Hamlin Robinson School Programs
Hamlin Robinson School leverages the proven strengths and transformational qualities of the school to open a multi-dimensional Learning Center offering an array of language-related services and collaborative opportunities. Learning Center programs include Tutoring, Professional Development, Social Skills, and Community Events.
HRS Learning Center now offers specialized tutoring for students (throughout the greater Seattle region) requiring additional support related to language based learning difficulties. Private one-on-one and group instruction is available for students attending HRS or other schools or who are being home-schooled. We work to match each student's style of learning with our several tutoring methodologies.
Hamlin Robinson School is excited to offer various camps and classes part of the 2012 Summer Program, including Slingerland Summer School, math workshops, LEGO robotics, Tae Kwon Do, music, art, drama, and many more!
HRS is unique in providing an academic program for students in grades 1-8 that not only addresses the needs of the student but also provides important support to families. Dyslexic children are intelligent, creative, and divergent thinkers who become successful adults when given a strong academic foundation and an opportunity to thrive.
In all of our programs, in order to be assessible to the students who need these services, HRS is committed to offereing financial assistance.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
My son and I were in the tall weeds before we found Hamlin Robinson. Emmett loved school, but was unable to read. His peers could read easily and the discrepancy caused him a lot of pain. One day my usually stoic child sobbed, deep wracking sobs, through which he said, "Oh Mom, it's like all the other kids are on fast horses and I'm on a slow donkey." Smart enough to generate a metaphor like that, but unable to read. Frustrating, heart wrenching.
That was the beginning of a journey that ended happily at Hamlin Robinson. My bright, sunny 8 year old boy is confident, learning, and thriving there, now in his second year. He tells people, "I go to Hamlin Robinson -- it's for dyslexics" in a tone that says, Sorry, you can't go. It's just for us. The teaching staff are highly trained in the specialized Slingerland and Orton-Gliiingham methods. We are deeply grateful to the Hamlin Robinson professional community.
Hamlin Robinson draws students from within a 50-mile radius, with over 60 percent coming from public schools. The school’s student body is economically and culturally diverse, with families representing a wide range of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. Approximately two-thirds of HRS families qualify for financial aid assistance.
Currently, the school’s financial aid budget is $175,000, representing 8.0% of gross tuition revenue. 23% of students at HRS receive assistance; awards range from $2,000 to $8,500 to defray the full tuition of $15,600 in grades 1-5 and $16,995 in middle school. While the HRS supporters contribute nearly $250,000 in additional funds each year, this is not enough to significantly increase the school’s financial aid program