What is PALS?
Leffell’s PALS program is designed to meet the unique needs of students with language-based learning disabilities in Middle School. PALS uses proven methods to support students to achieve academic success. With a low student:teacher ratio and small class sizes, PALS provides targeted, self-contained instruction in needed subject areas, while allowing for full integration in the broader school community, both inside and outside the classroom.
To fully support each student, PALS also offers on-site speech/language and occupational therapy and Orton-Gillingham reading support, one-on-one or in small groups. PALS students are fully integrated into the school’s social fabric through full participation in mainstream co-curricular programming; arts and athletics; experiential education events; and daily activities such as lunch, recess, and tefilah. Situated within Leffell’s joyful Jewish community, PALS students also receive an exceptional Jewish education that fully complements their academic experience.