Hale Learning Center
The Hale Learning Center (HLC) provides additional support to students who face academic challenges, often rooted to language skill deficits. To that end, Thayer Academy designs, implements, and coordinates approaches to learning and teaching that offer students the best chance of success in meeting the demands of a rigorous academic program. The Hale Center’s trained professional staff analyzes student learning profiles, works directly with students and their parents, recommends practical teaching approaches to faculty, assists in teacher training to meet student needs, supports the admission selection process, and – as appropriate – consults with the Academy’s educational psychologist to identify students requiring support.
Each Division, Middle and Upper School, has its own age-appropriate Hale Learning Center space and program under the direct supervision of an Academic Support Coordinator. The Hale Learning Center Director ensures the effectiveness of the program over the entire span of grades 6 to 12.