Woodlynde School

445 Upper Gulph Road
Wayne, PA 19087-0190
Tel: (610)687-9660
Grades: K-12 | 255 students
Woodlynde is one of the oldest and most successful independent, college preparatory schools, grades K-12, in the Philadelphia area for students with diverse learning styles.  Located in Wayne/Strafford, PA, Woodlynde offers a multi-sensory and differentiated approach to individual learning needs while offering a challenging academic curriculum, a competitive and inclusive athletic program, as well as comprehensive art, music, and drama programs.
100% of the graduates are accepted to a college of their choice.
For information, please visit www.woodlynde.org.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported • Serving students with a variety of common learning differences, Executive Function Disorder, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, math-based learning differences or students who need smaller classes and a more structured environment for academic suc
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 255 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Woodlynde School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Dorinda Shank
Admissions Associate Abbey Leaman


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Drama, Art, Athletics, School Newspaper, Yearbook, and Community Service Drama, Art, Athletics, Yearbook, School Newspaper,
and Community Service,

School Notes:

  • Woodlynde School is an independent co-educational day school located in Strafford, PA. It is one of the oldest and most successful college prep programs for students in grades one through twelve with learning differences in the Philadelphia area. Woodlynde offers the learning strategies that will help students navigate their education and provides them with a repertoire of specific skills and confidence that will empower them as learners. At Woodlynde there are many avenues to experience success in and out of the classroom. Small class size and multi-sensory instruction, including assistive technology, enables students to achieve their potential, with 100% of Woodlynde graduates receiving acceptance to a college of their choice. Woodlynde students have the opportunity to participate in AP courses as well as the National Honor Society. The school also offers competitive athletics programs for boys and girls beginning in grade five. Outstanding programs in music, drama, art, photography, and technology are also available.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Devon Preparatory School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Armenian Sisters Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Armenian Sisters Academy (0 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Radnor
    Armenian Sisters Academy
    Montessori School (Christian)
    Grades: NS-8 | 138 students
    0 miles
    440 Upper Gulph Rd
    Radnor, PA 19087
  • Wayne
    Goddard School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 59 students
    0.4 miles
    95 Crestline Rd
    Wayne, PA 19087
  • Strafford
    Our Lady Of The Assumption Preschool & Kdgn
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-K | 90 students
    0.6 miles
    135 Fairfield Ln
    Strafford, PA 19087
  • Devon
    Devon Preparatory School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-12 | 259 students
    0.8 miles
    363 N. Valley Forge Road
    Devon, PA 19333
  • Wayne
    Heritage School
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-K | 206 students
    0.8 miles
    651 N Wayne Avenue
    Wayne, PA 19087

School Reviews

This school changed my life-not only did it make me believe in myself academically but I met people amongst both the students and teachers and now that I have graduated I am still close with both. I had so much fun at this school, and will always cherish my time spent there. This school turned a bullied,unhappy,"stupid",kid with no confidence into a happy,hardworking,confident college student. It''s an amazing, one of a kind place.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 08/04/14
This school changed my daughter''s life. They helped to actualize her potential and learn to think of herself as the smart, competant student that she really is. Watching her find her strengths and try on different roles has been such a joy for us.
- Posted by Parent, 10/27/12
My son attends Woodlynde, and for the first time he "loves" going to school. He comes home and asks to do his homework. The staff goes above and beyond to support whatever it is your child needs to be successful and enjoy learning. The faculty profile impressed me with their high degrees of education, experience, and multiple specialties. The kids are Woodlynde are 100% College bound, college ready! That''s more than most schools can boast. Most of all...I have a child who is intellectually curious, and he is challenged in areas he''s strong in, and they work with him on any subjects he''s weak in. If he doesn''t learn it one way, they teach him using a different method until it "clicks." And it will "click" at Woodlynde! Our family is at peace knowing our son is at such a great school!
- Posted by Parent, 10/27/12

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