The School

Founded in 1976, Shelton School is a private non-profit, non-sectarian, co-ed school serving intelligent students with learning differences (LD) in grades EC through 12. It has been the turning point for thousands of students. Shelton’s individualized, structured multisensory academic program, especially written for LD students, challenges students by building the necessary skills. Shelton’s niche is providing a customized educational approach with positive, practical solutions matching the needs of LD students. For some, Shelton’s full school program is optimal for the duration of their high school days.

Shelton offers a comprehensive curriculum with a strong academic orientation and a nurturing family atmosphere that considers the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of each student. In addition, the school offers a full array of extra-curricular, fun activities. Whether students leave Shelton to return to a mainstream classroom or head to college, they are equipped to meet the next challenge. Shelton is about helping every child become the absolute best human being he can be, not just academically fit.

While the school is clearly the centerpiece of its mission, Shelton is more than a school. It also encompasses three other major components — a speech & language therapy program, an evaluation center, and an teacher training program, all open to the community. Shelton provides extensive training for professionals who work with LD students and their families. In addition, Shelton is actively involved with research at major institutions, with the goal of identifying and applying the best practices that will help children, youth and their families.

Shelton is accredited through
Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS).

College Acceptances

6:1 Average Student Teacher Ratio

Teachers Trained in 3 countries, 12 states, and 27 cities

1 to 1 Laptop Program for Grades 5 - 12

$4,352,100 College Scholarships earned by 61 graduates in 2015

83 zip codes represented

741 Speech Therapy sessions per month

Clients from 3 to 43 years old assessed by the Evaluation Center

2,480 Collective Years of Teaching Experience

263 All-District athletes since 2011

Number of individuals IMPACTED since 1976: Countless