Arrowsmith Program

A cognitive retraining program designed to improve conceptual understanding and reasoning. Arrowsmith is grounded in two established principles of research. The first is that different areas of the brain working together are responsible for complex mental activities, such as reading or writing.

If a weakness is present in one area, a number of different learning processes can be affected. Second is the principle of neuroplasticity — the ability of the brain to physically change or adapt in response to stimuli and activities.

Learning on the Leading Edge

Brehm Preparatory School continually strives to keep up with the latest research and cutting-edge practices to best serve students and their families.

In 2014, Brehm became the first boarding school in the U.S. to offer the Arrowsmith Program®. Integrated into Brehm’s robust curriculum, Arrowsmith complements the school’s holistic approach and is enhanced by an array of support services.

Cognitive Exercise Makes All the Difference

The Arrowsmith Program has decades of experience demonstrating that it is possible for students to strengthen learning capacities through a program of targeted cognitive exercises designed to improve verbal and mathematical reasoning, and conceptual understanding.

As the brain responds to these exercises, new neuropathways are formed and developed. Over time, new areas of the brain learn to work better together. This process of rewiring the brain by forming new connections is neuroplasticity in action. By retraining areas of inefficiency, students become more effective learners.

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We chose Brehm for its combination of Arrowsmith and boarding. Arrowsmith met our expectations. Our son has become more socially engaged, independent, and self-sufficient.

Brehm Parent

Tailored for the Individual

The Arrowsmith program is highly individualized. Each student’s initial assessment results are analyzed to identify the specific weak cognitive functions that should be targeted. From this information, an Initial Learning Profile (ILP) is developed, which outlines the personal exercise curriculum required to strengthen the weakened areas. Trained Arrowsmith instructors assess student progress and engagement daily.

Looking back, I wish I'd done it sooner. He joined Arrowsmith in seventh grade, improving his math, handwriting, and attention span. Arrowsmith was challenging but became one of his favorite classes.

Brehm Parent

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