Academic Support

List of 7 items.

  • Gold Star Learning Lab (Grades K - 8)

    The Gold Star Learning Lab, which is located on the Lower/Middle School Campus (Room 18) is dedicated to providing a supportive environment for students with unique learning needs. The Lab is staffed with learning specialists who are equipped with strategies to help students reach their full academic potential and be successful in the classroom. Learning specialists also provide assistance to teachers by offering direction on how to differentiate instruction for the varied learning needs of Benjamin students. The goal of the Gold Star Learning Lab is to give students the tools and strategies they need to be independent and responsible learners.
    The Gold Star Learning Lab on the Lower/Middle School Campus (room #18) is open Monday-Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. The Learning Lab is staffed by qualified educators, offering students support beyond the classroom to encourage their academic success. Academic enrichment, remediation and maintenance are available through the Learning Lab both before and after school. Additional services are available as needed during the school day.

    Utilizing various strategies and methodologies, experienced faculty assist students with their learning needs either individually or in small group sessions. Computer-assisted instruction (C.A.I.), project-based learning, manipulatives and other developmentally appropriate activities are designed to meet each child’s needs.

    Click HERE to pay Learning Lab fee:  $275 for 10 sessions
  • One-on-One Tutoring (Grades PK4 -12)

    Individual tutoring by certified teachers is available upon request. Students are paired with a faculty tutor to help meet their academic needs in a variety of subject areas, including math, reading, writing, study skills, Wilson/Fundations and more.

    Tutoring Fee: $80 per hour
  • BUC Club (Grades K-5)

    The Benjamin Lower School offers after school small group, targeted academic support.  Students are referred by faculty members.
  • ETC - Extra Time Classes (Grades 6, 7, 8)

    Benjamin Middle School offers an after-school study hall. It is open to all middle school students Monday through Thursday 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. throughout the school year. ETC is supervised by middle school teachers, and support is available in all middle school academic areas of study. Students are required to sign in, and they must be signed out by a parent or guardian.
  • Academic Coaching and Guided Study Hall (Grades 9 - 12)

    By referral and self-referral.
    For any student who needs overall academic support.
  • SOAR - Summer of Academic Readiness (Grades PK4 - 12)

    SOAR offers academic readiness skills throughout the summer months with academic enrichment, remediation and maintenance opportunities for students.

    Click HERE for summer programs.
  • Neuromotor Readiness for Learning Screening (Grades PK4 - 5)

    Research shows that immature motor skills and postural instability have a direct correlation to educational achievement. Therefore, The Benjamin Lower School offers a screening that helps identify immature motor skills and postural instability. Students are referred by parents and/or faculty members.

Meet the Staff

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Gina Barker

    Mrs. Gina Barker 

    MS Learning Specialist
    (561) 626-3747 Ext 3016
  • Photo of Suzanne Ball

    Ms. Sue Ball 

    Student Services PK3-3
    (561) 626-3747 Ext 3018
  • Photo of Susan Poncy

    Mrs. Susan Poncy 

    Director of Student Services PK3-8
    (561) 472-3434
  • Photo of Kari Rankine

    Mrs. Kari Rankine 

    Student Services 4-8
    (561) 626-3747 Ext 3327
  • Photo of Renea  Yates

    Dr. Renea Yates 

    Student Services 9-12
    (561) 472-5998 Ext 2427
  • Photo of Shannon Reagan

    Ms. Shannon Reagan 

    LS Learning Specialist
  • Photo of Tamara Rice

    Mrs Tammy Rice 

    Learning Specialist
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.
After hours emergency contact:
Leslie Downs/Chief Operating Officer
Ph:  561.657.0075 or 561.747.0585