Our Academics

We approximate the academic criteria of prominent mainstream schools and strive to maximize each student’s full potential in an educational setting free of undue emotional stress.

The key is not just in the methods, but the prescriptive delivery system individualized to each student, based on professional testing and diagnosis of physiologically based learning differences. Our goal is to produce, evaluate, prescribe and coordinate individualized teaching methods for each child.

McGlannan School prepares students for a successful transition into the mainstream at the appropriate time while fostering self-esteem and maximizing academic achievement.

Our Results: The Iowa Assessments™ Longitudinal Study


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Class Sizes

Small teacher to student ratios

1:1 Teaching Sessions

One-to-one prescriptive and intensive instructional sessions provided to all students by trained reading clinicians.

Sensory Integration

An Occupational Therapist supervises a sensory integration program for our youngest students.

Physical Education

Students participate in a daily structured physical education program.

Computer Applications

Students attend computer applications class each day. The goal is to develop essential computer skills including keyboarding/touch typing, word processing, web research, digital citizenship, and use of Microsoft Office applications.

Elevated Middle School Curriculum

Our comprehensive middle school academic program approximates the level of the local prominent mainstream settings and prepares our students for successful transitions.

Support for Transition

Our goal is to prepare students to successfully mainstream at the appropriate time while fostering self-esteem and maximizing academic achievement. We work closely with prominent mainstream schools to help identify the appropriate setting for each student’s transition.


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First bell rings at 7:55 A.M.
Homeroom starts at 8:00 A.M.
First period begins at 8:15 A.M.

DAILY DISMISSAL (Except Wednesday)
2:00 P.M. for A/B, C/D and E/G
2:45 P.M. for the Middle School Division

All students dismiss at 1:45 P.M.


Monday, August 22
Monday, September 5
Monday, September 26
Wednesday, October 5
Friday, October 14
Friday, October 21
Friday, October 28
Wednesday, November 23
Thursday, November 24
Friday, November 25

Classes resume on Monday, November 28

Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 9

Classes resume on Tuesday, January 10

First Day of School
Labor Day
No Classes
No Classes
Parent/Teacher Meetings
Parent/Teacher Meetings
Parent/Teacher Meetings
No Classes
No Classes
No Classes

Schoolwide Dismissal at 1:45 P.M. on Thursday, December 22

Opening Day
Legal Holiday
Planning Day
Planning Day
Teacher Work Day
Teacher Work Day
Teacher Work Day
Thanksgiving Recess

Winter Recess


Monday, January 16
Friday, February 17
Monday, February 20
Monday, March 20 through
Monday, March 27

Classes resume on Tuesday, March 28

Friday, April 7
Monday, April 10
Monday, May 29
Monday, June 5
Tuesday, June 6

Martin Luther King Day
No Classes
Presidents' Day

No Classes
No Classes
Memorial Day
Schoolwide Dismissal at 1:45 P.M.
Last Day of School

Legal Holiday
Planning Day
Legal Holiday
Spring Break

Planning Day
Planning Day
Legal Holiday
In-House Awards
Awards Ceremony

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