Application Process

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  • 1. Get to Know Woodlynde

    We know every family is different, so we offer many ways for you to learn about Woodlynde School. Complete our inquiry form and you’ll have the option to schedule a virtual information session, private tour, or phone call with our admissions team!

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  • 2. Submit Application and Evaluation

    Complete the online application form and upload or email a copy of a psychoeducational evaluation completed within the last two years.This will help the school best determine if we are a mutually-appropriate fit for your child.

    Note: Psychoeducational testing is a requirement for applicants in grades 3-12. FOUNDATIONS K-2 applicants should send documentation of readiness skills.

    If you have questions about our requirements for psychoeducational testing, don’t hesitate to email us.

    A completed application also includes:
    • Teacher Recommendation Forms 
    • Official school transcripts, report cards, progress reports from your child's current school
    Upon submitting the online application and evaluation, our team will be in touch. Once your application has been processed, you’ll have access to the record request and teacher recommendation forms in the admissions portal. You can work on gathering these documents after you’ve submitted the application and evaluation.

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  • 3. Schedule a School Visit

    • Once our team has received your child’s application and psychoeducational testing, mission-appropriate applicants will be invited to schedule a visit. A school visit will enable your child to better understand the Woodlynde experience. It provides us with an informal evaluation of your child's academic, social, and emotional strengths and needs and assists us in making the best decision regarding your child's application.
    • Summer applicants may be encouraged to attend our summer program

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  • 4. Apply for Tuition Assistance (optional)

    Families may apply for tuition assistance at the time of application to the school. The tuition assistance review process for current Woodlynde School families begins in November. New families are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance in January. Visit our tuition page for more information about the Clarity tuition assistance application.

Contact Admissions

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    Marybeth Spencer 

    Chief Educational Officer, Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner

How are decisions made?

The Admissions Committee makes a thorough review of each individual's application to determine if Woodlynde is an appropriate fit for the applicant. Families will be notified in a timely fashion of Admissions decisions.

Woodlynde School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, disability, creed, or religion in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid and loan policies, employment policies, or athletic and other school programs.
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.