Serving children with dyslexia for nearly 40 years

DePaul School of Northeast Florida

We Teach The Way They Learn©

DePaul is a school for the unique neurological needs of children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, sensory processing disorders, and working memory deficits.

Here's what we look for in a DePaul student: 

  • Has dyslexia (often listed as Specific Learning Disability on an IEP), dyscalculia, working memory problems, ADD/ADHD, an IEP for reading comprehension, or a similar learning difference
  • Is cooperative with teachers and administrators, and a good school citizen
  • Keeps falling behind in mainstream schools and special ed programs, despite classroom participation and good behavior
  • Is willing to attend school regularly, work hard, and have fun
  • Works well in a multisensory environment with lots of sounds, tactile experiences, and variety
  • Will be in grades 2-8 in the upcoming school year

You do NOT have to have a formal diagnosis of dyslexia to apply to DePaul. 

Signs of dyslexia include poor spelling, B/D confusion, difficulty reading a face clock, extremely messy backpack/bedroom, directional confusion (up/down, before/after, left/right), being late to establish a dominant hand, and difficulty getting good grades, despite hard work in school.

Step One:
Schedule a half-hour tour here, or call  (904) 223-3391 and tell us your story. Please bring a copy of your student's IEP, psychoeducational evaluation (if you have it--not required), and current report card to the tour.

Step Two:
At the end of the tour, if you feel DePaul is right for your child, schedule a tryout day. If you tour in the summertime, you can schedule a 30-45 minute screening to determine your child's eligibility.

Step Three:
We will notify you of our admissions determination by e-mail, phone, or mail. Your acceptance letter and admission packet will include next steps for enrollment. Typically, enrollment opens to new students every March.

Step Four: 
Fill out your application and submit it with your deposit to register your student and hold his/her slot. Be sure to set up financial arrangements through our office. We will work with you to help keep DePaul affordable! 
Check out our financial aid options here.
Step Five: 
Once your child is enrolled, mark your calendar for parent orientation on August 9, 2018 at 8:15-9:30 AM or 3:15-4:30 PM (your choice).

(904) 223-3391

DePaul School School of Northeast Florida
3044 S. San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32224