Schools for Dyslexia in the United States

Below is a list of private schools for dyslexia in the United States. Last updated April 2017.

The list was assembled by taking outdated lists from a variety of sources, updating existing information, eliminating schools that do not have a dyslexia focus in the school mandate, and then by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!

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


  • 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
AlabamaBirminghamSpring Valley School1-12
AlabamaHuntsville Greengate SchoolK-8
AlabamaMobileBright Beginnings Academy1-5
AlaskaAnchorageBridgeway Homeschool Cooperative1-12
ArizonaScottsdaleLexis Preparatory SchoolK-8
ArizonaScottsdaleOn Track Academy1-12
ArizonaScottsdaleNew Way AcademyK-12
ArkansasLittle Rock Access AcademyK-12
ArkansasLittle RockAll Children's AcademyK-8
CaliforniaBelmont Charles Armstrong School1-8
CaliforniaConcordHope Academy for Dyslexics1-8
CaliforniaCulver CityPark Century School1-8
CaliforniaDel MarWinston School4-12
CaliforniaEncinoWestmark School2-12
CaliforniaFresnoMaverick Academy4-12
CaliforniaLarkspurNorth Bridge Academy3-7
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 SchoolK-12
StateCity School Grades
ColoradoBoulderHill Side School1-9
ColoradoDenverDenver Academy1-12
ColoradoDurangoLiberty SchoolK-8
ColoradoEvergreenVertical Skills Academy1-8
ColoradoLittletonHavern SchoolK-8
ConnecticutGreenwichEagle Hill School1-8
ConnecticutLitchfieldForman School9-12
ConnecticutNorwalk Winston Preparatory School6-12
ConnecticutSouthportEagle Hill1-8
D.C.WashingtonThe Lab School1-12
Florida10 locationsCentre Academy3-12
FloridaClearwaterThe dePaul SchoolK-9
FloridaGainesvilleEinstein School2-8
FloridaJacksonvilleGRASP Academy2-7
FloridaJacksonvilleThe dePaul School1-8
FloridaLakelandRoberts Academy2-6
FloridaLongwoodPace Brantley School1-12
FloridaTallahasseeWoodland Hall Academy1-12
GeorgiaAtlantaThe Schenck SchoolK-6
GeorgiaAtlantaWardlaw SchoolK-6
GeorgiaSmyrnaCentre Academy5-12
GeorgiaRoswellSwift SchoolK-12
GeorgiaSuwaneeSage SchoolK-8
HawaiiHonoluluAssets SchoolK-12
IllinoisCarbondaleBrehm Preparatory School6-12
IllinoisChicagoHyde Park Day SchoolK-8
IllinoisChicagoWolcott School9-12
IndianaBloomingtonPinnacle SchoolK-12
IndianaIndianapolisFortune Academy1-12
KentuckyLouisvilleSummit AcademyK-8
KansasRoeland ParkHorizon Academy1-12
KansasWichitaRight Literacy Academy1-12
LouisianaBaton RougeBrighton SchoolK-12
LouisianaBaton RougeLouisiana Key AcademyK-3
StateCity School Grades
MarylandChestertownRadcliffe Creek SchoolK-8
MarylandBel AirHighlands SchoolK-10
MarylandEdgewaterThe Summit School1-8
MarylandOwings MillsJemicy School1-12
MarylandSilver SpringThe Sienna School4-12
MarylandStevensonThe Odyssey SchoolK-8
MassachusettsHardwickEagle Hill School8-12
MassachusettsLincolnCarroll School6-9
MassachusettsNorth DartmouthFriends Academy (Sally Borden program)K-8
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
StateCity School Grades
New JerseyFairfieldBanyan SchoolK-12
New JerseyHamiltonNewgrange School2-12
New JerseyLawrencevilleThe Bridge Academy2-12
New JerseyMountain LakesThe Craig School2-12
New JerseyPenningtonThe Cambridge SchoolK-12
New JerseyPrincetonThe Laurel School of Princeton1-8
New JerseyPrincetonThe Lewis SchoolK-12
New JerseyPurnellPurnell9-12
New JerseyRivertonOrchard FriendsK-10
New JerseyShort HillsThe Winston School3-8
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 CarolinaAshevilleCarolina Day SchoolK-12
North CarolinaCharlotteThe Fletcher SchoolK-12
North CarolinaDurhamHill CenterK-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
OregonPortlandEdison 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 Academy1-8
South CarolinaGreenvilleChandler SchoolK-8
South CarolinaWest ColumbiaGlen Forest SchoolK-12
South CarolinaMt. PleasantTrident AcademyK-12
South CarolinaColumbiaSand Hills1-9
StateCity School Grades
TennesseeBrentwoodThe Currey Ingram AcademyK-12
TennesseeGermantownBodine School1-6
TennesseeMcDonaldBachman Academy1-12
TexasAustinRawson Saunders1-8
TexasCarrolltonNewfound SchoolK-12
TexasDallasShelton SchoolK-12
TexasDallasDallas Academy1-12
TexasDallasOak Hill AcademyK-12
TexasEl PasoBridges Academy1-9
TexasHoustonBriarwood SchoolK-12
TexasHoustonThe Joy SchoolK-8
TexasLongviewCrisman SchoolK-12
TexasMidlandHillcrest 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

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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