Providence School is proud to offer the Arrowsmith Program as an option for our families. We rejoice in the reality that God has designed different learning styles that can be addressed and strengthened. The Arrowsmith Program is a blessing and another avenue God has provided to help students thrive in our academic setting.

What is the Arrowsmith Program?

The goal of the Arrowsmith Program is for students to capitalize on their strengthened cognitive capacities to become effective, confident and self-directed learners for life and to enable them to achieve their goals of academic and career success.

The typical Arrowsmith student:

  • is of average or above average intelligence
  • does not have severe intellectual, cognitive, emotional , or behavioral disorders that would significantly affect his or her ability to participate in the Arrowsmith Program.
  • does not have acquired brain injury or autism spectrum disorder

Common indicators that your child could benefit from the Arrowsmith Program:

  • difficulty with reading comprehension
  • struggles with organization and/or time management
  • misreading or losing place when reading
  • having to “over study¬Ě
  • seems to understand skill when they study, but doesn’t perform well on a test/quiz the next day

The Arrowsmith Program is based on neuroscience research demonstrating that it is possible to address learning difficulties by identifying and strengthening weak cognitive capacities. The core of the Arrowsmith Program is neuroplasticity. This is the capacity of neurons- the 100 billion or so that make up the brain – to alter structure and function in response to training and experience over a person’s lifetime.

The Arrowsmith Program deals with the root cause of the learning difficulty rather than managing symptoms. Students become effective learners without having to compensate for their learning difficulty. Their ability to perform complex tasks is improved when the weak cognitive areas are strengthened.

 

What Our Parents Say

 

Our daughter Chloe struggled so much with Providence’s grade school curriculum that we actually considered changing schools. As a last ditch effort to keep all five of our children together at the same school, we enrolled her in the Arrowsmith program. We were skeptical at first, but the difference in Chloe after three years in Arrowsmith has been nothing short of amazing. She just completed her first semester of a full 8th grade course load with not only straight A’s but was the only student to receive a perfect score on the Math Final Exam. Rather than dreading school and homework, she now takes great pride in being one of the top students in her class and this has done wonders for her self-esteem.

– Don & Kristen Davey

Arrowsmith is the answer to our prayers to help our daughter with her learning challenges. The Arrowsmith program uses neuroplasticity to retrain our student’s brains and help them reach their God-given potential. It is a modern day miracle!

– Dr. Gail Margerum & Michael Sullivan

Learn More About Arrowsmith

Please see the Arrowsmith Program brochure to learn more, and contact our Admissions Department for further information.

Explore the Arrowsmith Program Website.

Watch The Arrowsmith Program featured on 60 Minutes Australia.

The Arrowsmith Program deals with the root cause of the learning difficulty rather than managing symptoms. Students become effective learners without having to compensate for their learning difficulty. Their ability to perform complex tasks is improved when the weak cognitive areas are strengthened.

 

Is Arrowsmith Right for Your Child?

Complete the Arrowsmith Program Cognitive Profile Questionnaire to determine whether your child’s difficulties are typical of those addressed by the Arrowsmith Program.

 

Contact the Arrowsmith Program

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Angie Mackiewitz

Arrowsmith Site Administrator/Teacher

Lauren Baughman

Arrowsmith Teacher Asst.