in lieu of the form provided in the online Ravenna account.
Please provide Walker’s Admission Office with a copy of your child’s current (within the last three years) psychoeducational evaluation report. This report should include the WISC-V or the WIPPSI for rising first graders.
Once Walker has received your child’s application, transcript, Parent Statement form, Teacher Evaluation form, and psychoeducational evaluation report, we will contact you to schedule a screening for your child.
You will receive feedback from Walker’s admission committee shortly after your child’s visit. Per AAAIS admission protocol, Walker may use a rolling notification for the New Avenues Dyslexia Program.