Jacksonville’s First School
For Dyslexia

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!



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NOTE: DePaul School is fully enrolled for the 2021-22 school year. Tours and tryout days will resume in September.  

May 21: Annual Meeting, 2:00 PM/Followed by Awards Day
May 24: 8th Grade Graduation, 1:30 PM
May 26: Last day of school for grades 2-7

August 11, 2021: First day of school!


About Us

DePaul was started by parents (with the help of experts) who wanted to build a school that teaches the way that children with dyslexia learn.

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.


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Ever Wonder What It’s Like to Have Dyslexia?

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.





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More About Our School

About Dyslexia

DePaul was started by parents (with the help of experts) who wanted to build a school that teaches the way that children with dyslexia learn.

Ways To Give

The DePaul school greatly appreciates donations to help offset the costs to new & enrolled students and their families. 

Stories from Parents

The success of our school is in the success of our students. We strive to be the best at what we do so our students can achieve great things.

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The DePaul Alumni Association encourages our school alumni to stay in touch with the school and each other through special events and social media.

Our Facebook page is a place for alumni to keep informed about events and reconnect with former DePaul Lions.


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