PVCC offers the world-class Arrowsmith Program in Melbourne because we acknowledge that all students learn differently, and we believe in meeting the students where they are at.

The Arrowsmith Program is founded on neuroscientific research, helping students to strengthen the weak cognitive capacities underlying a range of learning difficulties. The Arrowsmith Program is international and offered at schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, North America, Asia and Spain.

For over 40 years, the Arrowsmith Program has been identifying, intervening and strengthening the weak cognitive capacities that affect individual students learning abilities. This enables Arrowsmith students to become confident, effective and independent learners for life.

While Arrowsmith is an alternative program, it runs in conjunction with mainstream education, and is targeted at students with learning difficulties in the areas of reading, visual memory, auditory memory, writing, mathematics, dyslexia, comprehension, non-verbal learning, logical reasoning, auditory processing, executive function and attention. Due to the nature of the program, Arrowsmith incurs additional fees. Please click here for a fee summary.

“I now find it much easier to write and much easier to copy things down. I can now understand concepts in math without much effort and apply them to problems. I am better at taking instructions and doing the job that needs to be done as it is supposed to be done. What I am most happy about is that before I could hardly read and now I can read almost anything! I can remember things I couldn’t remember and understand things I couldn’t understand before. I think that the Arrowsmith Program has really changed my life.”

– 15-year-old Victorian student in the Arrowsmith Program

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We see your child, their strengths and weakness, and we meet them where they are at.

We are on your side.

Known, loved, supported.

Hear what parents say about the Arrowsmith program