Kildonan School

School Notes Overview:

The mission of The Kildonan School is to empower students with dyslexia to reach their academic potential and to equip them for future success. Our threefold mission remains consistent. We strive to remediate skills in reading, writing, and spelling, to provide intellectually stimulating subject matter courses in mathematics, literature, science, and social studies, and to foster confidence......

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School Overview:

County Dutchess County, NY
Program Name Dunnabeck at Kildonan
Program Type Residential program focusing on language training for students with dyslexia or language-based learning difficulties
Number of Students 85 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Ages Accepted Age 8 - Age 16
First Session Start Date June 0
Second Session End Date August 0
First Program Weeks 6 weeks
Program Director Ronald A. Wilson
Campus Area 450 acres
Founding Year 1955
Application Date 3/1/2018
Summer School Type Residential

School Notes:

  • The mission of The Kildonan School is to empower students with dyslexia to reach their academic potential and to equip them for future success. Our threefold mission remains consistent. We strive to remediate skills in reading, writing, and spelling, to provide intellectually stimulating subject matter courses in mathematics, literature, science, and social studies, and to foster confidence.
  • In 2003 the school was accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators both as a training site and as a school providing appropriate education for dyslexic students. In the following year the summer camp was accredited as well.
  • Dunnabeck at Kildonan, the oldest residential program of its kind, was established in 1955 to meet the needs in a camp setting of intelligent children who are underachieving or failing in their academic work because of dyslexia or language based learning disabilities.
  • Dunnabeck at Kildonan provides the necessary kinds of teaching to students who return from their summer of intensive work to find successes in school, often for the first time. The camp's outdoor setting, informal atmosphere, and varied recreational program enables students to work hard without feeling that they are being deprived of a summer.
  • To achieve this, the camp recreational program is designed to complement rather than compete with the academic one. Specifically, we concentrate on those activities that develop self-confidence and creativity since failure in school seems to inhibit creativity as well as erode confidence.

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