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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement, Special Education

Mission: Our mission, at Brookwood Christian School, is to encourage exceptional students enrolled in first through twelfth grades to work to their very best abilities to achieve their full potential in a low stress Christian environment. We nurture individual learning styles while remediating specific deficits and gaps in previous instruction.  We strive to improve our students’ quality of life through academics, physical, emotional, cultural, social, and spiritual growth.

Results: In 2016-2017, the average gain in reading scores was 1.2 years. 91.4% of students gained greater than 1 year in at least one of the subtests. The subtest with the greatest gain was "passage comprehension", over one third of students had a gain greater than 3 years. Many BCS students have been diagnosed with a language based learning disability such as dyslexia, or have some other type of language processing disorder.  We currently use two programs to address their reading needs, Wilson Reading System® and FastForWord®. Class sizes are small, ideally five or less, so students get the individual attention and instruction they need. Sixty-five percent of our students go to college, some even joint enroll with a college while in high school.

Target demographics: students struggling with reading and/or processing disorders

Direct beneficiaries per year: 56 Students

Geographic areas served: Acworth, Georgia

Programs: Brookwood Christian School is a private, non-profit, non-denominational Christian school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs. Students typically have an IQ ranging from low average to gifted accompanied with various individual or multiple learning disorders such autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, neurological disorder, and other specific learning disabilities. The school’s specialized and tailored curriculum is designed to compensate for or overcome dyslexia and the other learning disorders. Because of our students’ inability to function in a normal school setting, we offer specialized methods and materials recommended by doctors, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. Personal daily attention is given to each student to improve the student’s low attention span and to provide an environment in which our students can adjust to a normal competitive classroom situation and to help them qualify for future post secondary education and independent living.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I taught public school for 30 years, but I stopped because the emphasis was no longer on educating the child but testing and having to teach a scripted lesson. At BCLS, we teach individual students based on their needs and interests. I absolutely love it!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Brookwood Christian School does not get my endorsement because they discriminate against children with life threatening peanut allergies and refuse to make any reasonable accommodations and deny admissions based on this allergy. When informed about her peanut allergy the principal of this school told us my daughter would have to "handle this on her own" and that she would be responsible for wiping down tables after other children that ate peanut butter. Every reasonable accommodation I suggested was not considered and the principal stated she didn't want the liability. I was so shocked and disappointed that this school had no reasonable allergy plan in place and had such little empathy toward my daughter's allergy. Needless to say my daughter ( and me) left in tears because of the attitude and lack of understanding toward this life threatening allergy that affects so many kids.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Brookwood Christian was the answer to many tears and prayers. Both of my girls have Learning Disabilities and the public school system was failing them. Within a short period after arriving at Brookwood, we began to see changes not only in success with learning, but in their behaviors as well. The tears and tantrums at homework time no longer exist. Each staff member at Brookwood is invested personally in the children. They provide a caring and compassionate atmosphere that allows children to learn on their level, without the added pressure of "performing" for standardized tests. I can't imagine a better atmosphere for children to learn.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Top notch environment for my child with Autism who was struggling with being "odd or different" in the public school. Our 1st year, our experience from every teacher was as God commanded 'to love thy neighbors as ourselves'. Daily devotionals instilled Christ's love for us, regardless of our abilities or disabilities, while living in a broken world. Very happy with the education designed specifically for the exact level each child is at for each subject

2 Julie Trundle B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Brookwood Christian School has been the greatest thing that has happened to my son. My son has Auditory Processing Disorder and was unable to learn to read in public schools. He has been at Brookwood Christian School for a month and a half and is already reading!! I could not be happier! It's nice to see my son so proud of himself!!