We Can Teach Your Child to Read
Hello! I am Marjory J. Roth. I founded and am Head of Greenhills School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, founded in 1990, a school for children with specific learning disabilities/dyslexia, where we have taught hundreds of children to read. I was the founding President of the North Carolina Branch of The International Dyslexia Association, a current Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE), and a current Board member of the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council, Inc. (IMSLEC).
The school has been suspended for the 2015-2016 school year.
We are still teaching language therapy weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. See our Language Therapy One-to-One School Year Tutoring page.
We are still offering Teacher Training. Our next Institute starts July 11th, 2016. See our Teacher Training Institute I page.
Is your child struggling to read?
Greenhills School uses the Orton Approach for teaching, reading, writing and spelling.
Greenhills School is a day school for students with Developmental Dyslexia or a Specific Language Learning Disability/Dyslexia located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Greenhills' incorporates many different classroom accommodations that allow our students to be successful from the start. The happy result of this approach is that students come to school cheerful, and their self esteem increases day-by-day and week-by-week.
As one young student says, "My teachers make me feel like I am someone special... like I am smart. They teach me the way I need to be taught.
For 19 years, Greenhills School has embraced its students by teaching them literacy, instilling self confidence, promoting health and character, cultivating their talents and sending them on to bright and successful futures.
Overcoming the difficulties of a learning disability is not easy. Determination and a steadfast commitment to learning are essential qualities that each successful Greenhills' student embodies. Yet, Greenhills students are happy to come to school each day. They love their school. They love their teachers, and they feel good about themselves and their academic abilities.
Greenhills' key to success is in its approach to learning through:
- Daily Orton-Gillingham Language Therapy (45 to 50 minutes each day) in reading, writing and spelling in addition to their English class.
- Multisensory approaches in each subject area
- Positive reinforcement
- Very small class size (4 to 8 students)
- Excellent, accredited faculty
- Structured, quiet learning environment
The dyslexic's ability to process language is different. By reteaching the structure of the English language, students gain a clear understanding of language rules, from basic phonetics to sophisticated concepts of word structures and derivations.
Why Accommodations Matter at Greenhills
Greenhills School offers a multitude of classroom accommodations These allow students to be successful in their classes from the start. Greenhills does not "water down" curriculum, rather we alter the way it is delivered.
- Multisensory Instruction throughout the Curriculum
The kinesthetic sense (writing) is often the strongest, most effective learning channel. Seeing, hearing and writing are used simultaneously in all instruction for maximum learning.
- Course concepts are taught orally with guided discussion
- Teachers read text aloud to students
- Teacher-made educational games for drills
- Reduced number of written assignments
- Extended time for tests, as well as test questions read aloud from student printed copy
- Test small quantities of material weekly and biweekly
- No penalty for spelling errors in written in-class work
- Reduced amount of copying from blackboard
The Gifts of Dyslexia
Dyslexic students are often blessed with many special talents - spacial acuity, artistic ability, musical talents and inter and interpersonal relationship strengths.
Did you know these famous people are dyslexic?
Alexander Graham Bell
John F. Kennedy
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Greenhills School Testimonials
"I am extremely thankful for being introduced to Greenhills School. Our son Chris was diagnosed with dyslexia in second grade and his self-esteem was suffering although we knew he was bright. Greenhills faculty worked with him, focused on his strengths and renewed his confidence."
Mr. and Mrs. William Rodgers, Pilot Mountain, NC
"We feel blessed that Rebecca Fulton, Ph.D. recommended Greenhills School for our daughter who attended Greenhills from third to seventh grades and is now graduating from Western Carolina University."
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Dowd, East Bend, NC
"The teachers make it fun and teach me in ways that help me to learn. School is great--it's not torture anymore."
Bryce Larison, age 10
"I don't know where we would be without Greenhills. Both of my sons are reading and love to go to school."
Mrs. Cindy Ginther
Small Class Size at Greenhills
Greenhills average class size is just six students. With a small class size, teachers are able to individualize instruction in ways not possible in larger classrooms.
Accreditations & Memberships
- IMSLEC accredited Teacher Education Program (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council)
- Accreditation by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE)as a language training site for the Associate Level membership
- Program approved by the Division of Exceptional Children, NC Department of Public Instruction for Specific Learning Disabilities ( Reapply when reopened )
- Provisional member of The North Carolina Association of Independent Schools; Associate Member of The Southern Association of Independent Schools; ( Reapply when reopened )
- Member of the International Dyslexia Association, The North Carolina International Dyslexia Association, Learning Disabilities Association of America, Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina.
Marjory Roth, Head of School 1360 Lyndale Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Phone: 336-924-4908 Fax: 336-924-8081 Email: Greenhills@windstream.net
Greenhills is located off of Robinhood Road just west of Meadowlark and The Village at Robinhood Shopping Center past Olivet Church Road on Lyndale Drive. It is two blocks south on Lyndale just north of Brookberry Farms Development. There are 6 acres of land in a pastoral setting with 2 buildings, a soccer field, a nature trail and lots of flora and fauna.
For More Information on Greenhills School
We have a nice Greenhills Brochure that has lots of pictures and more information. Also we have another Greenhills website called GreenhillsSchool.ws. Please visit these for more information on Greenhills School.