DePaul is a nonprofit school for students with dyslexia in greater Jacksonville in grades 2-8.
DePaul School uses the multisensory, Orton-Gillingham approach to Teach The Way They Learn. We’ve helped kids with dyslexia for 40 years!
NOTE: DePaul School is fully enrolled for the 2021-22 school year. Tours and tryout days will resume in September 2021. (You must tour and try out to get on the waiting list)
August 2-6: Mandatory Parent Pre-Orientation
August 9: Mandatory Parent Orientation (choose one time that works best: 8-9 OR 4-5 PM)
August 11, 2021: First day of school! (8:15 AM – 3:15 PM)
Dyslexia is a genetic learning difference that affects 1 in 5 people, and it's based on neurological wiring.
Dyslexia varies in severity from person to person. One student with mild dyslexia may struggle to learn accurate spelling, while another student with profound dyslexia may require years of instruction to attain literacy.
People who have dyslexia describe as it the ability to read...but it taking a lot of concentration and the letters seems to "jump around".
Dyslexia is characterized by difficulty with learning to read fluently and with accurate comprehension despite normal intelligence. This includes difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, processing speed, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, language skills/verbal comprehension, and/or rapid naming.