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Oakland School

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Succeed Since 1950

Boyd Tavern
Keswick, VA 22947

Tel: 434-293-9059


LD/Dyslexia Boarding/Day School in Virginia

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Oakland School is a small co-ed boarding and day school that enables children who have dyslexia, learning disabilities, or organizational and study skills difficulties to reach their academic and personal potential. Thanks to a success-oriented environment and time-tested methods, hundreds of Oakland students have successfully returned to mainstream education since the school's founding in 1950.

Oakland's academic program is year-round. Students attend a winter term from mid-September to mid-May and a six-week summer session from late-June to early August. Enrollment is expanded in the summer for students who attend only the summer session.

Student Profile:

  • Boys and Girls ages 7-14 at admission
  • Average to above-average intelligence
  • Learning disabled/dyslexic, organizational difficulties
Academic Program:
  • Ungraded curriculum through 9th grade
  • Individualized programs
  • Overall student/teacher ratio of 4.5:1
  • One-to-one and small group instruction
  • Emphasis on basic skills (teaching reading is an Oakland specialty)
  • Instruction in organizational and study skills development

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