Shelton admits learning-different students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

The School

Founded in 1976, Shelton School is a private non-profit, non-sectarian, co-ed school serving intelligent students with learning differences (LD) from Early Childhood through grade 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.

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



Why Shelton? Find out from our students!

Shelton's mission is to work with students who have average or above intelligence who struggle with academic learning disabilities such as dyslexia and ADHD. Seeking the right school for a struggling child can be an overwhelming process. Our admission staff gives each family individualized attention throughout the process to ensure that, if accepted, Shelton will be a great fit for your student.

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Admission Process

New students from Early Childhood (3 years old) through grade 10 are accepted as student placements become available. Due to our highly specialized program and unique admission process, it is our policy to review any previous testing as the first step in the admissions process, so that we can become familiar with the child's strengths and weaknesses and know if we are a good fit for the child's needs.

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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

$4.4 million in college scholarships

100 zip codes represented

Over 1,000 community speech & vision screenings per year

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

Teachers have 19 years average experience; over half have advanced degrees

369 student athletes in 6th - 12th grades

Number of individuals IMPACTED since 1976: Countless