Arlington Students - Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The Arlington School is a small private school located in Birmingham's historic Southside community. Founded in 1999 by Deborah Petitto, The Arlington School offers an alternative to the modern notion that the bigger a school is the better it is. Many students - both gifted students and those who struggle academically - find themselves lost in large public schools where sheer numbers make individual attention a rarity. At The Arlington School enrollment never exceeds thirty students. This school addresses many issues that are often ignored in the traditional educational system. Arlington provides a positive academic experience that is individualized and nurturing, allowing students, teachers, and parents to interact more easily. The school is staffed by flexible, professional educators who acknowledge individual learning differences and are able to adjust their teaching styles according to each student's strengths and weaknesses. Staff and administration at The Arlington School have created an environment where students look forward to learning and feel safe to be themselves.