Marburn Academy

Marburn Academy is a not-for-profit, independent day school devoted to serving the educational needs of bright students with learning differences such as Dyslexia, Executive Function difficulties and attention issues.
Marburn is the only school in Central Ohio with academic and co-curricular programs designed to address the full range of unique learning and personal development needs of students with these learning differences.
Opened with 12 students, Marburn now educates over 300 students year-round.
Marburn is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS) and is one of only 14 schools in the nation to have its language instruction program accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia; ADHD; Executive Function Issues
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
Please see our website for information regarding our programs.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
282 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Marburn Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Financial assistance is available. Marburn Academy also accepts the Jon Peterson Special Needs and Autism Scholarships.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Celeste Stevenson
Admissions Associate
Shetal Parikh



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Key Club, Lego Club, Minecraft Club, Robotics Club, Robotics Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Creative Arts Magazine, Drama Productions

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Girls on the Run, Voyageurs, Yoga

School Notes

At Marburn Academy, we celebrate students who learn differently, empowering them to awaken their potential, to achieve success in school and life, and to effect positive change in our communities. We have a rich history of helping students overcome their academic challenges while developing a strong sense of self-confidence. Remediating skill deficits, building self-awareness and self-advocacy, and developing thinking skills are the main objectives when addressing new students' needs.

Marburn constantly refines its teaching methods to incorporate the latest findings from the fields of education, cognitive science, and brain research as they apply to the unique learning needs of our students. The goal of the curriculum is to enable students with dyslexia or ADHD to realize and fulfill their academic, social, and emotional potential.

Teachers are extensively trained in the multisensory, diagnostic, and prescriptive Orton-Gillingham approach that is widely recognized as the preferred method for teaching reading and writing to children with language learning differences. In addition, our comprehensive mathematics curriculum experientially teaches concepts and problem-solving skills.

Marburn Academy is designed specifically to meet the needs of students who:
  • Are of average to superior intelligence
  • Struggle with the complexities of Dyslexia, ADHD, Executive Function issues, or other language learning disorders; and
  • Are free of primary behavioral or emotional issues.
Marburn Academy provides the finest college preparatory education for students in grades 2-12 who learn differently. 

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