The Kildonan School

425 Morse Hill Road,
Amenia, NY, 12501-0125
Tel: (845)373-2012
Grades: 2 - 12 | 91 students
Kildonan is a co-educational day and boarding school for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.
Kildonan serves day students in grades 2-12 and boarding students in grades 7-12.
Founded in 1969, Kildonan offers one-to-one daily Orton-Gillingham tutoring, a college-preparatory curriculum, and small, multisensory subject matter classes.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 2 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Language-based LD
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 91 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 4%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade The Kildonan School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Lands End School Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $63,800
Tuition Notes $63,800 7-day boarding; $61,300 5-day boarding;$46,900 day student; $37,100 elementary
Average Financial Aid Grant $15,000
Admissions Director Beth A. Rainey

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, WeightliftingBasketballEquestrian,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
SnowboardingSoccer,
TennisWeightlifting,

School Notes:

  • The Kildonan School is a coeducational day and boarding school for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences. Located in Amenia, NY, halfway between NYC and Albany, Kildonan accepts students with average to above-average intelligence who may be frustrated in school because of their learning difference (i.e. difficulty with reading, spelling, and/or writing). Serving grades 2-12. The school's mission is to empower students with dyslexia to reach their potential by increasing self-esteem and academic motivation. Each student's schedule includes daily one-on-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring and small, college-preparatory subject matter classes. The school has well developed arts and athletic programs and an immensely popular ski/snowboard program. Five minutes away from Metro-North, Kildonan offers 7-day boarding, 5-day boarding, and day options. During the summer, Kildonan hosts the esteemed academic summer camp, Dunnabeck at Kildonan, for students ages 8-16.
  • Profile last updated: 01/16/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Millbrook School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Indian Mountain School (5.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Indian Mountain School (5.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended June 25, 2013 - The best school of its type . Learning differently students are given their confidence back by a host of caring , loving , supportive miracle workers . Each is a part in the process . Academics , sports , the arts , hands on projects , college prep and more it''s all here . May Kildonan help forever! - Posted by Parent

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