Students with various language based learning differences receive appropriate instruction through the small group program. Reading and Math are very intensive, structured, and taught with a low teacher to student ratio (1:5). Teachers use multi sensory methods to teach the students. Our various curricula are research tested and highly recommended for students with learning differences. Students learn to read by using the Wilson Reading System and/or FastForWord. Handwriting is taught with Handwriting without Tears, a curriculum developed by an Occupational Therapist. Students learn math through various curricula such as Teaching Textbooks, Drops in the Bucket, Saxon, Touchmath, and SRA Spectrum. Science and Social Studies are taught in the afternoons through unit studies. This program allows students to integrate knowledge in all subjects as it fosters discovery learning and logic.
Students speaking English as a Second Language may choose to transition into another school or graduate from BCLS. Transitional students are given the opportunity to learn to speak, read, and write English before enrolling in a traditional school. At least two years is recommended. ESL students learn to read English with the Wilson Reading System and Pearson Longman ESL materials.