The de Paul School

The de Paul School Photo #1 - Located in the heart of the historic Highlands neighborhood, The de Paul School serves students from 40+ zip codes in the greater Louisville, Kentucky region
  • The de Paul School teaches students with learning differences how to learn, how to become independent, and how to succeed.
  • We offer a 50-Year history of acclaimed and impacting instruction in structured literacy, unlocking student brilliance in reading and writing.
  • The broad and challenging course of study includes reading, spelling, writing, literature, mathematics, science, social studies, computer skills, physical education, social skills and values, and library skills.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Other special emphasis association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences, ADD / ADHD or Attentional Difficulties, Organizational Difficulties, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia / Mathematics-based Difficulties, Auditory Processing Difficulties, Mild Sensory Integration Disorder
Year Founded1970
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$500
Summer Program Cost NotesThis is for a two-week session with all supplies included.

Student Body

Total Students160 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 8%
Students by GradeThe de Paul School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Collared shirts, nice slacks or skirts, respectable and professional appearance)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,100
Tuition NotesTuition actually ranges from $8100 to $17,100 and financial assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorErin Whicker
Admissions AssociateCarlos Mason Wehby


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Swimming, VolleyballBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,

School Notes

  • One of the nation's preeminent independent schools for students with language-based learning differences, ADHD, processing disorders, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia.  We remediate student deficits and therefore prepare them for academic and social successes in their next schools.  Over 95% of our students depart for their schools of first choce!  Call or visit to learn more about The de Paul Difference!

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