The Prentice School

Education Elevated

Santa Ana, CA   |  www.prentice.org

Mission

To provide innovative education and a nurturing environment for students who learn differently to succeed in life. At The Prentice School, we believe that all students who learn differently deserve a quality, research-based education.

Ruling year info

1986

Principal Officer

Mrs. Devon Green

Main address

18341 Lassen Drive

Santa Ana, CA 92705 USA

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EIN

33-0120257

NTEE code info

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Evidence Based Multisensory Education

Started over 35 years ago, Prentice is an award-winning nonprofit private school designed for children with language-based learning disabilities, like dyslexia and co-occurring conditions, including ADHD. Our innovative, evidence based multisensory program is designed to prepare and empower our students for a life of self-advocacy, personal growth and the understanding that their differences can be their strengths.
By utilizing a multi-sensory teaching approach as our core instructional methodology we are able to teach your student in the way they learn. Our program strategies are applied in small groups, whole class, and school-wide learning. This helps students generalize their skills across classrooms and attain social skills. Because it's not limited to a specific curriculum, these techniques can serve an individual for a lifetime.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

The Prentice School is an academic program is aligned with California State Standards. We are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges & are certified by the California Department of Education as a Nonpublic School. We are committed to small group instruction. Our class size doesn't exceed 12, & our faculty to student ratio is 6:1. To more fully address our students’ needs, students are placed into small learning groups based on their abilities and skill levels. This allows us to meet our students at their present level of performance to remediate foundational skills, build confidence & advance their academic, social & emotional success. These small groups also allow for increased engagement & more targeted intervention and instruction. Teachers at Prentice are fully credentialed in the subject areas they teach. Additionally, they are trained in the research-based Orton-Gillingham direct, systematic, sequential & multi-sensory instructional approach.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Western Association of Schools and Colleges 2015

Awards

Best Special Needs School in Orange County 2020

Parenting OC Readers

Best Special Needs School in Orange County 2021

Parenting OC Readers

Best Special Needs School in Orange County 2022

Parenting OC Readers

Financials

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The Prentice School

Board of directors
as of 11/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mark Gaines

Retired Engineer

Term: 2011 -

Dan Clark

Prudential Overall Supply

Diane Donaldson

Pearson Assessments

Brian Sullivan

Risk Information Inc.

Brian Linzmeier

The Linzmeier Group

Mark Gaines

Retired

Judy Pirtle

Retired

Ann Wagner

Lawyer

Christine Bixby

Neonatalogist CHOC

Kathy Daigle

Accounting Consultant

Kelly Olson

Clark Construction

Adam Fingersh

Experian

Brandon Tanner

Cushman & Wakefield

Anne Webber

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/1/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

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Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/01/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.