12 Top Schools in Atlanta for Students with Special Needs and Learning Differences
Parents sometimes don’t know where to begin – here are some great options.
Swift School is an independent school serving students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other language-based learning differences and language disorders. Swift’s programming is designed to remediate the language learning challenges faced by these students while capitalizing on the cognitive strengths of neurodiverse learners.
The Directed Studies program at MPCS has made it a priority to support non-traditional learners in developing a clear and confident understanding of their God-given gifts. From mild-learning differences to dyslexia, the core of this program has consistently supported the School’s mission in the preparation of confident learners and servant-leaders.
The Walker School New Avenues Dyslexia Program’s program serves children in grades 1-5 with dyslexia who have above average academic aptitude and a strong desire to fulfill their educational goals. Specialized classroom spaces and Orton-Gillingham certified teachers focus on each student’s unique gifts.
GRACEPOINT School is a private Christian school in Marietta serving students in grades 1-8. The school began in 2012 with a mission to equip dyslexic students with the skills needed to develop into independent and confident learners.
Forman School is a college prep boarding school educating bright students in grades 9-12 and post graduate with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and ADHD. The program uses research-based teaching to ensure 100 percent of the students are accepted to four-year colleges.
Atlanta Speech School helps each student develop their full potential through language and literacy. The programs are designed for each child, using the methods and approaches applicable to individual learning differences.
Specializing in the needs of children with high-functioning Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD and other learning differences, Cumberland Academy of Georgia provides a safe and supportive academic environment for students. Students experience college prep academics in small classes, while integrating social and life skills into the school day.
Brookwood Christian School provides a language-based education for students in grades 1-12 with learning differences such as Dyslexia, Auditory and Visual Processing, and Dyscalcula. Among the many programs used are Wilson Reading and Fast ForWord techniques.
Center Academy’s students appreciate the individualized attention and support they receive from teachers who understand them. Parents appreciate their children’s opportunities for success.
Sage School exclusively serves children with Dyslexia in grades K-6. The Orton-Gillingham approach, and all of its tenants, is used educate each student. Certified Orton-Gillingham training equips teachers with an enormous fund of knowledge.
The Kairos Learning Center at St. Martin’s Episcopal School serves students in grades 1-8 with language-based learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.
Fulton County Schools’ Services for Exceptional Children offers free diagnostic evaluations for children, three and older, with a suspected disability. Using research-based strategies, the district provides a continuum of services to meet students’ individual educational needs.