The Laura Elliman Patrick ’52 Academic Resource Center 

Staten Island Academy’s Patrick Academic Resource Center (PARC) mission is to support our learning community by ensuring that students pursue their goals of intellectual challenge, academic independence, and becoming lifelong learners. In collaboration with faculty and learning specialists, we seek to inform and guide our students to identify, understand, and implement effective strategies that will enable them to maximize their learning experience, respecting the diversity of their unique learning styles. We emphasize including different learning processes, focusing on the three major perceptual pathways of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic/tactile learning. Here, students identify how they learn and discover how to be self-advocates in achieving their academic goals.


  • We provide a fully integrated curriculum geared toward children with high IQs
  • Our customized approach provides services to children with dyslexia, dysgraphia, attention deficit, and anxiety
  • We provide emotional support through counseling
  • Our Orton-Gillingham-trained specialists are experts in language-based learning disabilities

Meet the Team