The top administrator of the 40-year-old Tampa Day School for K-8 students -- many of whom have mild or moderate learning disabilities -- credits the school's longevity to a personalized approach to instruction. Class sizes are kept low, and students are placed at grade level and pulled out for extra help or accelerated learning as needed. "It's all about finding the best fit," she said. "We understand very much that kids have all kinds of learning styles."
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