Camperdown Academy

Camperdown Academy enables bright dyslexic students to achieve their maximum academic potential and provides educational outreach to help the community engage the full talents of dyslexic students and adults. The multi-sensory, individualized approach to education results in a 98.8% high school graduation rate for alumni. The school is recognized as one of the Top 50 Best Private Schools for Special Needs, and it is one of only a handful of schools nationwide accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy as both a training and teaching institution.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Orton Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia
Year Founded1986
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$1,800
Summer Program Cost NotesMore information about Camp Creekside can be found on the website.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students182 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Camperdown Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(solid colored pants and solid colored polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,000
Tuition Notes$24,650 for grades 3-8 $20,550 for grades 1-2
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Admissions DirectorBecky Zawadzki


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballGolf,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Late Stay options

School Notes

  • Students receive targeted instruction based on their learning profile. With a schoolwide student to teacher ratio of 3:1, teaching is individualized with a focus on the child learning how to advocate for his or her own educational needs. Camperdown Academy accepts applications year-round. More information can be found by visiting the website.

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