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FAQs

Who is Churchill Academy named after, and why?

Our school is named after Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Churchill struggled in school as a young lad, in part due to speech difficulties. He persevered and overcame his difficulties, stating, “My impediment is no hindrance”. He is now regarded as one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century.

Churchill was also a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. (Source: Wikipedia)

“I felt as if I were WALKING WITH DESTINY, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial… I thought I knew a good deal about it all, I was sure I should not fail.” ~ Winston Churchill

Is Churchill Academy accredited?

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In 2006, we were accredited by NIPSA; the National Independent Private School Association, and in 2011, we received our SACS; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED accreditation.

We are proud that SACS found that Churchill Academy provides a ‘safe, nurturing and challenging environment in which students can reach their potential.’

Learn more about our History and Accreditation…

What curriculum does Churchill Academy use?
We do not use one particular curriculum; rather we implement several different programs to best suit the needs of our unique learners. These programs are multi-sensory, well-researched and highly effective. Students learn by seeing, hearing and becoming actively involved in daily lessons.
What types of learning disabilities do the students at Churchill Academy have?

We actually see them as learning differences, rather than disabilities.

These are bright students who learn, and need to be taught, differently. They may be labeled with diagnoses like ADD, Dyslexia or Aspergers, however, they are fully capable learners when provided with individualized instruction based on mastery, and strategies for compensation.

What is “Mastery Learning”?
Students fall behind when they don’t master prerequisite skills before moving on to more complex ones. At Churchill, students are placed according to instructional levels in order to fill in gaps and maximize achievement. They may work on a remedial level in one subject, while working on an advanced level in another.
What can we expect as we go through the admissions process?
Following your initial visit with our founder and director, Lisa Hanlon Schroeder, you may make application. If accepted, you will complete the Registration-Enrollment Agreement. Testing is completed after acceptance to identify learning strengths, weaknesses and achievement levels. This information will serve as the basis for your child’s Individualized Learning Plan.
What is an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)?

Every student at Churchill Academy receives a custom ILP that identifies strengths as well as weakness.

The plan also delineates specific methods, materials and techniques to be utilized.

What are Parents saying about Churchill Academy? (Video Testimonial)

Listen for yourself…