Independent schools around the U.S. and Canada that specialize in teaching students with learning disabilities.

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Northwest

The Academic Institute

  • Location: Bellevue, Washington
  • Website: www.academicinstitute.com
  • About the School: The Academic Institute is a private, accredited high school and middle school. It features small group classes (no more than 7 students per class), traditional academics, electives and distance learning classes. High school students earn credit for work and volunteer experiences on Fridays.

The Academy for Precision Learning

  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Website: www.aplschool.org
  • About the School: The Academy for Precision Learning is an independent general education school for students of all abilities from kindergarten through 8th grade. They offer direct, individualized instruction with a mission of inclusion for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to gauge competencies, track performance, and achieve measurable improvements.

Brightmont Academy

  • Locations: Arizona (Chandler, Deer Valley, Scottsdale)  |  Michigan (Birmingham, Northville)  |  Minnesota (Apple Valley, Plymouth) | Washington (Redmond, Sammamish, Seattle)
  • Website: www.brightmontacademy.com
  • About the School: Brightmont provides one-to-one instruction to individualize learning pace, style, and goals. Students can enroll in a customized academic program on a flexible schedule and start any time of year. Brightmont also offers courses for credit, tutoring for grades 3-12, test preparation, and college and career assessment.

Brock's Academy (formerly Northwest Academy)

  • Location: Woodinville, Washington
  • Website: www.brocksacademy.com
  • About the School: Brock's Academy is an in-home school that consists of students with a variety of learning disabilities including writing, reading, math, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalcia, and Asperger Syndrome. They also work with individuals with depression and anxiety and specialize in gifted students who have the opportunity to accelerate their education.

Dartmoor School

  • Location: Bellevue, Washington
  • Website: www.dartmoorschool.org
  • About the School: Dartmoor is an accredited, year-round, open enrollment one-to-one private school with four campuses in the Puget Sound area serving grades 1-12.

Hamlin Robinson School

  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Website: www.hamlinrobinson.org
  • About the School: Hamlin Robinson School is an independent, non-profit, accredited, state-approved, elementary and middle day school. They have specially trained teachers to help students discover the joy of learning, build positive self-esteem, and explore their full creative potential while preparing them to return successfully to conventional classrooms.

Morningside Academy

  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Website: www.MorningsideAcademy.org
  • About the School: Morningside Academy is a laboratory that has helped more than 20,000 elementary and middle school students to date. Morningside provides struggling learners the opportunity to catch up, get ahead, and reach their potential. Extensive assessments and research-based methods with proven results are utilized in our unique program.

New Horizon School

  • Location: Renton, Washington
  • Website: www.new-horizon-school.org
  • About the School: New Horizon School provides a personalized learning environment essential for students with learning disabilities, attention deficits, and other learning differences.

Park Academy

  • Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Website: www.parkacademy.org
  • About the School: Students come from all over the Portland metropolitan area and represent a variety of abilities, skills, and learning styles. The reading curriculum is developed around the research based Barton Reading & Spelling System. This multi-sensory approach reaches students learning differences by addressing auditory, visual, and kinesthetic modalities.

St. Christopher Academy

  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Website: www.stchristopheracademy.com
  • About the School: St. Christopher Academy offers students with learning differences a school established especially for them. Their program is specifically oriented toward provision of an environment where the student can learn at his or her own pace without frustration. They promote the development of a positive self-image in each student.

The Storybook Center

  • Location: Redmond, Washington
  • About the School: The Storybook Center is a preschool and tutoring center serving children from birth to 5 years of age. They focus on creatively shaping children's early language and literacy skills by means of their unique storybook-based curriculum. They also provide assessments, speech therapy, and training for parents and community members.

Southwest

Assets School

  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Website: www.assets-school.net
  • About the School: Assets School specializes in serving children and young people from 5 to 18 years of age whose capability is greater than their achievement and those who are in need of acceleration and enrichment. Counseling and behavior management are central to an Assets education and are integrated into all programs.

Athena Academy

  • Location: Palo Alto, California
  • Website: www.athenaacademy.org
  • About the School: Advances in neuroscience have shown notable brain differences between children with dyslexia and those without it, leading to the development and implementation of teaching methods that not only remediate dyslexic weaknesses, but also build on the unique strengths of these primarily visual-spatial learners.

Brightmont Academy

  • Locations: Arizona (Chandler, Deer Valley, Scottsdale)  |   Michigan (Birmingham, Northville)  |  Minnesota (Apple Valley, Plymouth)  |  Washington (Redmond, Sammamish, Seattle)
  • Website: www.brightmontacademy.com
  • About the School: Brightmont provides one-to-one instruction to individualize learning pace, style, and goals. Students can enroll in a customized academic program on a flexible schedule and start any time of year. Brightmont also offers courses for credit, tutoring for grades 3-12, test preparation, and college and career assessment.

Charles Armstrong School

  • Location: Belmont, California
  • Website: www.charlesarmstrong.org
  • About the School: Their 360 Approach looks at every aspect of a child’s development to provide them the tools and skills to become both successful learners and successful people. Along with academics, they teach cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth as well as resiliency to encourage children to explore their passions.

Chartwell School

  • Location: Seaside, California
  • Website: www.chartwell.org
  • About the School: Chartwell School empowers bright students with language-based learning differences, including dyslexia. We do this in grades K-12 by offering them the knowledge, creativity, and skills in self advocacy and perseverance needed to thrive in college and beyond.

Compass High School

  • Location: San Mateo, California
  • Website: www.compasshigh.org
  • About the School: Compass offers a college preparatory program based on the California content standards with accommodations and modifications tailored to each student to ensure mastery of content. Their Essential Skills Program (ESP) provides research-based, targeted support for the development of skills in reading, composition, math, social competence, learning strategies and life/vocational preparedness.

Denver Academy

  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Website: www.denveracademy.org
  • About the School: Nationally recognized as an innovative leader in the field of education, Denver Academy is a co-educational, independent day school serving diverse learners in grades 1 through 12.

Frostig School

  • Location: Pasadena, California
  • Website: www.frostig.org
  • About the School: Frostig School offers a rich blend of academics, arts and athletics to children in grades 1-12 who have learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and other learning challenges. Teachers are credentialed, students work from laptops or iPads and everyone enjoys a a low student to teacher ratio of 6:1.

Fusion Academy

  • Location: San Diego and Los Angeles, California
  • Website: www.fusionacademy.com
  • About the School: Fusion is a private, alternative school and comprehensive after-school program specializing in helping students with individualized needs through a unique approach to learning and life. The school is available for students in grades 6 through 12 and has a one-to-one student to teacher ratio, flexible scheduling, arts and music programs.

Havern School

  • Location: Littleton, Colorado
  • Website: www.havernschool.org
  • About the School: Havern School provides a program for elementary and middle school students with diagnosed learning disabilities and provides a comprehensive program with master teachers, occupational therapists, and speech/language. It is a nationally recognized community working together to address the individual academic, social and emotional needs of its students.

Hillside School

  • Location: Boulder, Colorado
  • Website: www.hillsidelearning.org
  • About the School: Hillside School provides individualized, evidenced-based instruction in a half-day program for first through ninth grade students with learning differences. Small classroom ratios combined with successful teaching strategies enables students to make measurable gains. Through this program, individuals develop confidence to reach their potential and become successful learners.

The Laurel School

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Website: www.thelaurelschool.com
  • About the School: The Laurel School teaches kindergarten to eighth grade. They believe that the key to academic, social and emotional growth is to recognize the whole child by using specific strategies to nurture achievement. Students develop at their own pace, accelerating or focusing on a subject as their ability dictates.

Lexis Preparatory School

  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Website: www.lexisprep.com
  • About the School: Lexis Preparatory School’s base curriculum emphasizes individualized instruction in core subjects, including science, social studies, physical education and the arts. Carefully researched supplemental materials utilized to accommodate a wide variety of learning styles. Their material reflects the traditional school curriculum but in a manner that resonates with students.

New Way Academy

  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Website: newwayacademy.org
  • About the School: New Way Academy takes a special approach to supporting students with learning differences. They consider students' unique needs and strengths as they develop Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), utilize multi-sensory teaching techniques, create small classes, and much more to help students tackle learning challenges while celebrating learning successes.

On-Track Academy

  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Website: ontrackacademy.com
  • About the School: OTA is a private day school primarily for elementary and middle school students with learning differences. We boast small classes, daily one-on-one tutoring (for remediation or enrichment), regular field trips to reinforce learning & social skills, on-site speech/language and occupational therapies, and executive function skills instruction across the curriculum.

Pacific Point Academy and Learning Center

  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Website: www.pacificpointacademy.com
  • About the School: Pacific Point aims to help students with unique learning differences through their full day academic program and hourly educational therapy for those attending other Westside schools. Their highly trained team of teachers, therapists, and speech and language pathologists provide 1:1 intervention within the context of a traditional classroom day.

Park Century School

  • Location: Culver City, California
  • Website: www.parkcenturyschool.org
  • About the School: Park Century School empowers bright children with learning differences to reach their academic and personal potential. Students flourish within our individualized, evidence-based curriculum and supportive environment. In collaboration with their families, the school inspires students to develop into resilient self-advocates and builds a foundation for lifelong achievement.

The Prentice School

  • Location: Santa Ana, California
  • Website: www.prentice.org
  • About the School: Prentice combines specialized instruction, individualized yet challenging curriculum, and caring staff to create a nurturing learning environment for bright, creative students. Prentice continues to be the only school of its kind to provide the finest standards and research based solution for bright students pre-k through 8th grade who learn differently.

Raskob Learning Institute

  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Website: www.raskobinstitute.org
  • About the School: Raskob is a non-profit school that serves children with learning disabilities in grades 2–8. Raskob includes programs that provide evaluations to help identify learning disabilities in children and adults as well as a reading clinic to help young students who struggle with reading.

Renaissance School

  • Location: San Pedro, California
  • Website: www.renaissancesas.org
  • About the School: Renaissance is a school for students in grades 5-12. Students are bright, college bound individuals who benefit from a diverse learning environment fostering organizational skills. Their "process driven" curriculum allows students to succeed in school and increase in self-esteem in order to propel them into their highest potential.

Sand Hill School

  • Location: Palo Alto, California
  • Website: www.sandhillschool.org
  • About the School: At Sand Hill, K-6 children connect with teams of expert teachers, education specialists and clinical staff who deliver the most effective and personalized teaching methods for language-based learning differences. As a result, students build confidence and acquire the skills and resiliency they need for home, school and life.

Sterne School

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Website: www.sterneschool.org
  • About the School: Sterne School is committed to providing an individualized, customized learning environment for 6th-12th grade students. It focuses on growing their strengths and identifying areas for development to guide them on a path to success. Their 6:1 ratio allows faculty to fully engage and help students learn, discover, and achieve.

Westmark School

  • Location: Encino, California
  • Website: www.westmarkschool.org
  • About the School: Westmark’s exceptional multi-modal, research-based pedagogy differentiates instruction based on student need and allows children to discover not only their personal academic style but their strengths and areas of need as well. Using state-of-the-art technology and facilities designed with their learners in mind, their distinguished faculty provides individualized instruction.

Midwest

Acacia Academy

  • Location: La Grange Highlands, Illinois
  • Website: www.acaciaacademy.com
  • About the School: Acacia is a year-round accredited, private school for grades 1-12 and offers Transition Programs for ages 18-22. Offering a variety of year-round and summer programs designed to meet each student's learning objectives in terms of his/her learning capabilities, Acacia Academy is AdvancED accredited and located in the La Grange, Illinois area.

Ann Arbor Academy

  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Website: www.annarboracademy.org
  • About the School: The Academy was started in 1997 by the partnership of a determined mother and special education teacher. Since then, it has grown to focus on remediation and strengthening of processing skills. The Academy’s fine and performing arts program balanced with academics provides students the opportunity to pursue their own passions.

Brehm Preparatory School

  • Location: Carbondale, Illinois
  • Website: www.brehm.org
  • About the School: Brehm was founded in 1982 and the curriculum is based on cross-curriculum competencies: acquiring information, communicating, reasoning, self-management, and using technology. Brehm also offers an annual international trip, a spring play, student council, prom, and sporting teams.

Brightmont Academy

  • Locations: Arizona (Chandler, Deer Valley, Scottsdale)  |  Michigan (Birmingham, Northville)  |  Minnesota (Apple Valley, Plymouth)  |  Washington (Redmond, Sammamish, Seattle)
  • Website: www.brightmontacademy.com
  • About the School: Brightmont provides one-to-one instruction to individualize learning pace, style, and goals. Students can enroll in a customized academic program on a flexible schedule and start any time of year. Brightmont also offers courses for credit, tutoring for grades 3-12, test preparation, and college and career assessment.

The Cove School

  • Location: Northbrook, Illinois
  • Website: www.coveschool.org
  • About the School: The Cove School serves students K-12 with complex learning disabilities. Its purpose is to provide customized learning strategies and facilitate the development of social, emotional and self-advocacy skills. Small classes and one-on-one support in a safe and respectful environment contribute greatly to each student’s success.

Eton Academy

  • Location: Birmingham, Michigan
  • Website: www.etonacademy.org
  • About the School: Eton Academy is a nationally awarded school for students with attention, reading, and other learning challenges in grades 1-12. Teachers assess students’ progress and alter instruction on an ongoing basis and use different modalities of teaching, including systematic, direct, hands-on, experimental, multi-sensory, cumulative, sequential, and cross-curricular.

Fortune Academy (formerly the Hutson School)

  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Website: www.thefortuneacademy.org
  • About the School: By providing a rich, multisensory, structured educational experience, Fortune allows students to gain confidence in their learning. In addition to academics, the school is dedicated to providing extracurricular activities through their athletic and drama programs. Fortune is the only Indiana school accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Groves Academy

  • Location: St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Website: grovesacademy.org
  • About the School: Groves Academy is the leading school for students with learning disabilities and attention disorders as well as a center for literacy instruction, education and advocacy in the state of Minnesota. Groves enrolls 250 students and through its Community Outreach arm, it impacts the lives of more than 5,000 a year.

Hyde Park Day School

  • Location: Chicago and Northfield, Illinois
  • Website: www.hydeparkday.org
  • About the School: This full day school program offers a specialized, educational curriculum for students, ages 6-15, with moderate to severe learning disabilities. Students will develop a positive attitude towards school and an enthusiasm for learning as well as academic and social skills necessary for a successful transition back to their home school.

KORE Academy

  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Website: www.koreacademy.org
  • About the School: KORE Academy is a coed, private school that serves 30 students in grades K-12. Multisensory teaching addresses differences in student’s learning styles, and expectations are individualized; in order to be fair, students must be treated differently.

Lake Michigan Academy

  • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Website: www.mylma.org
  • About the School: Lake Michigan Academy has been helping students with learning disabilities in grades 1-12 since 1985. Their small class sizes and differentiated teaching helps students develop their strengths, build self-esteem, and become independent learners. It has a success-oriented curriculum that focuses on the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.

The Leelanau School

  • Location: Glen Arbor, Michigan
  • Website: www.leelanau.org
  • About the School: For over 80 years, the Leelanau School has challenged high school students to reach beyond their potential in every aspect of their lives. They offer a rigorous college prep curriculum using multi-sensory and strength-based methodologies.

Summit Academy

  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Website: www.summit-academy.org
  • About the School: Summit Academy of Greater Lousiville provides a nurturing educational environment for children with learning differences, in which each child’s academic achievement comes to reflect his or her potential.

Walbridge School

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Website: www.walbridgeschool.org
  • Description: Walbridge is a small learning community of approximately 35-40 students, grades 2-12. It focuses on individualizing learning for students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, ADD, Dyscalcula, anxiety and Non-verbal Learning Disorder. The Walbridge staff uses the Orton-Gillingham based curriculum and multi-sensory techniques to help students maximize their learning.

Wolcott School

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Website: wolcottschool.org
  • About the School: Wolcott School offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum specifically designed for the success of students with learning differences. The curriculum, grades nine through twelve, is aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards and Common Core, and meets and exceeds the requirements of the State of Illinois and traditional public schools.<

Worthmore Academy

  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Website: www.worthmoreacademy.org
  • About the School: Worthmore's goal is to help each child return to a traditional academic setting within one to two years. Its primary commitment is that each child leaves feeling more worthy than when they arrived. The program uses a structured multimodal method of teaching and is ungraded with each student working at his/her ability level.

South Central

The Brighton School

  • Locations: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Website: www.thebrightonschool.org
  • About the School: The Brighton School is the only K-12 school in Louisiana dedicated solely to the instruction of children with dyslexia and dyslexia-related learning differences. They are a non-profit, independent school committed to helping students learn to recognize their differences as a gift that will facilitate, rather than hinder, their success.

Churchill Center

  • Locations: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Website: www.churchillstl.org
  • About the School: Churchill is committed to helping children with learning disabilities become academically successful with proper educational help. Their intense remedial program is structured to help individuals return to a traditional classroom in the shortest time possible. Churchill alumni pursue successful careers as attorneys, engineers, teachers (including Churchill teachers), and more!

Hill School

  • Locations: Fort Worth and Grapevine, Texas
  • Website: www.hillschool.org
  • About the School: Hill is a college preparatory, full-service school for bright students who learn differently. Their exceptional faculty emphasizes intensive small-group instruction in core subject areas to ensure all students have the opportunity to reach their potential. Their students explore interests through athletics, fine arts, and a variety of community involvement activities.

Horizon Academy

  • Location: Roeland Park, Kansas
  • Website: www.horizon-academy.org
  • About the School: Horizon is the only private, fully accredited school for students with learning disabilities in the Kansas City area. Their experienced staff uses cutting-edge, multi-sensory methods designed to help students succeed. Many students who have transitioned from Horizon are now on the honor roll, graduating from college, or holding professional jobs.

Newfound School

  • Location: Carrollton, Texas
  • Website: www.newfoundschool.com
  • About the School: Newfound is a small private school for children in grades K through 12 who have learning and/or behavioral challenges, such as autism, Aspergers Syndrome, PDD, bipoloar disorder, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, Fragile X, special medical needs or other learning disabilities. They help students develop through "hands-on" learning in a bully-free atmosphere.

Odyssey School

  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Website: www.odysseyschool.com
  • About the School: They see possibility, not disability. Students with learning disabilities so often become the "silent majority" in large classrooms; they believe in giving them a voice. They believe in the long-term benefits of self-advocacy, of perseverance, of self-esteem. At Odyssey, they help their students realize what limitless gifts they have.

The Parish School

  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Website: www.parishschool.org
  • About the School: The Parish School offers a program for children with average to above average learning potential with communication and learning differences. Founded by speech-language pathologist Robbin Parish in 1983, it was the first school in Texas to combine early childhood education, speech language pathology, and learning disabilities into an integrated program.

Rawson Saunders School

  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Website: www.rawsonsaunders.org
  • About the School: Rawson Saunders is the only full-curriculum school in Central Texas exclusively for students with dyslexia and is recognized nationally as a leader in innovative teaching methods tailored specifically to the dyslexic community. It provides individualized, multisensory, research-driven instruction within small class sizes, daily Academic Language Therapy, and a strong curriculum.

Shelton School

  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Website: www.shelton.org
  • About the School: Shelton uses education, evaluation, therapy, research, and outreach in its vision. Shelton also focuses on emotional literacy in the classroom that leads to increased awareness of the emotions between students and teachers, creating a comforting and respectful environment in the classroom.

Vanguard Preparatory School

  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Website: www.vanguardprepschool.com
  • About the School: Since opening in 1993, Vanguard has served children with special social, emotional and learning needs by providing a therapeutic program and focused instruction for each individual child. Children with autism spectrum disorders and other neurological issues find a caring environment at Vanguard. The school welcomes students from pre-kindergarten-12th grade.

The Winston School San Antonio

  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Website: www.winston-sa.org
  • About the School: The Winston School San Antonio hopes to provide an academic setting in which each student may learn in an age-appropriate program that focuses on applying students' strengths to address variations in learning. It strives to create a school atmosphere that fosters mutual respect, self-confidence, psychological support, and acceptance of differences.

Northeast

Barnstable Academy

  • Location: Oakland, New Jersey
  • Website: www.barnstableacademy.com
  • About the School: Barnstable offers support and direction to students from middle school through high school, and then directs students to a college, university, or other continuing education setting where they can continue to succeed.

Ben Bronz Academy

  • Location: West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Website: www.benbronzacademy.org
  • About the School: Ben Bronz Academy offers a full-time State of Connecticut Approved Private Special Education Program for students in grades 2-12. The foundation of its teaching is metacognition, a methodology that helps students become aware of their thought processes and the language they use in developing problem solving strategies.

The Bridge Academy

  • Location: Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Website: www.banj.org
  • About the School: The school serves students of average or higher intellectual potential who have language-based learning disabilities and do not have behavioral issues as their primary handicapping condition. When students do experience behavioral issues, they will be addressed through positive reinforcement and counseling services.

Cambridge School

  • Location: Pennington, New Jersey
  • Website: www.thecambridgeschool.org
  • About the School: Cambridge is a small school where teaching, learning and personal relationships are paramount. Their curriculum develops specific academic skills, builds a foundation of knowledge on those skills and stimulates intellectual curiosity.

The Carroll School

  • Location: Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • Website: www.carrollschool.org
  • About the School: The history of The Carroll School dates back to 1967 when Dr. Edwin Cole and a small group of concerned individuals founded a special school for children with language-based learning differences. Today, Carroll is a thriving community helping students to value their differences and remediate their learning difficulties.

The Craig School

  • Location: Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
  • Website: www.craigschool.org
  • About the School: Founded in 1980, The Craig School is an independent, non-profit school responding to the needs of students in 3rd through 12th grades who have diagnosed learning disabilities or difficulty succeeding in a traditional classroom setting.

Eagle Hill School—Greenwich

  • Location: Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Website: www.eaglehillschool.org
  • About the School: Eagle Hill School helps children with language-based learning disabilities acquire the academic and social skills necessary for transition to a traditional learning environment. Approximately 252 students, ages 6-16, enjoy an educational experience that is skills rather than grade-driven. Small classrooms ensure that each child receives an extraordinarily customized education.

Eagle Hill School—Hardwick

  • Location: Hardwick, Massachusetts
  • Website: www.ehs1.org
  • About the School: Eagle Hill School believes that every student can learn; that every person who interacts with a student is a teacher; that learning differently demands teaching differently; and much more.

Eagle Hill School—Southport

  • Location: Southport, Connecticut
  • Website: www.eaglehillsouthport.org
  • About the School: Eagle Hill—Southport teaches kids aged 6-14 in six different subject areas to develop reading, writing, spelling, and math. Small class sizes help students get the individual attention they need to succeed. They also offer a variety of extra-curricular activities to complement academics and promote students’ interests and talents.

Forman School

  • Location: Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Website: www.formanschool.org
  • About the School: Forman is a dynamic community where students learn to recognize their own merit and develop an appreciation for challenges as opportunities. Faculty nurtures growth and a love of learning in a culture of caring. A Forman education provides the foundation for a lifetime of personal achievement and service to others.

The Gow School

  • Location: South Wales, New York
  • Website: www.gow.org
  • About the School: The non-negotiable pillars at Gow are kindness, respect, honesty, and hard work. Students at The Gow School learn to set goals, improve intellectual ability, value health and cooperation, enjoy the arts, contribute to the community, value others, and to resolve problems in the social and natural environment.

The Greenwood School

  • Location: Putney, Vermont
  • Website: www.greenwood.org
  • About the School: Greenwood is a boarding and day school for young men in grades 6-12. Their individualized program has empowered bright and talented students diagnosed with language-based learning differences, dyscalculia, ADHD, and/or weaknesses in executive functioning with the skills necessary to bridge the gap between their outstanding promise and present abilities.

The Hamilton School at Wheeler

  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Website: www.wheelerschool.org/hamilton
  • About the School: The Hamilton School at Wheeler is a unique place, a "school-within-a-school" contained within The Wheeler School in Providence, RI. Hamilton has a lower division for students in grades 1-5 and a middle school division for students in grades 6-8. Class size ranges from 5-11 students, depending on grade level.

Hope Graham Program at Bancroft School

  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Website: www.bancroftschool.org/hgp
  • About the School: Bancroft School is an independent, coeducational, Pre-K–12, college-preparatory day school providing a comprehensive, caring, curricular and extracurricular program designed for individuals diagnosed with language-based learning differences in Grades 1-8. The multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham methodology forms the foundation of the HGP curriculum with expert teachers teaching small, focused classes.

The Kildonan School

  • Location: Amenia, New York
  • Website: www.kildonan.org
  • About the School: Kildonan's core one-to-one Orton-Gillingham tutorials, small class sizes, multisensory instruction, and programming that elicits student strengths and builds self-esteem, are all important ingredients of empowering students with dyslexia to reach their academic potential and equip them for future success.

Landmark School

  • Location: Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Website: www.landmarkschool.org
  • About the School: Landmark was founded by Charles “Chad” Drake with the goal of educating students whose reading, writing, spelling, and mathematical skills did not match their thinking and problem-solving capacities. Today, Landmark is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of language-based learning disabilities.

The Lewis School

  • Location: Princeton, New Jersey
  • Website: www.lewisschool.org
  • About the School: All skills are taught using a multi-sensory, sequential approach. Each student begins the day by studying the mechanics of language, adapted appropriately for the student's age and current level of ability. This includes reading, writing, spelling, listening comprehension, auditory sequencing, active working memory, visual-motor discrimination, and decoding and encoding skills.

Maplebrook School

  • Location: Amenia, New York
  • Website: www.maplebrookschool.org
  • About the School: Maplebrook is a coeducational boarding and day school for children with learning disabilities. Maplebrook is dedicated to enriching students’ academic, athletic, and artistic skills in addition to helping children grow in character.

The Newgrange School

  • Location: Hamilton, New Jersey
  • Website: www.thenewgrange.org
  • About the School: Newgrange is a nonprofit educational institution with over 30 years experience providing learning opportunities to students with learning and related differences. Under the leadership of Dr. Gordon Sherman, Executive Director, Newgrange is an internationally known and respected educational institution for people with learning disabilities.

Orchard Friends School

  • Location: Riverton, New Jersey
  • Website: www.orchardfriends.org
  • About the School: Orchard Friends School was founded in 1999 to serve students who learn differently. They provide a safe, nurturing community and multidimensional instructional program, an ideal environment in which to learn. Along with educating their students, they also strive to foster connections between the school and the community.

Trinity-Pawling School

  • Location: Pawling, New York
  • Website: www.trinitypawling.org
  • About the School: Trinity-Pawling is an all-boys school that values integrity, tradition, and community in its education of young boys. The vision of Trinity-Pawling school is to not only bring those values to boys’ lives, but to create a diverse and engaging learning community for the boys.

Vincent Smith School

  • Location: Port Washington, New York
  • Website: www.vincentsmithschool.org
  • About the School: Success begins at Long Island’s premier school that addresses the needs of students with learning disabilities (LD) such as ADD/ADHD, LD (Dyslexia/Dyscalculia/Dysgraphia), Nonverbal LD, Auditory Processing Disorder, and Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders. They provide differentiated structured instruction, small, supportive classes, college & career counseling, and a unique Social Cognition Program.

Winston Preparatory School

New York, New York
Norwalk, Connecticut
Whippany, New Jersey

Winston Preparatory School is an innovative day school for students in the 2nd through 12th grade with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties. We do this through a process that understands each student, individualizes a program to meet their needs and that builds a powerful sense of community. We call this process the Continuous Feedback System. This system is designed to deeply understand each student’s specific learning profile including their strengths and potential. Come to an open house and learn more about our educational philosophy and tour our school.

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The Wolf School

  • Location: East Providence, Rhode Island
  • Website: www.thewolfschool.org
  • About the School: Founded in 1999, The Wolf School provides an education to students with who are more complex learners with multiple learning differences. The Wolf School educates up to fifty students in grades 1 through 8.

Mid-Atlantic

AIM Academy

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

AIM Academy is a Grade 1-12, independent, college-preparatory school for children with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. In addition to providing a quality education for students, the AIM Institute for Learning & Research provides a range of professional development opportunities for educators and has trained over 4500 teachers from the United States as well many from South Africa, New Zealand, and Qatar. AIM’s professional learning models and instructional frameworks are based in solid theoretical models including the Simple View and Hollis Scarborough’s Reading Rope and align with IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

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Benchmark School

  • Location: Media, Pennsylvania
  • Website: www.benchmarkschool.org
  • About the School: Benchmark provides individualized instruction for grades 1-8 who may have dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing difficulties, ADD/ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, or language-based learning differences. They strive to create a supportive environment that reflects an understanding and appreciation of who the students are as individuals and builds on their strengths.

Center School

  • Location: Abington, Pennsylvania
  • Website: centerschoolpa.org
  • About the School: Center School teaches children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, auditory processing disorders, and executive function issues, using proven techniques such as the Orton-Gillingham method. Center School’s outstanding track record points to improved reading and academics, an enhanced sense of self-awareness, and a warm, inviting environment for learning.

Chelsea School

  • Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Website: chelseaschool.edu
  • About the School: The Chelsea School's world-class staff of educators works on the cutting edge of special education research/methodology. It is the program model of Chelsea School to take every child beyond functional literacy and into a world where literacy is used to enhance one’s own life and the lives of others.

Delaware Valley Friends School

  • Location: Paoli, Pennsylvania
  • Website: www.dvfs.org
  • About the School: Delaware Valley Friends School is a co-ed, college preparatory school with a rich, research-based curriculum for students from grades 5–12 with learning differences. In keeping with Quaker beliefs and values, the School fosters a desire to learn, a spirit of creativity, a strong sense of self-worth, and respect for others.

The Hillside School

  • Location: Macungie, Pennsylvania
  • Website: hillsideschool.org
  • About the School: The Hillside School is dedicated to educating children diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities. Their small class sizes and multi-sensory techniques combined with their professional staff, knowledgeable and experienced teachers, caring parents, and energetic students make The Hillside School an ideal place for learning.

The Janus School

  • Location: Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
  • Website: www.TheJanusSchool.org
  • About the School: The Janus School is a non-profit, accredited, independent K-12 day school empowering students to explore their own learning styles and educational and life goals. Combining an excellent academic and experiential program with a brain-based and collaborative approach helps to build confidence, self-awareness, and independence.

Jemicy School

  • Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
  • Website: www.jemicyschool.org
  • About the School: Jemicy provides an individualized, flexible, and challenging education for college-bound students. They teach using visual, kinesthetic, auditory, and tactile approaches and use coordinated multisensory activities and cross-curricular lessons to enhance learning. Jemicy also considers the use of technology to be of great value in the classroom.

The Kingsbury Center and Day School

  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Website: www.kingsbury.org
  • About the School: The Kingsbury Center provides a transformative educational and social experience for children and adults with learning differences. They combine 21st century academics, technology, and differentiated learning strategies to create individualized curriculum. Their psychological, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy departments are inclusive as necessary in each individual program.

The Lab School

  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Website: www.labschool.org
  • About the School: Throughout the education field, Lab is regarded as a leader. The first school of its kind in the nation, Lab is known worldwide for transforming lives and guiding students on the path toward success.

Lawrence School

  • Location: Cleveland/Akron, Ohio
  • Website: www.lawrenceschool.org
  • About the School: Lawrence School is an independent school serving K-12 students with language-based learning differences (such as dyslexia) and attention deficit disorders. Hallmarks of the Lawrence program include small class sizes, personalized attention, assistive technology, and research-based instructional methods.

Marburn Academy

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Website: www.marburnacademy.org
  • About the School: Marburn Academy aims to provide the finest schooling for students with learning differences by employing instructional designs neurologically matched to the learning needs of their students. Their commitment to this effort has resulted in a substantial list of more effective teaching methods for those with learning differences in Central Ohio.

Oakland School

  • Location: Keswick, Virginia
  • Website: www.oaklandschool.net
  • About the School: Oakland School implements a specialized program for children with learning differences. The tranquil country setting, located on an historic 450 acre property provides a variety of recreational activities including horseback riding, intramural sports, arts, community activities, outdoor adventures, and weekend outings. Small class sizes ensure that students reach their potential.

Oakwood School

  • Location: Annandale, Virginia
  • Website: www.oakwoodschool.com
  • About the School: Oakwood School, founded in 1971, is a private, non-profit, co-educational day school for elementary and middle school students with mild to moderate learning differences. Their students are of average to above average potential and exhibit a discrepancy between their potential and their current level of achievement.

The Odyssey School

  • Location: Stevenson, Maryland
  • Website: www.theodysseyschool.org
  • About the School: They are an innovative school serving the needs of children ages five through grade eight with dyslexia and other language learning differences. Fundamental to Odyssey’s program is the understanding that language proficiency allows their students to become lifelong learners who see for themselves all that can be possible.

The Quaker School at Horsham

  • Location: Horsham, Pennsylvania
  • Website: www.quakerschool.org
  • About the School: Quaker provides education for students with learning differences. The experienced professionals of TQS design an individualized plan and invite the family to be part of the process. Our research-based programs are carried out in a caring supportive Quaker environment and helps students unlock their potential at TQS.

Riverside School

  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Website: www.riversideschool.org
  • About the School: Riverside provides a curriculum specifically designed to meet the needs of students with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences. They use the Orton-Gillingham Approach, offering a systematic, multi-sensory approach to learning and is the only Virginia school accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

The Siena School

  • Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Website: www.thesienaschool.org
  • About the School: The Siena School focuses on individual student growth and ensures highly individualized and personalized instructional attention while employing research-based, multisensory instructional techniques. It provides accommodations for students to access a rigorous curriculum of high standards while seeking out, developing and retaining the very best educators and professional staff.

Springer School and Center

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Website: springer-ld.org
  • About the School: Springer is the only school in the region dedicated to educating children with learning disabilities. Their specialized research-based curriculum and support strategies help students build the educational, emotional and social skills needed for success. Based on readiness and individual needs, a comprehensive academic program is designed for each student.

Stratford Friends School

  • Location: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
  • Website: www.stratfordfriends.org
  • About the School: Their strong multisensory academic program combined with their S.T.E.P.S. curriculum provides a balanced education program that reaches the whole child. Their small student-to-teacher ratio of along with their flexible programmatic structure enables them to specifically target each student's individual academic needs while fostering a sense of belonging and community.

The Summit School

  • Location: Edgewater, Maryland
  • Website: www.thesummitschool.org
  • About the School: The Summit School is a co-ed, not-for-profit school for bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences. At Summit, their preference is to view those disabilities as differences because they emphasize the gifts each student brings, help them reach their potential, as well as remediate their skills.

Southeast

Academy at SOAR

  • Location: Balsam, North Carolina
  • Website: www.academyatsoar.org
  • About the School: A certified private school that serves youth who thrive in an environment that provides an individualized academic curriculum, Academy at Soar focuses on strengths and combines academic instruction with adventure-based learning.

American Academy

  • Location: Delray Beach, Florida
  • Website: www.ahschool.com
  • About the School: At American Academy, students K-12 with learning differences benefit greatly from a well-rounded program that promotes development of social, motor, and creative skills, as well as collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Their small class sizes are staffed by experienced teaching professionals who enable students reach their potential.

Bachman Academy

  • Location: McDonald, Tennessee
  • Website: www.bachmanacademy.org
  • About the School: Bachman Academy is a boarding and day school serving intelligent students in grades 6-12 who have language-based learning differences like dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, nonverbal learning disorder, central auditory processing disorder, visual processing disorders, and students with ADD and ADHD.

Beacon College

  • Location: Leesburg, Florida
  • Website: www.beaconcollege.edu
  • About the School: The concept for Beacon was put forth by a group of parents concerned about higher education opportunities for students with learning disabilities. Responding to this concern, the initial trustees founded Beacon College. The College embraces the student with learning disabilities by providing educational opportunities that acknowledge individual learning differences.

Bright Beginnings Academy

  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Website: www.brightdyslexics.com
  • About the School: Bright Beginnings Academy is the only full day school program on the Alabama gulf coast that specializes in Dyslexia education for 1-6th grade. The academy offers a rich and challenging curriculum for dyslexic children. Bright Beginnings Academy encourages students to discover their talents, and develop their own learning style.

Currey Ingram Academy

  • Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Website: www.curreyingram.org
  • About the School: Currey Ingram Academy is an independent college-preparatory day school for students with learning differences. They offer individualized learning plans and a variety of arts, athletics, and social opportunities. The Annette Eskind Institute of Learning at Currey Ingram Academy offers community education on topics related to learning differences and development.

The Hill Center

  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • Website: www.hillcenter.org
  • About the School: The Hill Center enables students with learning differences to succeed through pioneering academic and outreach programs based on their evidence-based Hill Methodology. With the Orton-Gillingham approach and precision teaching, the Hill Methodology is a comprehensive system of individualized multisensory instruction.

Noble Academy (formerly Guilford Day School)

  • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Website: www.nobleknights.org
  • About the School: Noble offers a college preparatory program infused with techniques and methodology proven to be successful with their students. The entire Noble Academy experience provides the rigor, strategies, and self-advocacy skills necessary for successful transitioning back to a traditional educational environment, college, or the world of work.

Porter Academy

  • Location: Roswell, Georgia
  • Website: porteracademy.org
  • About the School: Porter Academy takes a "whole child" approach. They bring the expertise of teachers, therapists, and administrators together to develop a comprehensive understanding of each child. This enables them to determine the most effective interventions (academic, social, developmental, and emotional) for that particular child.

Swift School

  • Location: Roswell, Georgia
  • Website: www.theswiftschool.org
  • About the School: Swift School currently serves grades 1-8 but plans to expand to PreK-12th grade. The focus is to provide a comprehensive education, regardless of the needs of the students, to encourage achievement at every level. Swift School follows the Orton-Gillingham Approach and incorporates the Digital Learning Environment (DLE) into its curriculum.

Tampa Day School

  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Website: www.tampadayschool.com
  • About the School: Tampa Day School is an independent school ideal for students with mild to moderate learning disabilities. They serve students K-8 grade who have a need for a low teacher-to-pupil ratio, direct and explicit instruction, multisensory learning experiences, assistance with organization, and a higher rate of individualized attention.

Triad Academy at Summit School

  • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Website: www.summitschool.com
  • About the School: The program is language-based to improve reading and writing skills, multisensory to increase each child’s opportunity for learning, individualized to work with each child’s strengths and learning needs, and structured to provide each child with clear academic expectations to prepare students for traditional settings.

Trident Academy

  • Location: Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Website: www.tridentacademy.com
  • About the School: Trident Academy is one of only eight learning disabilities or differences (LD) schools in the United States that is accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Located on the southeast coast in Charleston, South Carolina, the school offers parents and students educational support in a multi-sensory environment.

Canada

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School

  • Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Website: www.kgms.ca
  • About the School: The way to maximize potential is to create an environment that is conducive to simultaneous growth in intellectual, emotional, and physical development. They aim to unlock and remove the obstacles to learning for each child so that they can be empowered to experience success.