Marburn Academy

ABOUT MARBURN ACADEMY Marburn Academy is an independent day school devoted to serving the educational needs of bright students who learn differently due to dyslexia, executive function difficulties, and attention challenges.
Marburn is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS) and is one of only 18 schools in the nation to have its language instruction program accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 245 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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 Details

Student Body

Total Students
245 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Marburn Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
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.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Please see our website for information regarding our programs.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Shetal Parikh
Admissions Associate
Megan Hopkins



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Craft Club, Key Club, Lego Club, Minecraft Club, Robotics Club, Robotics Team, ROX (Ruling Our Experiences)

Arts and Music Programs:
Dramatic Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

At MarburnAcademy, we celebrate students who learn differently, empowering them to awaken their potential, to achieve success in school and life, and to drive positive change in our communities.

At Marburn, we understand the distinct academic, social, and emotional needs of our students and celebrate their individual learning styles. Our program focuses on meeting students where they are, understanding their strengths and challenges, and providing a safe, positive learning environment where they can experience success. Our primary goals are to:
  • grow specific core academic skills based on student deficits;
  • work with students to support and grow essential executive function skills;
  • provide personalized attention for each student; and
  • provide opportunities for developing confidence, self-advocacy, and self-awareness.
When students` skill deficits approach grade level, they move forward into building their capacity to employ new skills independently, tackle more demanding tasks, and work in larger groups with less individual attention and support.The ultimate goal is always to encourage and support students with learning differences as they acquire the skills, self-knowledge, and strength of character they need to be successful.

Marburn constantly refines its teaching methods to incorporateevidence-based instructional practices that are designed for our population of students. Connections with researchers who provide consultations on current studies and implementation strategies help drive Marburn's curriculum. The goal of the curriculum is to enable students who learn differently 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, Marburn's comprehensive mathematics curriculum experientially teaches concepts and problem-solving skills.

Please contact us to learn more about how a Marburn education may support your child who learns differently. Financial aid is available.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Marburn Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Marburn Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Marburn Academy offer?
Marburn Academy offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Martial Arts, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Marburn Academy?
The application deadline for Marburn Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 245 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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