The mandate of Podolski NESS is to support students’ academic, social/emotional, and spiritual well-being. Our students are supported through a wide range of services. We offer the delivery of small-group academic remediation, small-group academic enrichment, independent learning projects, ESL, psycho-educational testing, therapeutic counseling, speech language therapy, and occupational therapy. In this way, we support the growth of whole child.
A hallmark feature of Podolski NESS is the small group academic support provided to diverse learners. Skilled specialists provide many academic accommodations for students to successfully access the General Studies and Judaic Studies curricula. Staff use varied teaching strategies to enable each student to progress through the grade level curriculum. Changes are made to the physical environment of the classroom and/or the school for those with physical exceptionalities. Finally, adjustments are made to assessment methods to be sure that each student is truly able to demonstrate his/her learning.