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Woodlynde School

Woodlynde School is a coeducational private special needs traditional school for students in grades Kindergarten through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Woodlynde School says

Woodlynde is the oldest and most successful independent college preparatory school in the Philadelphia area for students with diverse learning styles in grades K-12. Woodlynde School serves students with language or math-based learning differences, executive function disorder, ADD/ADHD, auditory processing disorder, or those who need a small classroom environment.


The curriculum at Woodlynde offers a multi-sensory and differentiated approach to individual learning needs while also offering a challenging academic courses. Woodlynde teaches learning strategies that help students navigate through their education and gain a repertoire of specific skills and confidence that will empower them as learners. There are many avenues for students to experience success in and out of the classroom at Woodlynde: small class size and multi-sensory instruction, such as assistive technology, enable students to achieve their potential. Woodlynde students have the opportunity to participate in AP courses as well as the National Honor Society. 100% of Woodlynde graduates are accepted to a college of their choice.

Mission Statement

Woodlynde students gain access to caring experts in education, thrive in our nurturing environment, benefit from our specialized teaching methods and strategies, rise to the challenge of our college-prep curriculum, and emerge with the tools and self-confidence to be successful and happy in college, career, and life.


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Financial Aid Information

A total of $1.5 million in need-based financial aid is available to qualifying families.



Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


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Admission Requirements

Required: Fees, Other Psychometric Tests



Academic Calendar: Year

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  • French
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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 277
Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Dress Code Uniform
Director of Advancement   Lisa Ketchum
Director of College Guidance   Jason Hoffman
Director of Athletics   Scott Purdy
Dean of Students   David Shank
Head of Upper School   Dorinda Shank
Head of Middle School   Kate McCallum
Head of FOUNDATIONS & Lower School   Elizabeth Maglio
Head of School   Christopher Fulco
Director of Admissions   Kristen Tabun


Woodlynde extracurriculars include a competitive and inclusive athletic program, and comprehensive art, music, and drama programs. Additional Programs Included in Tuition: On-staff Speech & Language Therapist, CARES After-School Program, Homework Assistance Program, L.E.A.D. Student Life Program, College Guidance Program, College Dual-Enrollment, College Assistance Program, The Literary Institute
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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