The metro Atlanta area is lucky to have several private schools that specialize in educating children with dyslexia or learning differences. In particular, The Atlanta Speech School (Wardlaw) and the Schenck School are short-term, intensive programs designed to give the student the skills necessary to return to mainstream schools after 2 to 3 years. Some of these schools also work with kids who have ADD/ADHD. Here are the schools that we know about. There are probably other schools we’re not yet familiar with. If you’d like to add your school to our list (or update your info), please see our Contact page.
We’e not currently familiar with any Atlanta-area public schools that do a great job of remediating dyslexia, but if you know of any, please use the Contact page to send us the info.
Atlanta Speech School (The Wardlaw School)
Short-term remedial program helps children with average to very superior intelligence and mild to moderate language-based learning disabilities learn how to become self-confident, independent learners. Students typically stay 2 to 3 years then return to mainstream schools. Grades K–6.
Web: www.atlantaspeechschool.org (click Wardlaw)
Phone: (404) 233-5332
Location: Buckhead (Northside Pkwy. near W. Paces Ferry)
Tuition: $28k range (2011-2012)
The Cottage School
Building a sense of self for students with special learning needs through academic and experiential programming, The Cottage School prepares individuals for fulfillment of their true potential as confident, productive, and independent adults. Grades 6–12.
Phone: (770) 641-8688
Location: Roswell (700 Grimes Bridge Rd.)
Tuition: $19k–20k range (2010)
The Howard School
The Howard School educates students with language learning disabilities and learning differences. Instruction is personalized for individual learning styles, to address student needs, and to help each student understand his or her learning process. Grades K–12.
Phone: (404) 377-7436
Location: In-town (Foster Street off Howell Mill, west of GA Tech & Ikea)
Tuition: $25k range (2012-2013)
The Schenck School
Addresses the educational needs and develop the rich potential of students with dyslexia. An intense, short-term program teaches specific skills and strategies for students to overcome individual learning differences, including difficulties in reading and written expression, and enables students to return to regular academic programs. Grades K–6.
Phone: (404) 252-2591
Location: Mt. Paran Road @ Powers Ferry (inside 285, between I-75 and GA 400)
Tuition: $28k range (2012-2013)
Christian school for children with learning differences. The school serves students of average to superior IQ, who have a diagnosed learning disability that results in auditory and/or visual processing difficulties, dyslexia and attention deficit issues. Uses Orton-Gillingham for reading. Grades K–8.
Phone: (404) 303-8722
Location: Chamblee (Dresden Drive near I-85 @ Chamblee Tucker)
Tuition: $20k range (2012-2013)
A non-profit private school serving children with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences. Dyslexia is overcome by applying rules and through extensive repetition. The Swift School utilizes proven techniques, such as the Orton-Gillingham Approach, to teach children to read. Grades 1–8.
Phone: (678) 205-4988
Location: Roswell (300 Grimes Bridge Rd.)
Tuition: $24,000-25,000 (2016-2017)