Schools for Dyslexia in the United States

Below is a list of private schools for dyslexia in the United States. Last updated Fall 2014.

The list was assembled by taking outdated lists from a variety of sources, updating existing information, eliminating schools that do not have a dyslexia focus in the school mandate, and then by researching and adding new or re-branded schools in each state—and by helpful visitors like you who recommend schools to be added!

This list, along with a list of tutoring centers and other community resources—for every state—is included in our U.S. Parent Guide for 2014-2015.

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

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
AlabamaBirminghamSpring Valley School1-12
AlaskaAnchorageGateway School1-12
AlaskaAnchorageEaglecrest Academy7-12
ArizonaScottsdaleLexis Preparatory SchoolK-8
ArizonaScottsdaleOn Track Academy1-12
ArizonaScottsdale New Way AcademyK-12
ArkansasLittle Rock Access AcademyK-12
ArkansasLittle RockAll Children's AcademyK-8
CaliforniaBelmont Charles Armstrong School1-8
CaliforniaConcordHope Academy for Dyslexics1-8
CaliforniaDel MarWinston School4-12
CaliforniaEncinoWestmark School2-12
CaliforniaNewark Stellar Academy for Dyslexics1-8
CaliforniaOaklandRaskob Institute2-8
CaliforniaPalo AltoAthena Academy1-8
CaliforniaPasadenaFrostig School1-12
CaliforniaSanta AnaThe Prentice SchoolK-8
CaliforniaPowayNew Bridge SchoolK-8
CaliforniaSeasideChartwell School1-8
ColoradoDenverDenver Academy1-12
ConnecticutGreenwichEagle Hill School1-8
ConnecticutLitchfieldForman School9-12
ConnecticutNorwalk Winston Preparatory School6-12
D.C.WashingtonThe Lab School1-12
FloridaGainesvilleEinstein School2-8
FloridaLakelandRobert's Academy2-6
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
GeorgiaRoswellSwift SchoolK-12
HawaiiHonoluluAssets SchoolK-12
IllinoisCarbondaleBrehm Preparatory School6-12
IllinoisChicagoWolcott School9-12
IndianaBloomingtonPinnacle SchoolK-12
IndianaIndianapolisFortune Academy1-12
KentuckyLouisvilleSummit AcademyK-8
KansasRoeland ParkHorizon Academy1-12
KansasWichitaRight Literacy Academy1-12
LouisianaBaton RougeBrighton SchoolK-12
StateCity School Grades
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
MassachusettsHardwickEagle Hill School8-12
MassachusettsLincolnCarroll School6-9
MassachusettsPrides CrossingLandmark School2-12
MassachusettsWalthamCarroll School1-5
MassachusettsWorcestor Bancroft School1-8
MichiganAnn ArborAnn Arbor Academy4-12
MichiganBirminghamEton Academy1-12
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 JerseyPrincetonThe Lewis SchoolK-12
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 CarolinaAshevilleCarolina Day SchoolK-12
North CarolinaDurhamHill CentreK-12
North CarolinaGreensboroNobel AcademyK-12
North CarolinaRaleighHill CentreK-12
North CarolinaRaleighTrilogy School2-12
North CarolinaWinston-SalemSummit SchoolK-9
North CarolinaWinston-SalemGreen Hills School1-8
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
PennsylvaniaAbingtonCenter School1-9
PennsylvaniaConshohockenAim Academy1-12
PennsylvaniaHorshamQuaker School at Horsham1-8
PennsylvaniaMacungieHillside SchoolK-8
PennsylvaniaMediaBenchmark School1-8
PennsylvaniaNewtown SquareStatford FriendsK-8
PennsylvaniaPaoliDelaware Valley Friends School7-12
PennsylvaniaScrantondePaul School1-8
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
TennesseeBrentwoodCurrey Ingram AcademyK-12
TennesseeMcDonaldBachman Academy1-12
TexasAustinOdyssey5-12
TexasAustinRawson Saunders1-8
TexasCarrolltonNewfound SchoolK-12
TexasDallasShelton SchoolK-12
TexasDallasDallas Academy1-12
TexasDallasOak Hill AcademyK-12
TexasDallasFairhill1-12
TexasEl PasoBridges Academy1-9
TexasHoustonBriarwood SchoolK-12
TexasLongviewCrisman SchoolK-12
TexasSpringABLE Behaviorial Learning1-12
VermontPutneyLandmark CollegePost Sec.
VermontPutneyGreenwood School6-12
VirginiaAlexandriaCommonwealth Academy3-12
VirginiaAnnandaleOakwood SchoolK-8
VirginiaRichmondRiverside SchoolK-8
VirginiaRichmondNew Community School6-12
VirginiaKeswickOakland School1-8
WashingtonOregonPark Academy3-12
WashingtonSeattleHamlin Robinson School1-8
WashingtonSeattleMorningside Academy1-9
WashingtonSeattleSt. Christopher Academy9-12
WashingtonWoodenvilleBrooks AcademyK-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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