Newton Learning Center celebrates 10th anniversary with public open house


For immediate release: September 6, 2018


Newton Learning Center celebrates 10th anniversary with public open house

School empowers students with special needs


RENO, Nev – Newton Learning Center celebrates 10 years of providing educational programs tailored to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder with an open house featuring food from Liberty Food & Wine Exchange, music by Hick’ry Switch, tours of the school, a bounce house, yard games and a raffle for four 1-day Disneyland Park Hopper passes Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4-7 p.m. at its campus located at 4895 Village Green Parkway in Reno. The event is free and open to families looking for alternatives to traditional education.


The private northwest Reno school, licensed with the Nevada Department of Education for grades 1-12, significantly lowered its tuition for the 2018-2019 school year, in an effort to serve more northern Nevada families.


“Our board of directors took the initiative to offer a price that would serve a broader range of people needing our services,” Tara Bevington, executive director for Second Start Learning Disabilities Programs Inc., which operates Newton Learning Center, said. “This year we are offering a monthly tuition of $850 and we hope this will allow more students to benefit from our programs.”


Rebecca Larrieu, school director for Newton Learning Center, said their program features a low student to staff ratio for students who need a program tailored to their educational needs such as social emotional learning and individual academics, assistance developing problem-solving skills and social concepts or who struggle in their current academic setting.


“We are excited to celebrate the achievements of our students, staff and school,” Larrieu said. “We also want to share our programs with prospective families and the community to let them know they have a choice for their educational needs. And, with a new lower tuition, we hope to serve more students with ASD.”


Larrieu said NLC is not a traditional school.


“We want our community to know that options for their loved ones do exist,” Larrieu said. “We are here to do what we do best and that is to empower students with special needs.”


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Photo cutline: Newton Learning Center teacher and student working on an art project. The school celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4-7 p.m. with an open house at its campus located at 4895 Village Green Parkway.



About Newton Learning Center: Newton Learning Center is a private school in northwest Reno, founded in 2008, providing an individualized approach for students with social-cognitive disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. The school is one of four schools operated by Second Start Learning Disability Programs Inc. and the only one in Nevada. Newton Learning Center San Jose, Pine Hill School San Jose and Pine Hill School Marina are in California.



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Rebecca “RJ” Larrieu | School Director

Newton Learning Center

(775) 358-0808




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