The Kildonan School

Kildonan is a co-educational day and boarding school for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.
Kildonan serves day students in grades 2-12 and boarding students in grades 7-12.
Founded in 1969, Kildonan offers one-to-one daily Orton-Gillingham tutoring, a college-preparatory curriculum, and small, multisensory subject matter classes.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-12
  • Students: 64 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $63,800
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 2-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language-based LD
Year Founded
1969
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
64 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
The Kildonan School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Lands End School Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$63,800 7-day boarding; $61,300 5-day boarding;$46,900 day student; $37,100 elementary
Average Financial Aid Grant
$15,000

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School Notes

  • The Kildonan School is a coeducational day and boarding school for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences. Located in Amenia, NY, halfway between NYC and Albany, Kildonan accepts students with average to above-average intelligence who may be frustrated in school because of their learning difference (i.e. difficulty with reading, spelling, and/or writing). Serving grades 2-12. The school's mission is to empower students with dyslexia to reach their potential by increasing self-esteem and academic motivation. Each student's schedule includes daily one-on-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring and small, college-preparatory subject matter classes. The school has well developed arts and athletic programs and an immensely popular ski/snowboard program. Five minutes away from Metro-North, Kildonan offers 7-day boarding, 5-day boarding, and day options. During the summer, Kildonan hosts the esteemed academic summer camp, Dunnabeck at Kildonan, for students ages 8-16.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
This school has changed our son's life. He has a new love of learning. We have seen such progress since sending our son to Kildonan. They also offer wonderful arts and music programs. My son cannot wait to go to school in the morning. Teachers are wonderful and caring. Small classroom size is a plus!
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5  
Kildonan and camp Dunnabeck changed our son's life. I'm not sure what their magic formula is, but after starting at Dunnabeck, and continuing as a full-time boarder at Kildonan, he found himself and flourished academically and socially. An extraordinary group of people run this school, and we will be forever in their debt.
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5  
The best school of its type . Learning differently students are given their confidence back by a host of caring , loving , supportive miracle workers . Each is a part in the process . Academics , sports , the arts , hands on projects , college prep and more it's all here . May Kildonan help forever!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-12
  • Students: 64 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $63,800
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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