About Our School

In 1959, The Schenck School was founded by David Schenck to teach children with dyslexia-related learning differences that cause difficulty with reading and specific language skills.

The Schenck School Mission

Build a solid educational foundation for students with dyslexia and develop their rich potential.

Core Beliefs

  • Students with dyslexia have great potential in school and life.
  • Academic success can be achieved through evidence-based teaching methods, including the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
  • Small class size, low student-teacher ratios and multi-sensory instruction create the optimal educational setting.
  • The faculty understands dyslexia, believes in their students, and is trained to meet the students' educational needs.
  • Students should develop high self-esteem, become self advocates, and view themselves as competent and independent learners.
  • Students are best served by an active community of parents, faculty, administrators, specialists, and trustees.
  • After a short term placement at The Schenck School, students leave with a firm foundation for continued learning.


250 full-time students in kindergarten - sixth grade with a five-to-one student/teacher ratio. Schenck School students are enrolled for an average of two to three years and then return to a traditional academic program setting.

The Schenck School Strategy

Focused, accelerated dyslexia remediation