That school is Concord Academy whose mission is to educate students with learning disabilities to reach their personal bests and to prepare them for success in life.
During 2019, please consider a donation to our “Support One Student” program which provides tuition assistance to families in need.
Concord Academy is the only school in the Memphis metro area of its kind. It is a state-approved private school for students with learning differences, language delay, Asperger’s, ADD or ADHD, anxiety/depression, and social disorders; many of whom previously have experienced difficulties or rejection in traditional classrooms or schools.
Concord Academy teaches the “whole child” by providing social, emotional, pre-vocational, transitional, and academic guidance.
What Concord Academy Means to Families
When a child has learning struggles, the whole family shares in the feelings of frustration, failure, and alienation. This is the story of one of our families.
The Price Family – Our daughter struggles with a language processing disorder. She was able to navigate elementary school but middle school was a nightmare for her and the whole family. Her dad and I were working with her on homework 4-5 hours every night, essentially reteaching her what was covered during the school day. While the kids in her class were never mean or cruel to her, they just didn’t include her which broke her heart and ours. And our other daughter suffered because she wasn’t getting the attention she needed from us.
We were at the end of our rope. Then we found Concord.
At Concord Academy, our daughter is excelling. All the teachers are certified in special education. They provide a loving and safe environment where the kids can really learn.
Our daughter’s self-esteem has skyrocketed, she is doing well in school, and, just as important to us, she has friends. We and she can now see her future and it’s bright.
At Concord Academy, she has a place where she belongs and loves school. Concord Academy is focused on educating kids to succeed in life. Concord Academy has made a huge positive difference to our daughter and our family.
What Concord Academy Means to Students
Hope | 12th Grade – Concord Academy is different from other schools I have been to. The teachers actually help me with my problems and work, and they have helped me realize that I really am smart, and how to use the way I think to my advantage. Concord has changed my life for the better.
Callie | 7th Grade – Concord has helped me with my learning problems. I have a lot of trouble with school subjects, but I am happy that I am at Concord Academy. I am a whole different person now. I love that I now have friends.