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 individualized instruction for all types of learners with a mission of inclusion for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. APL provides direct, personalized instruction in all academic areas, using proven Precision Teaching methodologies to gauge individual student competencies, closely track performance on key component skills, and achieve measurable improvements over time.

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: one teacher works with one student 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. Brightmont Academy has served more than 2,900 students since 1999 and has campuses in Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington.

Brock's Academy (formerly Northwest Academy)

  • Location: Woodinville, Washington
  • Website: www.brocksacademy.com
  • About the School: Brock's Academy is an in-home school which spans a broad range including students with a variety of learning disabilities, including writing, reading, math, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalcia, and Asperger Syndrome. They also work with students that are suffering from depression and anxiety disorders and specialize in the gifted student that has the ability to accelerate his or her 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 are dedicated to providing a positive learning environment that will meet individual needs and nurture the whole child. Specially trained teachers teach small classes using a multisensory classroom approach in reading, writing, spelling and all instructional areas. The school’s goal is 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 34-year-old laboratory school in Downtown Seattle that enjoys a nationwide reputation as an “academic boot camp” that has helped more than 20,000 elementary and middle school age students to date. Morningside provides struggling learners the opportunity to catch up, build up, and get ahead in an effort to enable them to achieve their greatest 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 all children birth to 5 years of age and their families. Their focus is 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. Assets School is a day school and does not have boarding facilities. Assets does not offer English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

Athena Academy

  • Location: Palo Alto, California
  • Website: www.athenaacademy.org
  • About the School: Advances in neuroscience show brain differences between children with dyslexia and children without dyslexia. Most teaching methods in use today are phonics-based methods that were developed 80 years ago. Since their development there have been very few changes made to these methods. Recent studies in the subject of neuroscience have shown that dyslexia is a real brain difference. These studies have discovered both deficits and advantages from this notable difference. With the help of functional MRI scans, researchers have discovered that the dyslexic brain processes printed information differently. This up-to-date research is leading towards developing and implementing better teaching methods that not only remediate dyslexic weaknesses, but also build on the unique strengths of these primarily visual-spatial learners. This neuroscience-based approach allows teachers to provide the best learning environment for students with dyslexia.

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: one teacher works with one student 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. Brightmont Academy has served more than 2,900 students since 1999 and has campuses in Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington.

Charles Armstrong School

  • Location: Belmont, California
  • Website: www.charlesarmstrong.org
  • About the School: Their 360 Approach means that they look at every aspect of a child’s development and provide the tools and skills children need to not only be successful learners, but also successful people. Academic achievement is entwined with many other aspects of development. Cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth all play a role in a child’s success. They teach resiliency and encourage children to explore their passions along with the basic building blocks of education.

Chartwell School & The New Highschool Project at Chartwell

  • Location: Seaside, California
  • Website: www.chartwell.org and www.tnhsp.org
  • About the School: Chartwell School is aimed to help children with dyslexia or other learning disabilities become lifelong learners, following its core values of learning, discovery, collaboration, advocacy, sustainability, and leadership. Chartwell School’s education plan includes programs designed for each individual student to help him or her reach full potential, emphasizing a student’s discovery of self-worth and character development.
  • About the New Highschool Pro: The focus is on preparation for college; the curriculum focuses on skill development through project-based learning. The year is divided into project periods rather than semesters. Each project period focuses on an engaging question related to one major subject area—science, literature, or social studies.Reading, writing, organization, and study skills are taught as part of every subject. The arts and mathematics are incorporated into each project period. Technology is integral to TNHSP.  Students use technology as a learning tool, to gather research, and for creative expression in their portfolio projects. Students earn 12 semester credits, as follows:  1 each in English, Mathematics, Science (biology, chemistry, physics), History, Wellness and Fitness, and ½ credit each in Visual Arts and/or other electives.  Course content meets or exceeds California requirements and curriculum standards for high school students and therefore aligns with the credit requirements of schools in our area.

Compass High School

  • Location: San Mateo, California
  • Website: www.compasshigh.org
  • About the School: They have a highly specialized curriculum taught by skilled and trained teachers. Compass offers a college preparatory program based on the California content standards, in which an array of accommodations and modifications are tailored to each student to ensure mastery of challenging content. They employ multisensory, explicit teaching methods. Their Essential Skills Program (ESP) is a distinctive program that provides research-based, targeted support for the development of skills in reading (decoding, fluency, and comprehension), 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 Academy is a private, alternative school and comprehensive after-school program that specializes in helping students with very individualized needs through a unique approach to learning and life. The full-time school is available for students in grades 6 through 12. Fusion has a one-to-one student to teacher ratio, flexible scheduling, arts and music programs, and students complete their homework at school every day instead of taking it home.

Havern School

  • Location: Littleton, Colorado
  • Website: www.havernschool.org
  • About the School: Havern School provides an education program for elementary and middle school students with diagnosed learning disabilities. With a 4:1 student-to-staff ratio, master teachers, occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists provide a comprehensive program of intervention services. Havern School is a nationally recognized community of professionals, parents, families, and friends 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, such as dyslexia. In classrooms of four, specially trained teachers create a caring and supportive environment. This, combined with successful teaching strategies, enables all students to make significant and measurable gains. Experiencing considerable academic growth increases confidence and empowers our students to reach their full potential and become successful learners.

The Johnson Academy

  • Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA 
  • Website: thejohnsonacademy.com
  • About the School:  The Johnson Academy of Therapeutic Learning utilizes individualized evidence-based academic, language and auditory therapy interventions.  Our classrooms are tailor made to serve each student’s unique learning needs by having no more than six students per teacher, and one hour a day of individual therapy.  The Johnson Academy serves students from first through eighth grade.  

The Laurel School

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Website: www.thelaurelschool.com
  • About the School: They believe that the key to academic, social and emotional growth is to recognize the whole child: who they are and how they learn. Teachers develop specific strategies for learning and personal achievement by zeroing in on each child’s unique abilities and learning style. Students develop at their own pace, accelerating or focusing on a subject as their ability dictates. The Laurel School teaches children from Kindergarten through 8th grade. 

Lexis Preparatory School

  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Website: www.lexisprep.com
  • About the School: Teaching to learning challenges doesn’t mean that academics are compromised in any way. Lexis Preparatory School’s base curriculum emphasizes individualized instruction in core subjects, and includes science, social studies, physical education and the arts. Supplemental materials have been carefully researched to accommodate a wide variety of learning styles. Lexis Prep teaches the same material as traditional schools, but in ways that really resonate 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 (8 students maximum per class), daily one-on-one tutoring (for remediation or enrichment) built into the school day, regular field trips to reinforce learning & social skills, on-site speech/language and occupational therapies, and executive function skills instruction across the curriculum. OTA students are bright, capable kids who thrive in a structured, progressive, and encouraging learning environment. Many of our students have been diagnosed with learning challenges such as dyslexia, attention deficits (ADD/ADHD), twice exceptionalities (giftedness coupled with one or more learning challenges), or anxiety disorders that can make learning in traditional classrooms difficult.

Pacific Point Academy and Learning Center

  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Website: www.pacificpointacademy.com
  • About the School: Pacific Point Academy and Learning Center is a warm and creative environment for students with unique learning differences, such as dyslexia, processing disorders, attentional issues, and deficits in working memory. They offer both a full day academic program and hourly educational therapy throughout the day to provide services to students who attend other Westside schools. Using a collaborative approach, their highly trained team consisting of special education teachers, educational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and occupational therapists provides one-to-one intervention within the context of a traditional classroom day. They address each student’s roots of learning (working memory, processing, executive function, and attention) in order to close the gap between ability and achievement.

Park Century School

  • Location: Culver City, California
  • Website: www.parkcenturyschool.org
  • About the School: Founded in 1968, Park Century School is a non-profit independent co-educational day school designed to meet the specific educational needs of bright children, ages 7 to 14, who have learning disabilities. The School serves students from communities in the South Bay to the San Fernando Valley and from Malibu to Hancock Park, including the greater Los Angeles area. The School's location allows it to make use of Los Angeles' many cultural resources, such as museums, theatres, historic sites, and parks.

The Prentice School

  • Location: Santa Ana, California
  • Website: www.prentice.org
  • About the School: An extremely effective approach is available for students who struggle in the traditional classroom. 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 School for Arts & Sciences is a school for students in grades 5-12. Students are bright, college bound, boys and girls who benefit from a faculty that teaches to diverse learning styles.  Renaissance School provide the tools and organizational skills that allow children to demonstrate just how bright they are. Their "process driven" curriculum allows students to find success at school, creates self-esteem, and instills a love of learning that will serve them throughout their chosen school and life paths. They aim to enable students to take responsibility for their own work and allow families to become families again. They challenge students in their areas of excellence while giving them organizational and remedial work as needed to strengthen areas of weakness.

Sand Hill School

  • Location: Palo Alto, California
  • Website: www.sandhillschool.org
  • About the School: There’s no place like Sand Hill School. At Sand Hill, K-6 children (grades 7 and 8 to be added soon) who learn differently connect with integrated teams of expert teachers, education specialists and clinical staff who deliver the most effective and personalized teaching methods for language-based learning differences such as dyslexia and the attention and social challenges that often accompany them. As a result, students build confidence and acquire the skills and resiliency they need for home, school and life. Small classes with a 6:1 ratio integrate social, emotional, academic and physical learning and include reading, writing, math, PE, visual and performing arts, science, history and social studies. Because Sand Hill School is part of Children's Health Council, clinical staff are completely integrated into the program. 
    At Sand Hill School, children learn to love school again. 

Sterne School

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Website: www.sterneschool.org
  • About the School: At Sterne School, they are committed to improving children's current school situation by providing an individualized, structured learning environment. Sterne School develops a customized learning plan for each 6th-12th grade student, focusing on their strength areas, identifying areas for development and guiding them on a path to success in a private, supportive atmosphere. Their students have succeeded on their paths towards learning discovery based on their low 6:1 student-teacher ratio, allowing their faculty to engage with students and provide tailored attention.

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—including their one-to-one iPad program—and facilities designed with their learners in mind, as well as low student-teacher ratios, their distinguished faculty provide individualized instruction.

Midwest

Acacia Academy

  • Location: La Grange Highlands, Illinois
  • Website: www.acaciaacademy.com
  • About the School: Acacia Academy is a year-round accredited, private school for grades 1-12 and offers Transition Programs for ages 18-22. The Acacia tree symbolizes what the school strives to achieve: educational stability with roots of strength and character that will last a lifetime making Acacia Academy a safe place to grow and learn. 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. The Illinois State Board of Education has approved Acacia Academy for out-of-district placement for special education.

Ann Arbor Academy

  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Website: www.annarboracademy.org
  • About the School: The Academy was started in 1997 by one determined mother and a special education teacher. Since then, Ann Arbor Academy has grown to focus on the remediation and strengthening of processing skills. The Academy has a strong fine and performing arts program at the school. The founders believe that successfully expressing oneself with creativity helps rebuild self-esteem. Strong academics are balanced with the opportunity for students to pursue their own interests and talents.

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: one teacher works with one student 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. Brightmont Academy has served more than 2,900 students since 1999 and has campuses in Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington.

The Cove School

  • Location: Northbrook, Illinois
  • Website: www.coveschool.org
  • About the School: Founded in 1947, The Cove School serves students K-12 with complex learning disabilities from around the entire Chicagoland area. Cove's dual purpose is to provide customized learning strategies needed to complete an academic curriculum; and to 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. Assistive technology is used within the classrooms and shared on students’ laptops for integrated learning at school and home. Cove’s approach to learning creates an environment for students to build the skills and self-confidence necessary to make a successful transition to their community schools or to post-secondary education.

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. This school respects parents and students while adapting to each student’s learning style and information processing. Teachers assess students’ progress and alter instruction on an ongoing basis. Eton Academy using 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: Students at the Fortune Academy soar in their small class sizes. By providing a rich, multisensory, structured educational experience, Fortune allows students to gain confidence in their abilities to learn. The highly trained faculty understands the unique learning styles that students share. Fortune Academy's athletic program demonstrates their continued efforts to provide opportunities for extracurricular activities. Their drama department allows all students to share their talents on stage. Finally, the Fortune Academy 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 Academy enrolls 250 students in its school, and through its Community Outreach arm, impacts the lives of more than 5,000 people each year.

Hyde Park Day School

  • Location: Chicago and Northfield, Illinois
  • Website: www.hydeparkday.org/
  • About the School: Since January 2000, the full day school program has offered a specialized, educational curriculum for students, ages 6-15, with moderate to severe learning disabilities of average to above average intelligence. Students will develop a positive attitude towards school and an enthusiasm for learning; self-understanding of their learning strengths and areas for improvement; effective strategies for managing new and challenging situations; and 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 and AD/HD in grades 1 through 12 since 1985 as a state-recognized non-profit school. They have small class sizes and differentiated teaching to help students develop their strengths, build self-esteem, become independent learners, and build self-advocacy. Lake Michigan Academy 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 School is a small learning community of approximately 35-40 students, grades 2-12. Walbridge School focuses on individualizing learning for students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, ADD, Dyscalcula, anxiety and Non-verbal Learning Disorder. Each student receives an Individualized Student Learning Plan. Walbridge staff teach for mastery using Orton-Gillingham based curriculum and multi-sensory techniques to help students maximize their learning. Walbridge School was established in 1986.

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. Worthmore's primary commitment: Each child shall leave us feeling "worth more" than when he or she arrived. The programs are ungraded with each student working at his/her ability level. A structured multimodal method of instruction is used to teach. The student/teacher ratio ranges from 1:1 to 5:1. Worthmore accepts students ranging in grades from kindergarten through high school. 

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 the education of bright and talented students. At The Brighton School, they recognize the unique intelligence of their students and the potential each has for developing their innate skills and talents. Their students learn to recognize their differences as a gift that will facilitate, rather than hinder, their success.

Churchill Center & School

  • Locations: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Website: www.churchillstl.org
  • About the School: Each year, thousands of American children of average and above-average
    intelligence fail to learn to read, write and spell. Many of these high-potential children are diagnosed as having a specific learning disability. This disability occurs despite conventional instruction, a culturally adequate home, proper motivation, and normal hearing and vision. Churchill believe these bright children can be academically successful with the proper educational help. Their intense remedial program is structured to help the child return to a traditional classroom in as short a time as possible. Children typically attend Churchill for about three years. A learning disability needn’t be an obstacle to success. The school's alumni pursue successful careers as attorneys, mechanical engineers, teachers (including Churchill teachers), entrepreneurs, professional photographers, professional dancers, actors and more.

Hill School

  • Locations: Fort Worth and Grapevine, Texas
  • Website: www.hillschool.org
  • About the School: Hill School is a college preparatory, full-service school for bright students who learn differently, with two campuses, SouthWest Fort Worth and Grapevine. Their exceptional faculty emphasize intensive small-group instruction in core subject areas to ensure that all students have an opportunity to reach their full academic potential. Their students explore interests and affinities through athletics, fine arts (drama, visual arts, music, band), and a wide variety of community involvement activities.

Horizon Academy

  • Location: Roeland Park, Kansas
  • Website: www.horizon-academy.org
  • About the School: Horizon Academy is the only private, fully accredited school for students struggling with learning disabilities in the Kansas City area. The staff at Horizon Academy is made up of highly trained specialists who understand a student’s individual needs. Affiliation with the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and training in the Orton-Gillingham Approach allow the teaching staff to use cutting-edge, multi-sensory methods specially designed to help students succeed. Instruction teaches the whole child by focusing on academics, organization, social skills and self-advocacy. With a low student to teacher ratio in each classroom, Horizon Academy students receive the individualized attention they need in a quiet learning environment. After students acquire the skills and lifelong learning tools they need, they typically return to a traditional environment ready for success. Many students who have transitioned from Horizon Academy 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 School is located in Carrollton, Texas. It 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. Newfound provides a caring and nurturing environment that helps students to develop their talents and abilities through "hands-on" learning in a bully-free atmosphere. The school encourages students to be participate in extracurricular activities by offering a variety of after-school clubs and recreational groups.

Odyssey School

  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Website: www.odysseyschool.com
  • About the School: They see possibility, not disability. They see that, for all of their students, the journey is the difference. They want their students to know that they can do anything they want with their lives. 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 an educational program for children with average to above average learning potential who have communication and learning differences. Founded in 1983 by Robbin Parish, a speech-language pathologist, 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:  Founded in 1997, 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 to the way dyslexics learn. Rawson Saunders provides individualized, multisensory, research-driven instruction within small class sizes, daily Academic Language Therapy, and a strong curriculum that includes daily Science/STEM classes and labs, Singapore math, Language Arts, Writing, History, integrated technology instruction and use, enrichments (arts, electives, sports, clubs, performances), as well as character development and self-advocacy skills. Rawson Saunders has high academic standards in all grades including a newly added college prep upper school.

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. This means that there is increased awareness of the emotions between students and teachers which creates a comforting and respectful environment in the classroom.

Vanguard Preparatory School

  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Website: www.vanguardprepschool.com
  • About the School: Since its 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 to 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 also strives to create a school atmosphere which 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 teacher to student ratio is approximately 1:3 with class sizes ranging from 1:1 to 1:10 students. Classes are grouped by academic need rather than by grade. The foundation of the teaching methodology is metacognition, which helps students become aware of their thought processes and the language they use in developing problem solving strategies. Language skill development is stressed at all levels and in all classes. Strategies for independence permeate all classes, with chief strategies of active learning and data-based measurement of progress used by both teachers and students. The typical Ben Bronz Academy student makes more than two years of growth in reading during the first 10 months of the program.www.banj.org 

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 where children come together in an environment that values their differences and remediates their learning difficulties. While Carroll's history is a short one, its tradition is rich and its mission is firmly grounded.

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. A student-teacher ratio ranging from 1:1 to 12:1 ensures 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 ages 6 to 14 in six different subject areas to develop reading, writing, spelling, and math. Class sizes are very small, where there is one teacher for approximately four students, which helps foster a learning environment where students get the individual attention they need to ensure success. Eagle Hill-Southport also offers 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 and students nurture 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 through 12. Since its founding in 1978, Greenwood’s individualized program has empowered bright and talented students diagnosed with dyslexia or related 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 founded in 1900. The Hope Graham Program at Bancroft School builds upon Bancroft's commitment to nurture, respect, and educate diverse learners. HGP provides a comprehensive, caring, curricular and extracurricular program designed for bright, motivated students with diagnosed language-based learning differences (dyslexia) in Grades 1 through 8. The multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham methodology forms the foundation of the HGP curriculum, and the Program is characterized by class sizes of five to eight students, with small-group and individualized instruction facilitated by expert teachers in reading, comprehension, spelling, and writing. Students in HGP enjoy many opportunities for integration with their companion classes in Bancroft’s Lower and Middle Schools to address the needs of the whole child.

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 School was founded in 1971 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. Most called these children dyslexic or learning-disabled. Chad saw their promise, and called them bright and capable. 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 language and learning skills are taught using a multi-sensory, sequential approach. During the early morning hours between 8:30 and 10:30, every student, regardless of age, begins preparing the brain 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, presented in sequential sensory specific increments, one step at a time. These skills carry over into all classes and all subjects during the rest of the day.

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. Orchard Friends School provides a safe, nurturing community and a multidimensional instructional program, an ideal environment in which to learn. Because they believe that it is as important to educate each of their students, they 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 instruction, small, supportive classes, a structured environment, college & career counseling, and a unique Social Cognition Program.

Winston Preparatory School

  • Location: Chelsea, New York  |  Norwalk, Connecticut | Whippany, New Jersey
  • Website: www.winstonprep.edu
  • About the School: Winston Preparatory School is committed to profoundly expanding the possibilities for, and expectations of, each student. The essential elements to delivering this commitment include not only instructional methodology but also an important shift in the process and patina of education at every level of the school organization. Winston Preparatory School has designed and implemented a model for education that absorbs the best practices in the field. This model builds on keen systemic responsiveness as a way of delivering seminal research in learning, teaching, neuropsychology, and school climate. The result is what Winston Preparatory School calls the Continuous Feedback System of education.

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: For over 40 years, Benchmark School has been providing individualized instruction to that is internationally recognized for excellence to bright students in grades 1-8 who may have dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing difficulties, ADD, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, or language-based learning differences. The school believes that each child is a unique individual whose potential has yet to be realized. To help students develop their potential, the school provides a supportive environment that reflects an understanding and appreciation of who the students are as learners and as individuals and builds on their strengths as they develop their confidence and competence. Students receive instruction in the strategies and concepts that enhance their abilities to learn and perform successfully, understand themselves as learners, and develop the social and emotional knowledge and awareness that help them meet with success throughout their school careers and beyond.

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 is working on the cutting edge of special education research and 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 in grades 6 through 12 with learning differences, particularly in reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), math (dyscalculia), memory (long-term and work­ing), processing speed, ADHD and executive functioning challenges. 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 the worth of others. The Quaker approach to education celebrates the individual: encouraging students to maximize their potential to learn, build self-esteem, and come to appreciate their unique differences.

 

The Hillside School

  • Location: Macungie, Pennsylvania
  • Website: hillsideschool.org
  • About the School: The Hillside School is the leading independent day school in the Lehigh Valley that is dedicated to educating children who have been diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Their small class size (8:1 ratio) allows teachers to focus on the individual, academic, personal, and social success of elementary and middle school students in grades K-8 who benefit from a structured, supportive, and multi-sensory learning environment. A collaboration of 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 centrally located in Lancaster County, PA. Janus is a leader in education for students who learn differently by empowering them to explore their own learning styles and to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their individual educational and life goals. An intimate student-to-teacher ratio of 6 to 1 allows for personalized programs and strong bonds between students and teachers. Combining an excellent academic and experiential program with a brain-based and collaborative approach to each individual student helps to build confidence, self-awareness, and independence.  

Jemicy School

  • Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
  • Website: www.jemicyschool.org
  • About the School: Founded in 1973, Jemicy provides an individualized, flexible, and challenging education for college-bound students. Jemicy teaches students using visual, kinesthetic, auditory, and tactile approaches. Students use coordinated multisensory activities and cross-curricular lessons to learn better. Jemicy also considers the use of technology to be of great value in the classroom. Today, Jemicy enrolls 280 students on two campuses and serves grades 1 – 12.

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. By combining 21st century academics, technology, and differentiated learning strategies, their curriculum directors and teachers develop individualized learning programs for each student. 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: Central to Marburn Academy's goal to provide the finest schooling for students with learning differences is their philosophy of employing instructional designs which are 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 is a small boarding and day school for girls and boys ages 6 to 14 at admission. The specialized program is well suited for children with learning differences such as dyslexia and/or organizational, processing or attention difficulties. Small class sizes (5:1 student to teacher ratio), individualized instruction, and daily one-to-ones, ensure students reach their potential.  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. The nurturing staff understands the academic, social, and emotional needs of each student. The five week summer camp is a great mix of academics and traditional summer camp fun, students receive nearly 4 hours of academic instruction including daily one-to-ones.  The rigorous, yet fun, camp offers daily activities such as horseback riding, swimming, archery, arts and crafts, music, nature, sports, and more.

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: The child who has fallen far behind in school or experiences social difficulties finds a place at The Quaker School (TQS). Our students' learning issues include Dyslexia, auditory and visual processing difficulties, AD/H/D, working memory, Asperger's Syndrome, and sensory processing. We provide a sense of belonging to the children and parents who have felt like outsiders in other schools. The experienced professionals of TQS analyze the struggle, design an individualized plan and invite the family to be part of the solution. Our research-based programs are carried out in a caring supportive Quaker environment. The child who has not been appreciated for his gifts unlocks his potential at TQS.

Riverside School

  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Website: www.riversideschool.org
  • About the School: Riverside School provides a curriculum and teaching approach that is specifically designed to meet the needs of students in grades K-8 with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences. Riverside utilizes the Orton-Gillingham Approach, offering a systematic, multi-sensory approach to learning, and provides 1-on-1 language skill instruction for all students. In addition, they offer small class sizes, individualized curriculum, and a nurturing environment. Riverside 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 learning strengths and gifts, ensures highly individualized and personalized instructional attention, and employs research-based and multisensory instructional techniques. It also provides appropriate curricular accommodations and adaptations to allow all students to access a rigorous curriculum of high standards while seeking out, developing and retaining the very best educators and professional staff. The Siena School has also developed a course called “Strengths” where students create a semester-long project in an area of great interest to the student.

Springer School and Center

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Website: springer-ld.org
  • About the School: Springer’s day school for students aged 6 - 14 is the only school in the region dedicated to educating children with learning disabilities. Springer’s specialized research-based curriculum and support strategies help students with learning disabilities build the educational, emotional and social skills needed for success in the classroom—and everywhere else. Based on readiness and individual needs, a comprehensive academic program is designed for each student. It includes instruction in art, music and physical education, and access to numerous extracurricular activities. Language, motor and psychological services are available as needed. Technology is integrated throughout the school, and a one-to-one laptop program for older students prepares them for high school.

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. (Self. Teamwork. Emotion management. Peer relationships. Skills) curriculum provides a balanced education program that reaches the whole child. Their lower school student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1 (12:1 at middle school), 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 was founded in 1989 by Jane R. Snider, Ed.D., as a co-ed, not-for-profit school for bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences. Their students are often diagnosed with learning disabilities by specialists in the field. 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: Plantation, Florida  |  Delray Beach, Florida
  • Website: www.ahschool.com
  • About the School: At American Academy, students with learning differences in Kindergarten through grade 12 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. Small class sizes are staffed by experienced teaching professionals who create a nurturing and supportive classroom environment and enable students to experience success by accomplishing personalized academic tasks.

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, K-12, college-preparatory day school for students with unique learning learning styles and learning differences. The school offers individualized learning plans for every student and a variety of arts, athletics and social opportunities. Students pursue a traditional college-preparatory curriculum; yet, the delivery of instruction varies by student learning style. Supports for fine-motor skills and speech-language are woven into the day for students who need them. The Annette Eskind Institute of Learning at Currey Ingram Academy offers community education for parents and the public on a variety of topics related to learning differences and child development.

The Hill Center

  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • Website: www.hillcenter.org
  • About the School: For nearly three decades, The Hill Center has enabled students with learning differences to succeed, not just in the classroom, but throughout their lives. Hill Center serves students and teachers through pioneering academic and outreach programs based on their evidence-based Hill Methodology. With the Orton-Gillingham approach as its foundation, and precision teaching as the format for charting and graphing student progress, 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: They offer a college preparatory program that serves children in grades K through 12. Their class sizes are small and their curriculum is traditional, though infused with techniques and methodology proven to be successful with their students. Their drama, art, and athletics programs allow students to develop strengths outside the classroom as well. 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 children in grades 1-8 but is planning to expand from Pre-K to 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 located in the Citrus Park area of Tampa, Florida. Their program is ideal for students with mild to moderate learning disabilities, dyslexia, and/or attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity (ADD or ADHD). They serve students entering kindergarten through eighth 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 than is typically afforded in more traditional settings.

Triad Academy at Summit School

  • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Website: www.summitschool.com
  • About the School: The entire academic program is grounded in the Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction. 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, structured to provide each child with clear academic expectations, utilizes a comprehensive academic curriculum to prepare students for traditional settings and intensive with a minimum of two hours daily of language development.

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. Trident Academy is a school for students with diagnosed attention deficit hyperactive disorders (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD), dyslexia, dyscalculia, central auditory processing difficulties and/or dysgraphia. Located on the southeast coast in Charleston, South Carolina (SC) , 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 any child's potential is to create an environment that is conducive to simultaneous growth in intellectual, emotional, and physical development. They believe every child can engage in learning. They believe it is their duty to unlock and remove the obstacles to learning for each child so that they can be empowered to experience success.