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.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage or Math-based learning differences, dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, executive function disorder, auditory processing disorder
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Students273 students
Student Body Typen/a
Students by Grade Woodlynde School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Number of AP Courses1 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP English Literature and Composition
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesRanges from 20,000-35,625
% on Financial Aid
29%
Admissions DirectorKristen Tabun
Admissions AssociateKristin Anderson

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.and Community Service, Art, Athletics, Drama, School Newspaper, Yearbook

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 System in 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 technology for 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
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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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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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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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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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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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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