The Elementary School

The school has been suspended for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • A Classic Orton-Gillingham lesson to remediate reading, written expression, and spelling is a daily class every morning. Four students or less make up the groups which are homogeneous for phoneme knowledge.
  • English classes use multisensory teaching strategies with hand motions and manipulatives to offer concrete representation of grammar and written expression structure.
  • Written expression is a strong focus of the English classes. It is taught by breaking down the writing process into small steps with students keyboarding their writing.
  • Contemporary classic children's literature is read aloud to students for enjoyment and to teach literary analysis of the setting, characters, and plot.
  • Science classes are hands-on with clay models and craft sticks made to make concrete the scientific knowledge.
  • Social Studies classes use time lines, collages, role plays, clay models, posters, and schematic drawings to involve the students in multisensory learning.
  • Physical Education class meets daily for aerobics, stretching, skill building, and sports such as tag football, kickball, soccer, basketball, and track.
  • Art and computer classes meet on alternate days. Visual arts are stressed with a variety of drawing, sketching, painting, and crafts. Keyboarding, spreadsheet and data base are taught in computer classes.
  • Please visit the main Greenhills School website at

Orton-Gillingham Workshop An Orton Lesson

Putting the Plan into action


"Greenhills gave our daughter the nurturing and academic foundation, which allowed her to follow her dream."

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Zabel, Winston-Salem, NC

"Thank you, Mrs. Roth, for teaching me to read."

Daniel Hammon, Graduate, Brevard College, Brevard, NC