Upper School

Course Offerings

Curriculum Highlights

Metacognition Program
Our Metacognition Program helps each student "learn how they learn" by understanding and sharing their unique learning strengths and needs, providing them with the self-awareness and self-advocacy required for success in college.

College Guidance Program
Starting in the spring of grade 11, our Director of College Guidance holds several individual meetings with each student and his or her family to assist them in finding the student's best fit college.

Writing Courses
All students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 take year-long writing courses that meet every other day, as effective writing skills are a critical component of college success.

Core Curriculum
Woodlynde students must complete four years each of English, History, and Mathematics and at least three years each of Science and World Languages. Seniors choose to take a fourth year of either Science or World Language. Many choose to take a fourth year of both.

Honors and Advanced Placement Courses
Honors sections move more quickly and go more in-depth than our standard college-prep sections and are available at every grade level in English, History, Mathematics, and Science. Seniors may take AP English. Independent study options are also available and are evaluated and arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Extracurricular Requirement
Activities and Athletics are integral parts of school life as they develop talents, build social skills, and foster school pride. Every student must participate in at least one approved extracurricular activity each year, although many choose to pursue other interests beyond the requirement. Most students join one of our sports teams, participate in drama productions, write for The Informer school newspaper, or perform 50 hours of community service.

Dual-Enrollment Courses
Qualifying seniors have the opportunity to earn college credits while at Woodlynde via a dual-enrollment partnership with Cabrini University and Landmark College.
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.