Located on the Connecticut River, Franklin Academy is a boarding and day college preparatory school for students with nonverbal learning differences and Asperger’s Syndrome in grades 9 – 12.
Franklin has a lovely campus and much energy on their campus. On my visit students and faculty were beginning the day with a school meeting- lots of a announcements and the excitement about the upcoming parent’s weekend filled the air.
The majority of Fanklin Academy students have an auditory learning style. Their typical strengths include advanced reading and decoding skills, a sophisticated vocabulary, enhanced verbal ability, superior rote memory, and expertise with computers. Auditory perception and alternative thinking skills are usually quite strong, and they often prefer interacting with adults and younger children.
Franklin is a wonderful school that is designed to help students with Nonverbal Learning Differences and Asperger’s Syndrome manage their unique strengths and weaknesses in a safe, supportive, and nurturing school community. Franklin works with students to develop friendships, master important skills, and pursue collegiate and career goals/aspirations.