Newfound Academy is named after
Newfound Lake located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The lake
is unspoiled, pure, and surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is a very
peaceful place. Likewise, Newfound Academy, in Carrollton, Texas
is a place of learning and a source of inspiration in a peaceful
setting. Our school is designed to provide meaningful instruction and
learning in a caring, nurturing atmosphere.
Newfound is a school with a challenging academic focus, and a social
skills component as an integral part of the curriculum. We serve students
in grades (PreK-12), and have programs for ages two through twenty-five for learners with learning and/or behavior challenges. Our
specialties include: Autism, Asberger's, PDD, Emotional
and Behavioral Challenges, Bipolar, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Intellectual Disabilities, Fragile X, Medical Challenges, and Physical Challenges. Students with other
needs will be considered on a case by case basis. Newfound's curriculum is comprehensive. We
have a small student to staff ratio to insure individual attention. A
learning plan based on individual strengths and weaknesses is developed
for each child. Newfound's Executive Director, Dr. Marsha Guernsey, has a Doctorate in Education and many years of experience
with regular and special education. The Executive Director is "hands on"
and actively involved with all aspects of the school.
Newfound offers a very active student council that teaches leadership and service to the school and the community, clubs, and fun events. Newfound is a school
that requires parental involvement. We welcome all races
and religions. Children come first at Newfound. We are committed to the success of your child. We teach to strengths; not weaknesses.
Newfound Academy is proud to
be listed on the web sites of the following organizations:
Autism Society of America
The Arc of Dallas
Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids