Woodlynde School

5.00 (3 reviews)
445 Upper Gulph Road
Strafford, PA 19087-0190
Tel: (610)687-9660
Grades: K-12 | 255 students
Woodlynde is one of the oldest and most successful independent, college-prep schools for K-12 students who learn differently in the Delaware Valley. At Woodlynde School, students gain access to caring experts in education, thrive in our nurturing environment, benefit from specialized teaching methods and strategies, rise to the challenge of our college prep curriculum, and emerge with the tools and self-confidence to be successful and happy in college, career, and life.
Typically, 100% of graduates are accepted to colleges of their choice, with many going on to pursue advanced degrees.
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
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language or Math-based learning differences, dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, executive function disorder, auditory processing disorder
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 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses 1 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP English Literature and Composition
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Kristen Tabun
Admissions Associate Kristin McMurrer


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


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

School Notes

Woodlynde School is an independent co-educational college prep school located in suburban Philadelphia for intelligent, talented students with learning differences. Many of our students have been diagnosed with language- or math-based learning differences (such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia), executive function disorder, ADD/ADHD, or auditory processing disorder, while others simply need a small classroom environment in which to be successful. 

Programs we offer:
  • Rigorous academics in a college prep setting
  • A dynamic writing program
  • Daily use of the Wilson Reading System in Lower School and WILSON support as needed in grades 6-12
  • Honors sections in Upper School
  • Robust arts, athletics, and student life programs that support whole-child development
  • Laptops loaded with assistive technology for all students, with peronal laptops for home and school use in grades 6-12
  • Instruction in organization, study skills, and time management
  • Metacognition classes teaching students to learn how they learn best
  • Extra help within and beyond the school day
  • Individualized guidance for college placement
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School Reviews

   5.00 out of 5 (3 reviews)
5.0 Stars   05/17/16
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!
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5.0 Stars   05/17/16
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.
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5.0 Stars   05/17/16
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.
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The average private school tuition in Delaware County, PA is $22,563 for elementary schools and $27,579 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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