In The Learning Center, we are blazing new trails as we navigate how students with learning differences find success.
The Learning Center
We embrace our students with language-based learning differences by giving them highly individualized instruction in our unique school-within-a-school model - the only one of its kind in Utah.
The Learning Center (TLC) is designed for students with average to above-average language-based learning differences, often known as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Offering 2nd through 8th Grades in 2023/2024.
We strive to:
- close the gap between academic performance and student potential
- provide individualized, multisensory language instruction for developing new pathways for mastery of core academic content.
- promote student strengths and build talents through specialty programs.
- enable students to experience success and to accept and value themselves in a safe, nurturing and respectful learning environment.
- teach students the strategies to become independent, responsible learners.
- communicate frequently with and provide support and education to the families of our students.
- maintain a diagnostic/prescriptive approach in all of our instruction, tailoring our lessons to meet the needs of your child.
- provide students with skills, strategies, and independence to soar in future learning environments.
The Learning Center is truly a game changer for us! I wish every child with a learning difference, struggling through a 'one size fits all' school system, could have the opportunity to join TLC — to truly experience the joy and excitement that comes from learning when learning is structured around them and their unique needs.
Millie Dorsey, Parent
Stories from the TLC
Laura Bradford is a teacher in The Learning Center, joining McGillis in 2008. Watch the video below for a peek into her classroom.
Our physical education program is designed to be inclusive and valuable to all students regardless of their athletic ability.
One of the best changes McGillis adopted this school year has been the addition of Outdoor Environmental Education (OEE) for all Middle School students every week.
Students are provided hands-on experiences in a variety of mediums and skills, which encourages them to take risks in their work through experimentation, use of critical thinking, and collaboration.
This day of service will provide our entire community with the hands-on experience of planting trees that will immediately impact our climate and community as well as be a meaningful way to honor our 30th anniversary.
The McGillis School's Tikkun Olam One Story at a Time Author Series focuses on the work and stories of authors of diverse backgrounds and experiences. During the 2021/2022 school year, students will meet Kelly Yang, Kekla Magoon and Saadia Faruqi, as their share their books and personal journeys as authors of color.