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ADDitude's directory of schools for children with attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities.

ADDitude's directory of schools for children with attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities.


Beacon College
105 E. Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
Web: www.beaconcollege.edu
Tel: 352-787-7660
Groups served: co-ed, teens, adults
Half of Beacon’s students come directly from high school, while half have transferred from another college or university. The nation’s only four-year college exclusively for students with language-based learning disabilities and/or ADHD, Beacon College prides itself on a critical-thinking component that permeates all academic courses, a dedicated faculty, individualized academic mentoring, a cultural studies and travel-abroad program, field-placement opportunities, and an active student life program.


The Kildonan School
Amenia, New York
Web: Kildonan.org
Tel: 845-373-2012
Kildonan is a coeducational day and boarding school for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences. The program combines one-on-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring, small classes, art, and athletics for bright students in grades 2-6.

Landmark College
River Rd. South
Putney, VT 05346
Web: www.landmark.edu
Tel: 802-387-6718
Group served: co-ed, teens, adults
Landmark College is America’s leading college for students with learning disabilities and ADHD. Students u201clearn how to learnu201d in new ways to become successful and independent. Its two-year associate degrees in business administration, business studies, general studies, and liberal arts prepare graduates to complete their bachelor’s degrees at top colleges and universities nationwide.

The Family Foundation School
431 Chapel Hill Road
Hancock, New York
Web: www.thefamilyschool.com
Tel: 845-887-5213, x499
The Family Foundation School is a college preparatory boarding school for teens at risk. Our high school serves grades 9 through 12, and a separate middle school serves grades 6 through 8. We offer a long-term program with a minimum stay of three semesters and an average successful stay of two years. Our staff is dedicated to helping teens; every staff member, regardless of position, is directly involved with students during part of the week. More than half of our staff are in recovery and regularly share their experience, strength, and hope with the students.

Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Ave.
Milton, MA 02186
Web: www.curry.edu
Tel: 617-333-2210
Groups served: co-ed, teens, adults
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, co-educational, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 137-acre campus in Milton, MA. The Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL) at Curry College has celebrated more than 35 years as a strength-based institution for bright, college-able students with language-based learning disabilities and/or ADHD.

Eagle Hill School
242 Old Petersham Rd.
Hardwick, MA 01037
Web: www.ehs1.org
E-mail: admission@ehs1.org
Tel: 413-477-6000
Groups served: co-ed, teens
Eagle Hill School is a co-educational college preparatory boarding school for students who have been diagnosed with LD and/or ADHD, with average to above-average cognitive ability. Individualized programs are built around each student’s strengths, needs, and learning abilities, to allow for academic, social, and personal growth. A five-week summer program is available for boys and girls ages 10-18.

The Gow School
2491 Emery Rd., P.O. Box 85
South Wales, NY 14139-0085
Web: www.gow.org
Tel: 716-652-3450
Groups served: co-ed, children, teens
The Gow School is the nation’s oldest college preparatory boarding school for boys diagnosed with dyslexia or similar language-based learning disabilities. Remediation is offered through a multi-sensory, phonetic-based Orton approach. The school offers full athletic and fine arts programs that complement the strengths of the dyslexic/learning-different student. The co-ed summer-school program provides an outstanding curriculum for students who have experienced academic difficulties or have language-based learning differences.


Grand River Academy
PO Box 222
3042 College St.
Austinburg, OH 44010
Web: www.grandriver.org
Tel: 440-275-2811
Grand River Academy offers a non-military, nonsectarian, all-male college preparatory education. It is nationally recognized as one of the few remaining boarding schools of its kind in the United States. Since 1962, the academy’s mission has been to develop and foster the emotional and academic maturity necessary for its students to graduate and launch successful college careers. The academy’s curriculum is college preparatory, with an emphasis on helping those students who can benefit from the extra attention offered in a boarding program.

The Leelanau School
1 Old Homestead Rd.
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Web: www.leelanau.org
Toll-free: 800-533-5262
Groups served: co-ed, teens, adults
The Leelanau School is an experience-based, five-senses learning community where students in grades 9-12 live and discover together on Lake Michigan’s wooded shore. We build on each student’s learning strengths, creatively using hands-on projects and our dramatic natural setting to help students gain a fresh new sense of independence, engagement, and capability. u201cI believe I have found the PERFECT program for any high school child with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia. I believe you could not find a better place.u201d —Dr. Edward Hallowell


Aspen Education Group
17777 Center Court Dr., Ste. 300
Cerritos, CA 90703
Web: www.aspeneducation.com
Toll-free: 866-453-7980
Groups served: co-ed, children, teens, young adults
Aspen is recognized nationwide as the leading provider of education programs designed to help students overcome personal challenges. Our programs range from short tern intervention to long term residential treatment. Aspen’s u201cwhole child,u201d family-systems focus integrates therapy, counseling, experiential learning, and academics. This hands-on, caring approach provides the personal attention that has helped more than 4,000 students each year reach their full potential at school, home, and in life.


College Living Experience
Web: www.cleinc.net
E-mail: Patrica Giner,
Toll-free: 800-486-5058
Groups served: co-ed, teens, adults
College Living Experience (CLE) is a program designed to help students with learning disabilities transition into a life of opportunity, independence, and success. The program develops academic and independent living skills, and provides social-skills support. CLE is located in Illinois, Florida, Maryland, Texas, Colorado, and California.

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