Student Support

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FASNY provides students with a full Student Support Team including:

A speech therapist works with the students of all three campuses.

A psychologist is available on the campuses to provide support on an individual basis, if needed.

Two school counselors, one specifically dedicated to lower school and one for middle and upper school. 

Student Support Team

  • If a teacher sees a student at risk because of academic or psycho-social performance, a Student Support Team (SST) meeting is organized. The team may include the child's parents, his/her teachers, the school psychologist, the speech therapist, members of the administration, and anyone working directly with the child.
  • The team develops an action plan with strategies to support the student academically and psycho-socially.
  • If further academic or psycho-social evaluation or therapy is necessary, a referral to outside resources will be made. Outside therapists and learning specialists who work with students will be invited to SST meetings.

Student Support Team Contact Information:

In collaboration with families, Division Heads, teachers, and our Student Support Team, FASNY offers services on campus to enrich the learning environment for our students. Some of the services include:

Learning Support

  • Differentiated teaching is put in place at all grade levels in order to address the needs of each child.
  • Extra help is built into the students' schedules in ways that vary with each age group.

Directed Studies

Various structures are offered on our premises after school, from one-on-one tutoring, to homework help, to supervised studies. The offerings vary according to the student's grade level and required level of support.

Language Support

In English:

  • A three-tiered approach ensures students move from beginner level through native-like fluency while reaping the benefits of the American education system. Students who are not fluent in English are taught the American curriculum in smaller groups, with an emphasis on language acquisition.

In French:

In the Lower School, the push-in/pull-out system allows a tailored approach to the acquisition of French linguistic skills:

  • Push-in: A second teacher comes into the classroom during certain French language arts classes.
  • Pull-out: Small groups of students work separately with a teacher on specific skills during certain French language arts classes.
  • A French speech therapist provides personalized support to our students.

In the Middle School, students may receive extra help in French at every grade level.