The dePaul School For Dyslexia

2747 Sunset Point Road
Clearwater, FL 33759-0337
     Tel: (727)796-7679
Grades: K - 8 | 68 students
The dePaul School for Dyslexia provides an alternative educational experience for  youth, and children with learning disabilities and attention deficits.
Individuals are taught in programs structured to help promote personal success through evaluation, assessment and specialized instruction.
The dePaul School Summer Reading Camp focuses on improving basic reading and literacy skills.
Each student receives instruction in dePaul Structured Linguistics, Auditory Discrimination and Reading.
As the program is designed for students struggling with reading or experiencing learning difficulties, admission screening may be required to determine eligibility.
The dePaul School was founded in 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky and was locally established in 1983 to provide an educational facility for students who are recognized to have learning differences, especially dyslexia.
A full-time school curriculum is provided for these students with the expressed intention of returning them as quickly as possible to the ongoing educational system - be that public, private, or parochial.
We make no promises as to the rate of achievement of our students.
In an environment structured to these real needs, they move as rapidly as possible.
Some students have needed only a year of specialized instruction; most students have required more than that.
Daily P.E. classes cover the sports listed on the Sports List plus additional excersises.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Learning Differences, ADHA, ADD
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 68 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 45%
Average Class Size 7 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniforms, pants,shorts, skirts- navy blue, Polo shirts - royal blue and red (middle school))

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline May. 31 / Aug. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,900
Tuition Notes dePaul accepts McKay Scholarship and offers limited Scholarships
% on Financial Aid 25%
Admissions Director Vicki Howell, Head of School
Admissions Associate Anne Boortz


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
Track and Field

School Notes:

Full-time program, K - grade 8. The dePaul School for Dyslexia provides an alternative educational experience for children with learning differences and attention deficits. Individuals are taught in classes structured to help promote personal success through evaluation, assessment and specialized instruction. - non-profit 501(c)(3)agency - non-denominational Private School - small class sizes - researched-based, multi-sensory, strutured linguistics program

Profile last updated: 01/29/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Calvary Christian High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Countryside Christian Academy (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Countryside Christian Academy (1 miles away)
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School Reviews

8 months ago
I am the guardian of a child that has been struggling in school. She attended DePaul''s summer school and was a different child with the care, nurturing and education she received in this short time. She improved drastically in reading comprehension, sound out new words and her cursive writing. What a difference this school made in her self esteem. She was always eager to go to school and came home happy. Her story writing was awesome, such creativity was shown in each story she wrote. A+++++ for this experience. Thanks you DePaul.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
My daughter struggled in the public school system. I enrolled her in the dePaul school, and she has excelled in a very short time. The one on one instruction, and ability of the staff to adapt and help the child learn is fantastic.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Love the personal touch. My child has really been able to open up, grow and mature. Very loving environment.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
This school really helped me a lot. They have smaller class rooms so the tea hers can have one on one time if you don''t understand the lesson. And in the delta program (middle school) you can rent out an iPad for the school year and starting in the school year of 2012 ever classroom will have a smart board. And all the staff are super nice. If you are look for a school for your child then you should look here.
- Posted by Student/Alumni

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