Application Process

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  • 1. Request Information

    Request an information packet by calling Jennifer in the Woodlynde Admissions Office at 610.293.6554. Or you may use our online Admissions Inquiry Form. Please note applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

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  • 2. Attend an Open House

    Our monthly Admissions Open Houses are held from October through May and in July on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:45 a.m.

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  • 3. Submit Evaluation

    Submit the results 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.

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  • 4. Submit a Complete Application

    A complete application includes:
    • Application form
    • $100 application fee (non-refundable) - check payable to Woodlynde School
    • Teacher Recommendation Forms
    • Official school transcripts, report cards, progress reports from your child's current school 
    • Complete tuition assistance paperwork.

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  • 5. Schedule a School 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.

Contact Admissions

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  • Photo of Kathryn McElheny

    Kathryn McElheny 

    Director of Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Jennifer Miles

    Jennifer Miles 

    Director of Admissions

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.