Woodlynde School

Woodlynde is one of the oldest and most successful independent, college-prep schools for K-12 students who learn differently in the Delaware Valley. At Woodlynde School, students gain access to caring experts in education, thrive in our nurturing environment, benefit from specialized teaching methods and strategies, rise to the challenge of our college prep curriculum, and emerge with the tools and self-confidence to be successful and happy in college, career, and life.
Typically, 100% of graduates are accepted to colleges of their choice, with many going on to pursue advanced degrees.  For information, please visit www.woodlynde.org.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Woodlynde School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language or Math-based learning differences, dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, executive function disorder, auditory processing disorder
Year Founded
1976
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 26%

Academics and Faculty

Number of AP Courses
1 course
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP English Literature and Composition
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Jennifer Miles

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Board Games Club, Horseback riding, Lego Club, Outdoors Club, School Newspaper, Science Explorers, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

Woodlynde School is an independent co-educational college prep school located in suburban Philadelphia for intelligent, talented students with learning differences. Many of our students have been diagnosed with language- or math-based learning differences (such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia), executive function disorder, ADD/ADHD, or auditory processing disorder, while others simply need a small classroom environment in which to be successful.

Programs we offer:
  • Rigorous academics in a college prep setting
  • A dynamic writing program
  • Daily use of the Wilson Reading Systemin Lower School and WILSON support as needed in grades 6-12
  • Honors sections in Upper School
  • Robust arts, athletics, and student life programs that support whole-child development
  • Laptops loaded with assistive technologyfor all students, with peronal laptops for home and school use in grades 6-12
  • Instruction in organization, study skills, and time management
  • Metacognition classes teaching students to learn how they learn best
  • Extra help within and beyond the school day
  • Individualized guidance for college placement
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Woodlynde School often compared to?
Woodlynde Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hill Top Preparatory School, Delaware Valley Friends School by visitors of our site.
Does Woodlynde School offer a summer program?
Yes, Woodlynde School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Woodlynde School offer?
Woodlynde School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. Woodlynde School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Woodlynde School?
The application deadline for Woodlynde School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
Woodlynde School has been a blessing to our whole family and especially our child. Transferring to Woodlynde has provided our child with a chance to build self-confidence and actually believe success is in their future. Having a safe place to self-advocate and be listened to by teachers that care how their students learn instead of blaming the student because they learn differently and don`t fix the cookie-cutter model. We are very, very thankful that our child has been given this opportunity, to see smiles on their face, not tears!
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5  
Woodlynde is the best school in the Philadelphia area for learning differences I have been at Woodlynde school for 3 years. And I really like it. And we have a lot of different opportunities for electives. And Traveling around we are traveling around the world. And fun trips also we severe k through 12 grade. WOODLYNDE BUILT THE NEW 21 century. In addition, Come takes a tour of one of our open houses. And will still transforming won't WAIT
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5  
Woodlynde School provides a very nurturing environment. Teachers are caring and engaging. There is no greater feeling than dropping off your child, knowing they are with people who see the best in them and bring out the best in them. (My daughter has been at Woodlynde for seven years now!)
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5  
Woodlynde has changed the course of our kid's life for the better. Best decision we ever made in enrolling both of them!
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5  
My son attends Woodlynde, and for the first time he "loves" going to school. He comes home and asks to do his homework. The staff goes above and beyond to support whatever it is your child needs to be successful and enjoy learning. The faculty profile impressed me with their high degrees of education, experience, and multiple specialties. The kids are Woodlynde are 100% College bound, college ready! That's more than most schools can boast. Most of all...I have a child who is intellectually curious, and he is challenged in areas he's strong in, and they work with him on any subjects he's weak in. If he doesn't learn it one way, they teach him using a different method until it "clicks." And it will "click" at Woodlynde! Our family is at peace knowing our son is at such a great school!
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5  
This school changed my daughter's life. They helped to actualize her potential and learn to think of herself as the smart, competant student that she really is. Watching her find her strengths and try on different roles has been such a joy for us.
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5  
This school changed my life-not only did it make me believe in myself academically but I met people amongst both the students and teachers and now that I have graduated I am still close with both. I had so much fun at this school, and will always cherish my time spent there. This school turned a bullied,unhappy,"stupid",kid with no confidence into a happy,hardworking,confident college student. It's an amazing, one of a kind place.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Delaware County, PA is $26,971 for elementary schools and $32,388 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Delaware County, PA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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