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Faculty Instruction & Teaching Methods

Woodlynde's expert faculty are both seasoned professionals and more recent graduates, meaning they are well-versed in working with students who learn differently and are immersed in the latest evidence-based teaching methods. All are invaluable resources to their colleagues as well as to the classroom experience, and all are engaged in extensive professional development to continuously hone their knowledge, skills, and passion for working with Woodlynde students.

Woodlynde maintains a high standard of excellence in all that it does, with a commitment to providing the latest in PROVEN instructional methods listed below.

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  • Multi-Sensory Instruction

    Multi-sensory teaching in grades K-12 engages students in their own learning experiences by allowing them to learn through a combination of senses; students see, say, hear, write, and feel what they are learning.
  • Metacognition

    Learning how one learns is a very empowering thing for students at Woodlynde School. It puts students' strengths and challenges into the appropriate context, and it clarifies that they are indeed intelligent, talented individuals who simply learn in their own unique way. The individual strategies they need to apply to turn their differences into positive learning outcomes are also a part of Metacognition, with each class led by one of Woodlynde's expert learning specialists.
  • Responsive Classroom

    Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based way of teaching that offers practical strategies for bringing together social-emotional and academic learning throughout the day. The approach is associated with greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate. Each morning, students in grades K-5 participate in morning meeting. During this time, students practice the skills of greeting, listening and responding, group problem-solving, and noticing and anticipating.

    Watch a video about how Woodlynde uses responsive classroom
  • Differentiated Instruction

    Differentiated instruction ensures that each student receives the academic and social guidance needed at each stage in their education.
  • Wilson Reading System®

    Wilson Reading System is a multisensory, research-based program for teaching reading and spelling. It follows a systematic and cumulative approach that addresses phonemic awareness, decoding and encoding for total word structure, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. The Wilson Reading System is used daily in FOUNDATIONS and Lower School and as needed in grades 6-12 by a Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner.
  • Learning Profiles

    Individual learning profiles are shared between teachers, learning specialists, school counselors, administrators, and parents and continually document the learning strategies proven to support each student's success.
    • Woodlynde Using Responsive Classroom Methods


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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.