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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy

Mission: Provident Charter School is designed for children with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences to access their potential by providing a high quality, well-rounded education that is delivered through multi-sensory instructional methods and individual learning plans. Our students move into high school prepared to succeed and confident in their own abilities. We believe that children with dyslexia flourish in a learning community where: the child’s success is the driver of every decision the challenges and gifts of dyslexia are deeply understood the uniqueness of each child is honored — strengths are built upon; weaknesses are strengthened, and potential is unleashed. the child’s academic, personal and social development share equal priority. the partnership among teachers, parents, and administration is a daily commitment

Target demographics: Children with dyslexia and other language-based disabilities

Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh, PA

Programs: Wilson Reading Instruction for 60 minutes each day, Multi-sensory math and science curriculum, small group instruction (6:1 - student: teacher ratio), Cross-curriculum lesson design, Art, Music, Tae Kwon Do, Physical Education, & Music.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The teachers and staff at Provident Charter School are amazing! Our son was diagnosed as dyslexic at the end of first grade. So, we found a tutor who specializes in multi-sensory reading instruction that worked with him two or three days a week for the past three years. But it wasn't enough - her help is what enabled him to read at a 2nd grade level when starting 4th grade at Provident. However, since attending Provident, his ability and confidence has grown so much! It is because the teachers provide multi-sensory reading instruction five days a week - he now reads nearly at grade level! He has made a year’s progress in a half a year. Even more exciting…he looks forward to reading books every night before bed!

Keith W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son has been at Provident Charter School since it opened doors in August 2016. His reading and writing deficits created a systematic decline in his confidence and mood at his prior school despite tutoring 4 days a week at a high monetary cost to our family. Provident has created a learning environment focused on his specific needs fostering immediate improvement in academics, mood, and confidence with no additional cost to our family. This is such a benefit for our entire family as well as any student in the region with Dyslexia and other language based leading differences. Make no mistake...Provident is a rare gem.