Rolph Literacy Academy

RLA is a one-of-its-kind teaching laboratory school for children with dyslexia ages 5-9. Our goal is to teach children how to read, write, and spell successfully so they are able to integrate back into mainstream schools within a few years. Students participate in a full day comprehensive curriculum, centered around evidence-based educational practices.
Special emphasis is placed on STEAM and the arts.
RLA`s class sizes are small, offering a one-to-four instructional ratio in our literacy classes.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia, reading difficulties
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
70 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
4 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Aug. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Scholarships available. Otherwise our tuition is $1200/month.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Denice Kuhns

School Notes

  • Hours: 8:20-3:20
  • Rolph Literacy Academy (RLA) is an all-day intervention private education institution that teaches children starting at ages 5-7 with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. We teach the Alphabetic Phonics program to our students, which is a research-based proven method of teaching children how to read, write and spell.
  • RLA opened in 2014 with the goal of teaching literacy. The new definition of literacy includes the use of language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture. The students at RLA not only learn to read, write and spell, but they also attendmath, science, social studies, physical education, music, drama, and art classes.
  • Rolph Literacy Academy teaches neurodiverse students in the way their brains need to learn, using Alphabetic Phonics (AP.)AP is an ungraded, multisensory curriculum, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, that teaches the structure of the English language. This phonetic program teaches reading, handwriting, spelling, verbal and written expression and comprehension by simultaneously engaging the visual, auditory and kinesthetic modalities. Class size is limited to 4 students per teacher ensuring individualized attention for each child.
  • Since Rolph LIteracy Academy is an intervention school, the time a student spends at RLA varies. Once a child has mastered the skills necessary for success in reading, he/she will be able to transition to a more traditional school setting.

    Objectives of Rolph Literacy Academy:
  • 1) Perfect the ideal educational environment and approachfor young children with dyslexia,including instruction, materials, and exposure to all academic areas.
  • 2) Balance remediation with a rich and stimulating curriculum that identifies and nurtures the child`s strengths and talents;
  • 3) Promote hands-on experiential and pragmatic learning, allowing children to significantly improve their individual literacy skills while building educational aptitude in math, science, the arts, technology, social studies, and leadership.
  • 4) Offer a specialized educational choice for students and parents.
  • 5) Maintain astate-of-art training facilityfor teachers to ensurethey have the skills and knowledge to effectively provide literacy remediation.
  • 6) Establish a "state-of-the-science" premier educational program in Wichita, Kansas, with a mission to provide education and awareness about dyslexia. Our goal- "All Kids Reading-All Kids Succeeding."
  • 7) Mainstream children who have received early and successful intervention for dyslexia back into parochial, public or private schools

    If you would like to learn more information about Rolph Literacy Academy or have questions about enrollment, contact us at 316-684-7323
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rolph Literacy Academy cost?
Rolph Literacy Academy's tuition is approximately $11,800 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Rolph Literacy Academy?
The acceptance rate of Rolph Literacy Academy is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 93%. Rolph Literacy Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Kansas with low acceptance rates.
What is Rolph Literacy Academy's ranking?
Rolph Literacy Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kansas for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Highest percentage of students of color.
When is the application deadline for Rolph Literacy Academy?
The application deadline for Rolph Literacy Academy is Aug. 1.

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The average private school tuition in Wichita, KS is $7,343 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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