Marburn Academy

  • Marburn Academy is an independent, co-educational, day school with 35 years of experience teaching students in grades 2-12 who learn differently due to ADHD, Dyslexia, and Executive Function issues. Marburn is the only Central Ohio school with its entire academic and co-curricular program designed to address the full range of unique learning needs and personal development for students with learning differences.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Orton Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
Grades Offered Grades 2-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia; ADHD; Executive Function Issues
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 229 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Marburn Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Financial assistance available
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Celeste Stevenson
Admissions Associate Shari Wolfe


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
ClimbingCross Country,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Drama Productions, Lego Club, Robotics Club, Robotics Team Lego Club, Robotics Club, Robotics Team, Drama Productions,

School Notes

At Marburn, we have a rich history of helping students overcome their academic challenges and developing a strong sense of self-confidence. The dual focus of Marburn's program places equal emphasis on developing and restoring skills in reading, writing, spelling, math, organization, and self-management skills, while simultaneoulsy providing challenge in a student's areas of strength. The curriculum is designed to teach critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and not simply memorized facts.

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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