My son started in Woodlynde when he was 6 years old. He couldn't read, had been diagnosed with 1) Dysgraphia 2) Dysnomia 3) Dyspraxia 4) Dyslexia 5) Language Learning Disability 6) Nonverbal Learning Disability 7) Working memory disorder 8) Auditory Processing Disorder to name just a few of his learning
... Read more differences. In his senior year of high school his required internship was with Wharton and MIT graduates in NYC which he achieved on his own. He also took physics, calculus and java programming. Incredibly, he worked in New York City, to our amazement! His executive functioning skills are better than mine. My older two sons--who graduated from Columbia University and Wharton (both ivy league colleges and they went there undergrad) never took physics nor programming. . When I look back at where he was--it was the education, culture, amazing teachers that gave our son the skills, executive functioning, strategies, and foundation that will give my son the ability to achieve his dream to be a software engineer. He graduates in three days and will go to college! Woodlynde is simply the most amazing school in the world! THEY ARE FABULOUS FOR ANY CHILD WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES!!!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/10/14
I loved going to school here. If I had not ended up attending The Woodlynde School, I would not be the professional I am today. I am grateful for the wonderful teachers I had who gave me the support to explore my interests, the confidence to endure life's challenges, and the great example they set for
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Posted by a other on 05/05/14
As I wrap up my first year of college, I can not even begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for Woodlynde. I would not be where I am today without the amazing teachers and administration. I came to this school being shy and lacking self confidence. Today, I am proud of who I am and where I came
... Read more from. I could write books on what Woodlynde has taught me, but the most important thing is that it gave me self confidence and taught me to believe in myself. Not only did the school support me and helped me grow throughout my 5 years there, but I continue to get support and love in college though emails, phone calls and letters from the school. Thank you Woodlynde! Read less
Posted by a other on 05/05/14
We have learned first hand that The Woodlynde School is not the institution it proclaims to be.Our daughter started in first grade and we had a positive experience.Second grade was an epic failure in a multitude of ways and we withdrew her in March. 1-There is a complete lack of communication unless
... Read more parents proactively reach out. The first time our daughter s Wilson and math teacher reached out to us was mid January. This was only after we proactively reached out to her.2. Failure to keep our child safe.The teachers and administration also failed to keep her safe while in school from another student. This resulted in us having to withdraw her from the school midyear and uprooting her from all of her friends. 3.During our admission interview, we asked if there were many children in the school with behavioral issues and were told no. In our experience, the average student has multiple emotional and behavioral issues not a primary diagnosis of a learning disability.In our opinion, the financial health of the institution is the primary focus of the current administration, not the well-being and academic advancement of the child.We regret ever having enrolled our child at this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/14/14
We placed our son in the Kindergarten Class last year and kept him here for 1st grade. He did not know how to read in Kindergarten, and he's now reading at a 4th grade instructional level!!! We like the way they teach math too. We have a boy who "loves" school now! The teachers go above and beyond
... Read more in everything they do. We considered moving him to another school, but decided not to, as he's been super successful here. We can't imagine a better education. Also, the teachers have many special certifications beyond advanced degrees. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/03/14
I attended Woodlynde from 2nd Grade-12th grade & received an incredible education. I entered this school as a shy Lower School student who struggled with reading and immediately made tremendous growth and progress, as the result of the support of my teachers. The small class sizes & research driven instruction
... Read more enabled me to come out of my shell, become a confident learner, and achieve my academic goals. Throughout my years at Woodlynde, my classmates & I benefited from hands-on, creative instruction-this included learning multiplication facts by engaging in song and dance, creating an animal cell model in Biology with a cake, & acting out scenes from Shakespeare in English. In high school, there were many opportunities to take classes on the Honors or AP level and I constantly felt challenged, yet supported in my academic endeavors. There were also many opportunities to become involved in extracurricular activities, such as field-hockey, tennis, & the school play. I still remain close friends with many of the students in my grade and credit Woodlynde for preparing me for college. I recently graduated from college and got accepted into a Master s program at Columbia University. Read less
Posted by a other on 09/29/13
The Woodlynde School has made enjoyable for my niece. Reading is not a chore but an activity she enjoys doing independently. No more slaving over homework. Thank you Woodlynde for the "community" support and concern that she feels from the time she arrives each day until she returns home.
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Posted by a other on 06/11/13
Thank you Woodlynde School !!! This was my daughters 1st year in high school. She absolutely LOVED it. I didnt have to remind her about doing homework or projects. She got A's every report period and had perfect attendance. The instructors were supportive and really related to my daughter and her peers.
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Posted by a parent on 06/06/13
My son is graduating from Woodlynde as a National Honor Society student and going to Franklin and Marshall this Fall. The best educational decision my husband and I ever made was choosing Woodlyne. Nine years later and we still love it!!
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Posted by a parent on 05/23/13
was a great choice for our son, he started there in 5th grade and immediately blossomed into a happy student. He was challenged along the way and was able to take classes at a college campus in his senior year. He just finished his freshman year at Emerson, he transitioned to college very well and
... Read more had a great year finishing with a 3.33 GPA. Our investment in his education at Woodlynde has paid off ten fold. Read less
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