Serving Upper School students (grades 9 through 12)* with complex learning needs, The Wolf Academy at St. Andrew’s employs the highly effective Immersion Model© developed by the Wolf School, a premier K-8 special education private school in Rhode Island.
The Immersion Model© utilizes a team of professionals—special education teacher, speech language pathologist, and occupational therapist—to blend students’ individual speech, language, learning, social, and occupational goals into a robust, personalized academic program. In addition, Wolf Academy students also access the dynamic curricular and extracurricular offerings, enrichments, and social opportunities of the St. Andrew’s School community.
*The Wolf Academy at St. Andrew’s launched a 9th grade in fall of 2022 and will add an additional grade each year. In the fall of 2024, we will offer boarding for Wolf Academy students.
Wolf Academy students have good academic and intellectual potential, but have had difficulty progressing in a traditional classroom due to multiple learning differences, including language processing and production challenges, difficulties with sensory regulation, and ineffective social communication.