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Amenia, New York, USA
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
Located 90 miles north of New York City, Kildonan is a college-preparatory school for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences. Students study traditional subjects in small classes and develop their skills in one-on-one tutorials. Nightly supervised study halls are part of the academic program. The tutors are carefully trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach. There is a strong emphasis on the arts and healthy activities. All students participate in interscholastic or individual sports.
425 Morse Hill RoadAmenia, New York, USA
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Department Director: Mary Taft
Average Class Size: 8
Full Time Teachers: 60
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 30.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 2/1
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Academic Schedule: Semester
Department Director: Karl Oppenheimer
Number of Dorms: 2
No. of Girls Dorms: 1
No. of Boys Dorms: 1
Dress Code: Uniform
Summary: Kildonan adopts a strict dress code for school (Lands' End School Uniforms) with days of formal dress and relaxed dress days (school crested polo), casual dress is appropriate after academic classes.Kildonan has an exceptional winter term ski/ snowboarding program. Students who remain on campus for weekends enjoy exciting weekend trips and activities.
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Arts Department Director: Sandra Charlap
Athletics Department Director: Karl Oppenheimer
Summary: College Counseling Coordinator
Department Director: Joy Klvana
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 98.00%
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Summary: 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 differences.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.
Department Director: Jeremy Robbins
June 25, 2016 to August 06, 2016
A six-week academic summer program for students (ages 8-16) with dyslexia or a language-based learning difference. Students receive one-to-one Orton-Gillingham language tutorials daily, in addition to traditional, fun, camp activities.
Registration Deadline: June 01, 2016
Financial Aid Available: Yes
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