With a focus on the individual, Brandon Hall provides small group and one-on-one college preparatory classes for students who desire a more intensive educational setting or who, for a variety of reasons, may not have been achieving their potential. Emphasizing multi-sensory instruction, applied study skills, organization, accountability, and the ordering of priorities, the school seeks to motivate each student to fulfill his/her potential .
Originally founded as a tutorial proprietary school in 1959 by Theodore Hecht, Brandon Hall historically has had its focus on the individual with either one-to-one or small group classes. The school eventually became a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-denominational college preparatory school. Subsequent presidents have been Harrison W. Kimbrell, Laurie S. Spigener, Gary Coker, and Paul R. Stockhammer, who was appointed in July 2001. Founded on the late Morris Brandon summer home estate, the entire school initially was housed in what is now known as Brandon Hall. Enrollment grew, additional facilities were built, and the schools programs expanded. Brandon Hall was the first school in Georgia to be named a National School of Excellence (Blue Ribbon School).
ESL (English as a Second Language)
For students who do not have English as their primary language, Brandon Hall offers an ESL program. Students who are participating in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program are usually placed in small group or one-to-one classes when they first begin at Brandon Hall. Individualized instruction allows a student to progress at his/her own rate. As both written and verbal English skills develop and mature, ESL students are gradually moved into larger group classes in mathematics, English, science and social studies. International boarding students are encouraged to speak English only and to share various aspects of their culture and traditions with their peers. Brandon Hall School is certified by the U.S. Immigration Service to issue I-20 forms to qualifying international students.
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