The dePaul School For Dyslexia

  • Full-time program, K - grade 8.  The dePaul School for Dyslexia provides an alternative educational experience for children with languaged based learning differences and attention deficits. Studemts are taught in small classes structured to help promote personal success through evaluation, assessment and specialized instruction.
  • dePaul School is a non-profit 501(c)(3)agency - non-denominational Private School - small class sizes - researched-based, multi-sensory, strutured linguistics program.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Language-based Learning Differences, ADHA, ADD, Processing Disorder
Year Founded1983
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesPlease call for tuition.

Student Body

Total Students72 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The dePaul School For Dyslexia Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size7 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniforms, pants,shorts, skirts- navy blue, Polo shirts - royal blue and red (middle school))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMay. 31 / Aug. 8 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,200
Tuition NotesdePaul accepts McKay Scholarship and offers limited Scholarships
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorVicki Howell, Head of School
Admissions AssociateAnne Boortz


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
Track and Field

School Notes

  • The dePaul School for Dyslexia provides an alternative educational experience for children with language based learning disabilities and attention deficits. Individuals are taught in programs structured to help promote personal success through evaluation, assessment and specialized instruction. The dePaul School Summer Reading Camp focuses on improving basic reading and literacy skills. Each student receives instruction in dePaul Structured Linguistics, Auditory Discrimination and Reading. As the program is designed for students struggling with reading, writing, spelling or experiencing learning difficulties, admission screening may be required to determine eligibility. The dePaul School was founded in 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky and was locally established in 1983 to provide an educational facility for students who are recognized to have learning differences, especially dyslexia. A full-time school curriculum is provided for these students. Classes are small, highly structured, sequential, teacher directed and paced to maintain the interest and attention of the student. We make no promises as to the rate of achievement of our students. In an environment structured to these real needs, they move as rapidly as possible. Some students have needed only a year of specialized instruction; most students have required more than that. Daily P.E. classes cover the sports listed on the Sports List plus additional exercises.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
My daughter attended DePaul School the years of 2014 and 2015. She went in not retaining a single sentence she read and leaving being able to attain a full page. I was VERY HAPPY with the education my daughter received. My daughter is now back in a mainstream school and is able to maintain very good grades and keep up with her classmates. DePaul gave her her confidence and self esteem back. I would HIGHLY recommend DePaul School. The staff is excellent. Jason Trieloff
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This school really helped me a lot. They have smaller class rooms so the tea hers can have one on one time if you don't understand the lesson. And in the delta program (middle school) you can rent out an iPad for the school year and starting in the school year of 2012 ever classroom will have a smart board. And all the staff are super nice. If you are look for a school for your child then you should look here.
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I am the guardian of a child that has been struggling in school. She attended DePaul's summer school and was a different child with the care, nurturing and education she received in this short time. She improved drastically in reading comprehension, sound out new words and her cursive writing. What a difference this school made in her self esteem. She was always eager to go to school and came home happy. Her story writing was awesome, such creativity was shown in each story she wrote. A+++++ for this experience. Thanks you DePaul.
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My daughter struggled in the public school system. I enrolled her in the dePaul school, and she has excelled in a very short time. The one on one instruction, and ability of the staff to adapt and help the child learn is fantastic.
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Love the personal touch. My child has really been able to open up, grow and mature. Very loving environment.
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