About ATG Learning Academy

ATG Learning Academy is a K-12 private school in the heart of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, serving students of all backgrounds and abilities since 2005.

We believe all students have the potential to become successful, confident learners when educators apply the right methods. At ATG, students who once struggled in a traditional school setting receive personal attention and individualized education plans that fit their unique learning needs.

Our Mission

We strive to clear a path for students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to pursue academic success, gain independence, and contribute their unique gifts to our community and the world.


In 2005, educators from a tutoring center in Bucks County saw a need to improve educational opportunities for students with learning differences. ATG Learning Academy received its license in October of that year, and moved to its home in Warminster in 2007.

Over the next decade, the school’s academic offerings grew, and so did its student population. In early 2019, ATG moved to a historic schoolhouse in Chalfont, PA.


ATG Learning Academy is staffed with caring, qualified, experienced education professionals. Our teachers are certified in our core curriculum, as well as our specialty program offerings such as the Arrowsmith Program.

Kathleen Smookler
Jared Horsch
Administrative Officer

Jared Horsch graduated from Bucks County Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Allied Health.

Shelia Gavins
Director of Advancement

Shelia graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. She is also certified in the Arrowsmith program.

Ryan Torres

Ryan Torres, is a Kutztown University graduate. He teaches Arrowsmith and Wilson. He enjoys using his skills to ensure that ATG continues to help children with learning difference become lifelong learners. He has been at ATG since 2013.

Shelley Brownstein

Shelley is a Speech Language Pathologist licensed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She specializes in treating the areas of auditory processing and language learning deficits. Shelley believes strongly in the team process here at ATG Learning Academy and has been with us since 2007.

Candice Johnson
Julie Druzak

Julie is a graduate of Temple University and teaches Gym and Health for ATG Learning Academy.

Show Your Support

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ATG relies on the generous support of community members and organizations to serve more students in need of innovative educational programs and services.