Design For Learning Differences School

  • DLD-Sycamore School is a private, non-profit school, serving students with learning difficulties from the greater metropolitan area of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Often these students have average or higher intelligence and abilities, but may be falling behind or experiencing failure in school.
  • Students in grades 1-12 are enrolled in a comprehensive academic program that is offered in a day-school setting.
  • The school year begins in July and has followed a year-round quarter system since its inception.
  • DLD's staff is experienced in working with youngsters with learning differences.
  • They are highly trained and skilled, and are committed, dedicated, and caring professionals, who incorporate Christian values into their teaching standards.
  • Certified and non-certified personnel work in the intimate and nurturing environment of the school.
  • The alternative high school program offers an independent study curriculum that is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Students who complete the four-year course of study receive a diploma signifying attainment of the required number of hours of credit.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 2-12

Student Body

Total Students44 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade Design For Learning Differences School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Albuquerque
    Pathways Academy
    Pathways Academy Photo - Our goal is to help struggling students find success. Many students struggle with behaviors that cause classroom problems. We work on behavior as well as academics in a non-therapeutic setting.
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 22 students
    7.8 miles
    201 University Blvd NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
    (505)341-0555
    7.8 K-12
    22
  • Albuquerque
    Grades: 6-12 | 495 students
    9.8 miles
    4000 Bosque School Road Nw
    Albuquerque, NM 87120
    (505)898-6388
    9.8 6-12
    495
  • Albuquerque
    Menaul School
    (Presbyterian)
    Grades: 6-12 | 208 students
    7.4 miles
    301 Menaul Blvd NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87107
    (505)341-7250
    7.4 6-12
    208
  • Albuquerque
    Grades: NS-12 | 69 students
    11.4 miles
    6013 Paradise Blvd Nw
    Albuquerque, NM 87114
    (505)898-4508
    11.4 NS-12
    69
  • Albuquerque
    Grades: PK-8 | 152 students
    4.8 miles
    7201b Montgomery Blvd Ne
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    (505)872-0777
    4.8 PK-8
    152

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The average private school tuition in Albuquerque, NM is $6,928 for elementary schools and $15,203 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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