The Learning Center

The Learning Center (TLC) is a vital hub at Providence Country Day that provides students with differences in their academic learning profile with personalized instruction incorporated into their regular school day. Students who enroll for this support service work with TLC learning specialists who recognize that having confidence in understanding is key to student growth and participation; their goal is to work with students to develop individualized strategies and opportunities in order to develop this confidence both at PCD and beyond.

Embracing a holistic approach grounded in focusing on the individual, TLC uses structured, multi-sensory techniques to help students discover their strongest channels for learning and to develop skills to use those channels effectively. In this way, students develop an understanding of their personal learning styles and the tools and strategies they need to be successful. In addition to providing learning support, developing greater independence, confidence, and pride in work are also important goals within TLC. 

Learning specialists at TLC work with one to three students at a time and tailor their approach not only to the individual needs of each student, but to their specific class curricula—a strategy that involves a coordinated approach between TLC and each student’s classroom teachers. TLC sessions fully integrate into each student’s curricula and focus on strengthening basic skills in reading, language development, written expression, math, reasoning, and study techniques. 

Students transferring to PCD and joining the TLC community remark on the benefit of the individualized attention, small class sizes, and close coordination between TLC learning specialists and PCD faculty. Through this personalized, holistic approach, students leave TLC with the knowledge, preparation, and skills they need to continue on to college. 

Prospective families should indicate their interest in TLC during the application process. For additional information about applying to PCD, contact PCD’s Admissions Team

The Learning Center isn’t just a support for our students. It’s a support for our teachers, our parents, our wider community. TLC has a ripple effect, and it’s an important part of PCD’s identity.

Pam Clarke, Coordinator of The Learning Center

It’s a really good thing, TLC. It’s a huge step up that can give you a major advantage when you really need it.

Reggie O., 12th Grade