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Academic Programs


FOUNDATIONS (Grades K-2) offers the youngest students the benefit of a small, nurturing environment designed for those critical first years of a child's education. 

Lower School (Grades 3-5) provides multi-sensory instruction focused on core reading, math, and writing skills while encouraging students to develop as strategic learners. 

Middle School (Grades 6-8) encourages students to develop strong learning strategies and apply those strategies across a rich, multi-disciplinary curriculum. 

Upper School (Grades 9-12) challenges students to develop mastery of the core curriculum, independent learning, and confident self-advocacy needed for college, career, and life. Upper classmen are also offered Honors, Advanced Placement, and College Courses as well as a dedicated College Guidance Office.

Student Life Programs

  • Active visual, music, and performing arts programs
  • 17 varsity sports teams in the Tri-County Independent School League
  • L.E.A.D. (Leadership Experiences, Adventure, and Discovery) Student Life Program of socials, clubs, volunteer activities, leadership opportunities, and day and overnight trips
  • Journalism through The Informer student newspaper and The Aurora yearbook
  • Leadership groups such as the Lower School Safety Patrol, Middle and Upper School Student Councils, and National Honor Society

Support Services

Grades K-12  -Individual learning profiles and assessments
 -Dedicated School Counselors
 -Wilson Reading System® Instruction- Fundations®, Wilson Reading System®, and Wilson JUST WORDS®;   Woodlynde is one of six WILSON® Accredited Partners in the country.
 -Dedicated Learning Specialists
 -Laptops loaded with assistive technology for all students, with personal laptops for home and school use       for grades 6-12
Grades K-6  -After-school CARES program
Grades 6-12  -Metacognition classes
 -After-school Homework Assistance Program

Parent Programs

Woodlynde School has a positive impact on the whole family and is a valued and committed community leader and resource. The Woodlynde School Literacy Institute presents free speakers, panels, and workshops comprised of regional and national experts in the field of learning differences for Woodlynde families, educational and medical professionals, and those in the greater Philadelphia region. Past speakers and events include Dr. Ned Hallowell, Dr. Tamar Chansky, Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, Dr. Jennifer Jackson Holden, and dyslexia simulations presented by PBIDA.

Woodlynde School

445 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087-5498
Tel: 610.687.9660 
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 Kindergarten, elementary, middle 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 Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), 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.