Schools for Dyslexia in the United States

No registry exists for U.S. schools for dyslexia. This list below was assembled by taking outdated lists from a variety of sources and then updating information, eliminating schools that do not have a dyslexia focus in the school mandate or use curriculum proven to help dyslexics, and then by researching and adding new or re-branded schools in each state. The list is current as of spring 2014.

If you know of any schools that are missing or should be deleted, please let us know!

Below is a list of private schools for dyslexia in the United States.

Note:

  • To appear in the list below a school must explicitly include dyslexia among the learning disabilities the school accommodates in their curriculum and teaching methods though this does not mean the methods used by any particular school are evidence based or proven to work

  • The appearance of a school in our list is not an endorsement of the school by the Dyslexia Reading Well

  • Not all of schools included here are dedicated to dyslexic students and may not agree with the label 'school for dyslexia'. Some schools serve students with learning disabilities more broadly including ADHD/ADD, aspergers, and other autism spectrum disorders. 
StateCity School Grades
AlabamaHuntsville Greengate SchoolK-8
AlaskaAnchorageGateway School1-12
AlaskaAnchorageEaglecrest Academy7-12
ArizonaScottsdaleOn Track Academy1-12
ArizonaScottsdale New Way AcademyK-12
ArkansasLittle Rock Access AcademyK-12
ArkansasLittle RockAll Children's AcademyK-8
CaliforniaConcordHope Academy for Dyslexics1-8
CaliforniaEncinoWestmark School2-12
CaliforniaNewark Stellar Academy for Dyslexics1-8
CaliforniaBelmont Charles Armstrong School1-8
CaliforniaPasadenaFrostig School1-12
CaliforniaSanta AnaThe Prentice SchoolK-8
CaliforniaSeasideChartwell School1-8
ColoradoDenverDenver Academy1-12
ConnecticutNorwalk Winston Preparatory School6-12
D.C.WashingtonThe Lab School1-12
FloridaGainesvilleEinstein School2-8
Florida10 locationsCentre Academy3-12
FloridaFour locationsThe dePaul SchoolK-9
FloridaLongwoodPace Brantley School1-12
FloridaTampaTampa Day SchoolK-8
FloridaTallahasseeWoodland Hall Academy1-12
GeorgiaAtlantaThe Schenck SchoolK-6
GeorgiaAtlantaWardlaw SchoolK-6
GeorgiaSmyrnaCentre Academy5-12
HawaiiHonoluluAssets SchoolK-12
IndianaBloomingtonPinnacle SchoolK-12
IndianaIndianapolisFortune Academy1-12
KansasRoeland ParkHorizon Academy1-12
LouisianaBaton RougeBrighton SchoolK-12
MarylandBel AirHighlands SchoolK-8
MarylandSilver SpringThe Sienna School4-12
MarylandOwings MillsJemicy School1-12
MarylandStevensonThe Odyssey SchoolK-8
MarylandEdgewaterThe Summit School1-8
MarylandHalethorpe Compass Academy1-12
MassachusettsWalthamCarroll School1-5
MassachusettsLincolnCarroll School6-9
MassachusettsPrides CrossingLandmark School2-12
MassachusettsWorcestor Bancroft School1-8
MichiganGlen ArborLeelanau School9-12
MinnesotaSt. Louis ParkGroves Academy1-12
MississippiPetalThe 3D School2-4
MississippiJacksonNew Summit SchoolK-12
MissouriTown and CountryChurchill Center and School1-8
New JerseyLawrencevilleThe Bridge Academy2-12
New JerseyPenningtonCambridge SchoolK-8
New JerseyMountain LakesThe Craig School2-12
New JerseyRivertonOrchard FriendsK-10
New JerseyFairfieldBanyan SchoolK-12
New JerseyHamiltonNewgrange School2-12
New JerseyPrincetonThe Laurel School of Princeton1-8
New YorkSouth Wales The Gow School7-12
New YorkAmeniaMaplebrook School5-12
New YorkBrooklynThe Sterling School2-6
New YorkAmenia The Kildonan School2-12
New YorkRochesterNorman Howard School5-12
New YorkNew YorkThe Churchill SchoolK-12
New YorkBrooklynMary McDowell Friends SchoolK-12
New YorkNew YorkWinston Preparatory School6-12
New YorkNew YorkAaron SchoolK-12
New YorkWhite PlainsWindward School1-9
New YorkMedfordSappo SchoolK-12
North CarolinaGreensboroNobel AcademyK-12
North CarolinaWinston-SalemGreen Hills School1-8
North CarolinaRaleighHill CentreK-12
North CarolinaDurhamHill CentreK-12
North CarolinaAshevilleCarolina Day SchoolK-12
North CarolinaWinston-SalemSummit SchoolK-9
StateCity School Grades
OhioColumbusMarburn AcademyK-12
OhioBroadview HeightsLawrence SchoolK-12
OhioCincinnatiSpringer School1-8
OklahomaTulsaTown and CountryK-12
OregonPortlandThomas Edison High School9-12
OregonMarylhurstPark Academy4-12
PennsylvaniaConshohockenAim Academy1-12
PennsylvaniaNewtown SquareStatford FriendsK-8
PennsylvaniaPaoliDelaware Valley Friends School7-12
PennsylvaniaMacungieHillside SchoolK-8
PennsylvaniaHorshamQuaker School at Horsham1-8
PennsylvaniaAbingtonCenter School1-9
Rhode IslandProvidenceWheeler (Hamilton School)K-12
South CarolinaGreenvilleCamperdown AcademyK-12
South CarolinaWest ColumbiaGlen Forest SchoolK-12
South CarolinaMt. PleasantTrident AcademyK-12
South CarolinaColumbiaSand Hills1-9
TexasDallasDallas Academy1-12
TexasDallasOak Hill AcademyK-12
TexasHoustonBriarwood SchoolK-12
TexasLongviewCrisman SchoolK-12
TexasDallasFairhill1-12
TexasAustinOdyssey5-12
TexasEl PasoBridges Academy1-9
TexasDallasShelton SchoolK-12
TexasAustinRawson Saunders1-8
VermontPutneyLandmark CollegePost Sec.
VermontPutneyGreenwood School6-12
VirginiaAlexandriaCommonwealth Academy3-12
VirginiaRichmondRiverside SchoolK-8
VirginiaRichmondNew Community School6-12
VirginiaKeswickOakland School1-8
WashingtonSeattleHamlin Robinson School1-8
WashingtonSeattleMorningside Academy1-9
WashingtonSeattleSt. Christopher Academy9-12
WisconsinMadisonWalbridgeK-8

Questions to Ask Prospective Schools

  1. What kind of students do you cater to?

    Exclusively dyslexics may be best, but don't be put off if they accommodate other learning disabilities. In order to survive, most private schools, even niche schools, have to be somewhat flexible in their mission and recruiting.

  2. What curriculum and methods do you use? Do you use them in all courses or just in language arts and reading?

    Is it multi-sensory, systematic, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach and include teaching phonemes, comprehension, fluency and spelling?

  3. What kind of individualized education plan do you prepare for students?

    Most schools for dyslexia will prepare a detailed plan for each student. Ask to see a sample, or better yet a draft plan for your child. 

  4. What is the cost of enrollment and what exactly does it include? Books? Meals? Extracurricular Activities? Music?

    Some are boarding schools for dyslexia, so prices may vary hugely.

  5. Is there a parent's association or parent council for the school that can be contacted for advice?

    Parents of previous students are your best bet for getting the real story about the school. If there is a parent body that liaises with the school administration get in touch with the Chair person, you may want to consider joining if you have the time!

  6. Has your school been independently reviewed/assessed by private or public organizations?

    After parents of previous students, your best bet for information on the school would be independent assessments or reviews. Ask if the school has been evaluated or audited by a third party.

  7. What is your approach to discipline and behavioural problems? How do you combat bullying, drugs etc?

    Better private schools for dyslexia have programs to ensure every student has a positive experience.



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