BENCHMARK SCHOOL

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2107 N PROVIDENCE RD
MEDIA, PA 19063
Phone: 610-565-3741
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: 1st Grade - 8th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 5:1
  • Students/Grade: 18.8
  • Number Students: 150
  • Number Teachers: 32
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Dr Robert Gaskins
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (20 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (16 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-15
    "Our son entered Benchmark as fifth grade student reading at a first grade level. He was battered, frustrated and defeated by everything in his life. During his four years at the school, his teachers were amazing with him, displaying the patience he needed but being honest with him about what was getting in the way of his success. After Benchmark, he went on to high school and college. We knew he understood himself when we overheard him talking with Division 1 lacrosse coaches about learning support programs at their schools and if not available, he expressed gratitude for the interest and said good-bye. He is now a well-respected educator in Maryland, having earned certifications in elementary and special education, and administration. None of this would have been possible without Benchmark. He learned there who he was as a student, how to advocate for himself, and what strategies he needed to achieve success. He is paying it forward today, instilling a sense of self-advocacy and self-knowledge in the students he now teaches. We believe that he would never have achieved this success without having the experience of Benchmark School."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-13
    "I can not say enough wonderful things about Benchmark and how it transformed my son, who has dyslexia, into a confident learner who knows what he needs to succeed in school and in life. He entered as a 4th grader from a fabulous prep school, but could barely read or string together sentences to write a paragraph. At Benchmark he worked hard (yes, there were tears) but so did everyone else. The lower school and middle school teachers were amazing and wanted him to succeed. His math instruction was superb. He mainstreamed into a different prep school in the 8th grade and I can brag that he just got accepted to every college he applied to! In high school he amazed himself by earning a B+ in English literature - a huge deal in our house!! What I loved about Benchmark was not only his experience but mine as a mom. All of the parents were there to give their kids the best shot at life. It's a 'whole family' experience and I have remained friends with my "Benchmark family" 5 years later."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-11
    "Wow, I completely disagree with the previous review! My daughter had an amazing academic experience at Benchmark and our family was supported by an extremely conscientious support service department. My daughter had some social difficulties in middle school and the support service department was very compassionate and straight forward. I found the lower school teachers unbelievably professional and effective. The math department was innovative and strong and she really enjoyed all of her "extra" classes (art, music, health, class meeting and gym). They even had a mentor class and guided study that helped with homework and projects. Our job as parents is not to protect our children from strife; instead, we need to prepare them to be thoughtful contributors to society. Benchmark had a good balance of compassion and teaching the kids to deal with reality."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-14
    "when it comes to learning in the reading and writing area its amazingly strong but, math is weak very weak to the poin. Also, when it comes to the social part of the school the people who handle discipline do a horrible job and at times can be actually racist and even said something horribly racist to my own mother. On top of that the kids can also be racist diversity is something benchmark is horrible at. In addition they only decide to put in action sometimes there was kids who constantly got kicked out of class were rude and even brought cigarets to school and the teachers did nothing to them eventually I think they were kicked out of the school but the school did not wait until the end of the year to do it there for not only making the students suffer but also the teachers who were beyond with these rude brats.When it comes to teachers they are amazing in the middle school and ok in the lower school during my lower school years in my opinion I only had one really amazing teacher that made an impact on my life and me , while in middle school all the teachers really do care its like having parents at school. When it comes to students they all can be very rude and bully children."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-22
    "If your child has learning difficulties or disabilities, you must give Benchmark a try. My daughter has had no less than a miraculous learning experience there versus her experience in public school. Class sizes are small, teachers are experienced and attentive and really want to be there, want to help the children learn. The learning startegies developed there are creative and meaningful and are taught to other schools, they are on the cutting edge. My daughter's experience there has meant everything to my family. They not only teach a wonderful curriculum but also teach the children self-advocacy techniques and are constantly giving them activities for confidence boosting. It is an investment in your child's future to unlock potential that may remain locked if intervention is not provided early. It is worth every penny."
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