Lower School

Learning Center

Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)

MTSS is defined as “the practice of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and applying child response data to important educational decisions” (Batsche et al., 2005). At Columbus Torah Academy, we believe that students should receive an individualized education in which their needs’ are being met on a personal level.  If a child is struggling in a subject area or outperforming their peers, teachers will ask to schedule a meeting with the MTSS team. At this meeting, our learning support teachers, principal, and school psychologist will develop a student support plan to meet the child’s needs. Once the plan has been developed, we will check in on the progress of the child in 6 weeks while collecting data to see if the research-based interventions are improving the academic skills of the child.

Learning Center Offerings

In the learning center we can provide services in the following areas:

Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Fluency Support

Orton Gillingham instruction



Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary

Leveled Literacy Intervention

Small Guided Reading Instruction


Small Guided Math Instruction

Go Math Intervention Support


Beyond Textbook Knowledge to Succeed 

Growth Mindset – Definition


Resent Posts

Head of School Message – Dateline June 2022

FINDING OUR TRUTH AND OUR WAY Message from Rabbi Avrohom Drandoff, Head of School For most of the summer months, each Shabbos we will be reading a Torah portion from sefer Bamidbar (The book of Numbers).  Towards the beginning of sefer Bamidbar the Torah...

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CTA Endowment Funds – Dateline June 2022

HIGHLIGHTING OUR ENDOWMENT FUNDS Each issue of Dateline will feature a highlight of one of our named Endowment Funds.  Comprised of 50 current funds and growing, the Endowment is a guarantee of the future legacy of the school.  Funds have been established by...

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Happenings Around Campus – Dateline June 2022

HAPPENINGS AROUND CAMPUS Carol Park Memorial:  Colleagues, students, and parents of Dr. Carol Park gathered for a dedication of a bench in the ampitheatre.  Thank you to the students and teachers who shared reflections of Dr. Park who had an impact on our...

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What showcases the school most are the impressive, thoughtful, and caring citizens that CTA produces.

Beth & Daryl Binksy, Parents of a 5th grader

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