for dyslexics, by dyslexics


Pennsylvania Dyslexia Schools

1200 River Road

Conshohocken, PA 19428

(215) 483-2461

Grades: 1-12

Mission: Provide extraordinary educational opportunities to children with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, utilizing research-based intervention strategies and an arts-based learning environment that is college preparatory in scope and sequence. Develop a center for educational excellence and professional development to disseminate best practices to educators by providing access to the latest research-based curriculum, technology, and training.

About the School: AIM is driven by the belief that children who learn differently, challenge conventional ways of thinking. Therefore, they are at an advantage over their peers when it comes to essential 21st century skills for success. A study out of London's Case Business School revealed that 35% of entrepreneurs in the United States are dyslexic. Students with language-based learning differences are often able to turn their unique skills and talents into successful businesses and careers. They learn how to use their "disability" to their advantage.

2107 North Providence Road

Media, PA 19063-1898

(610) 565-3741

Grades: 1-8


Mission: To help bright students who have yet to reach their academic potential become confident and strategic thinkers, learners, and problem solvers who meet with success in school and life.

About the School: The students at Benchmark School are bright children in grades 1-8 who have yet to unlock their full academic potential in their current school placements. Benchmark School admits children who often arrive at Benchmark having been identified as having a learning difference, an auditory processing deficit, or a perceptual difficulty. Other students have been identified as dyslexic, reading disabled, learning disabled, or exhibiting ADD/ADHD. We develop a detailed understanding of each student's particular strengths and challenges and use this profile as a basis for individualized instruction. Our goal is to meet students where they are, so that they will experience success and develop the confidence that will enable them to take full advantage of the instruction that will help them become successful learners and citizens of the world.

2450 Hamilton Avenue

Abington, PA 19001

(215) 657-2200

Grades: 1-8

About the School: Center School serves students with learning difficulties between the ages of six and fourteen. Instructional teams foster each child’s optimal development by tailoring instruction to student learning profiles. Teachers employ a diagnostic approach to help students choose appropriate learning strategies and to become empowered as self-advocates.

19 E. Central Avenue

Paoli, PA 19301

(610) 640-4150

Grades: 6-12

Mission: The mission of Delaware Valley Friends School is to prepare students with learning differences for future work and study.

About the School: For 26 years, Delaware Valley Friends School has been a national leader in the field of educating students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive function disorders, and other language-based learning differences. 

2697 Brookside Road

Macungie, PA 18062

(610) 967-3701

Grades: K-8

Mission: The mission of the Hillside School is to maximize the potential of the child with learning disabilities through excellence in education.

About the School: Founded in 1983, The Hillside School has become recognized as a benchmark institution for the support of children with learning disabilities. From the beginning, this non-profit elementary school established a twofold vision to accomplish its mission: the first is to be a leader in the education of children with learning disabilities, the second is to educate and develop community awareness of the needs of children and adults with learning disabilities.

737 S Ithan Ave

Rosemont, PA 19010

(610) 527-3230

Grades: 5-12

Mission: Hill Top Preparatory School provides life-changing experiences for bright and creative students who struggle to achieve academic and social success due to performance-based learning differences including ADHD, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, specific learning disabilities, or anxiety. Through strong family-school collaboration Hill Top prepares students for future success in college, work, and life as independent adults.

205 Lefever Rd,

Mt Joy, PA 17552

(717) 653-0025

Grades: K-12

Mission: To help individuals with learning differences access their potential by providing excellence in education, research, and community outreach.

About the School: The Janus School was founded in 1991. Janus is the only K through 12 coeducational independent school in central Pennsylvania that serves individuals with learning differences, and is dually accredited by Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) and Middle States Association (MSA).

250 Meetinghouse Road

Hosham, PA 19044

(215) 674-2875

Grades: K-8

Mission: The Mission of the Quaker School at Horsham is to provide specialized programs for bright students with diverse learning styles within a small caring community that embodies the Quaker values of integrity, equality, peace and simplicity. Our goal is to nurture, honor and celebrate the unique strengths and inherent goodness of each individual. Within this framework we create opportunities for personal and meaningful growth for each student every day.

2 Bishop Hollow Rd

Newton Square, PA 19073

(610) 355-9580

Grades: 1-8

Mission: Stratford Friends School educates elementary and middle school-age students with language-based and similar learning differences through a structured, multisensory program that celebrates students’ strengths, builds self-esteem, and develops self-advocacy. Guided by Quaker principles, the school provides individualized attention and instruction in an intimate, caring environment.

About the School: Our strong multisensory academic program combined with our S.T.E.P.S. (Self, Teamwork, Emotions, Peer relationships, Skills) curriculum provides a balanced education program that reaches the whole child. Our lower school student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1 (12:1 at middle school), along with our flexible programmatic structure, enables us to specifically target each student's individual academic needs while fostering a sense of belonging and community.