Academic Support

List of 9 items.

  • Gold Star Learning Lab (Grades K - 8)

    The Gold Star Learning Lab was instituted through the efforts of Harvey and Marianne Gold and The Gold Family Endowment for Students with Learning Differences. The Gold Endowment, established in 2008, serves as the catalyst for increasing the scope and proficiency of assisting Benjamin School students with diverse learning needs.

    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
  • Homework Room (Grades 2-5)

    A faculty supervised Homework Room on the Lower/Middle School Campus (room #17) is open Monday through Thursday 3 - 4:00 p.m. throughout the school year.

    Click HERE to pay Homework Room fee:  $100 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.

    Click HERE for more information.
  • Academic Coaching and Guided Study Hall (Grades 9 - 12)

    By referral and self-referral.
    For any student who needs overall academic support.
  • ALPHA Stars (Advanced Learning Program for High Achievers, Grades PK4 - 5)

    This program is for students who demonstrate the need to have additional instruction beyond the classroom to enhance their learning. Students are given tasks requiring higher order thinking skills and abstract reasoning. 
  • 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 4 members.

  • Photo of Amy Taylor

    Dr. Amy Taylor 

    Director of Student Services PK3-12
    (561) 472-5998 Ext 2410
  • Photo of Susan Poncy

    Mrs. Susan Poncy 

    Director of Student Services PK3-8
    (561) 472-3434
  • Photo of Kathleen Bailey

    Mrs. Kathy Bailey 

    LS P.E. Department Chair
    (561) 472-3421
  • Photo of Renea  Yates

    Dr. Renea Yates 

    Student Services 9-12
    (561) 472-5998 Ext 2427
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