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The Siena School

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The Siena School offers a rich educational program for bright, college-bound students in grades 4-12th who are challenged by language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Our program is designed for students with mild to moderate needs who experience a discrepancy between their intellectual abilities and academic achievement in one or more areas such as reading, writing, oral expression or math.

To accomplish this mission, The Siena School:
– Focuses on individual student learning strengths and gifts;
– Ensures highly individualized and personalized instructional attention;
– Employs research-based and multisensory instructional techniques;
– Provides appropriate curricular accommodations and adaptations to allow all students to access a rigorous curriculum of high standards; and
– Seeks out, develops and retains the very best educators and professional staff.

Basic Facts

    Age Range:
    Grades 4 - 12

    Years Established: 2006

    Enrollment: 123

    Average Class Size: 10

    Tuition: Grades 4 - 8 $38,009 Grade 9 - 12 $39,812

    Who you serve:
    Co-ed, Elementary, High School, Middle School

    Mission/Philosophy
    The Siena School offers a rich educational program for bright, college-bound students who are challenged by language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Our program is designed for students with mild to moderate needs who experience a discrepancy between their intellectual abilities and academic achievement in one or more areas such as reading, writing, oral expression or math.

    Available Hours:
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Contact Details

  • Address: 1300 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Zip Code: 20901
  • Phone: 301-244-3600
  • Website: http://www.thesienaschool.org/

Important Q&A

    What differentiates your school from all others?
    Siena is mission driven- we have developed an educational program and learning environment specifically designed for the unique needs of students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Therefore, our program is most appropriate for students that exhibit all of the following characteristics: Are bright, college-bound students, with mild to moderate language-based learning needs, are of average to above-average abilities, and are emotionally healthy and behaviorally appropriate. We teach reading skills on a daily basis for students in 4-8th grade, our students attend an experiential learning experience at least once a month as multi-sensory, real life application are essential to our students obtaining a true understanding and mastery of the curriculum.

    Where do you see your school in 5 years, what will be different?
    Five years from now, Siena will have expanded enrollment to serve more students with language-based learning needs in the greater DMV area. We will have hopefully finalized our complete expansion project bringing our school to maximum enrollment of 225 students. We will also have additional curriculum offerings for our high school as we anticipate it's growth to double in the next two years.

    Whats one myth about your school thats just not true?
    Students with dyslexia can't learn a foreign language. We offer Spanish I-IV to our students who successfully complete the curriculum. Vocabulary and grammar skills are developed through the practice of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A focus on conversational Spanish provides students with an experiential approach to learning.

    What kind of student is most successful at your school?
    Students must be diagnosed with mild to moderate language-based learning needs in order to attend Siena.

    Why should we choose your school?
    Families select Siena in order to receive a top quality education designed specifically to assist, accommodate and remediate students who have language-based needs.

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