Serving bright children in 1st - 12th grades with diagnosed language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, Sandhills School gives students the tools they need to succeed.
Students find academic success in small, hands-on classes, leadership opportunities on the sports ﬁeld and in the arts, and travel and community service experiences that broaden their world-view. Students quickly gain conﬁdence in their abilities, and rediscover the joy of learning. Parents report noticing a positive diﬀerence in their child almost immediately.
Sandhills School has changed the lives of young people diagnosed with language-based learning diﬀerences such as dyslexia for nearly 50 years. Through the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach, students are given the tools and the opportunities to realize their potential in academics and in life.
In addition to being the only Orton-Gillingham accredited college preparatory school in the Midlands, Sandhills is one of only ten dually accredited Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA) accredited teacher training centers and instructional programs in the nation.
In addition to the day school program, Sandhills offers after-school and summer tutoring as well as summer skills programs. Sandhills is the recognized expert in teaching students with learning differences and inspiring them to enjoy learning. We have a long and successful history of helping talented students overcome difficulties with reading, writing, and math.
Sandhills School is nationally recognized as one of nineteen model schools in the nation that are accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA) for using the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching students who learn differently.
“The changes have been unbelievable! You can ask her peers, grandparents, other family members, and even her teachers at church and school. She almost magically came out of her shell.
After her grandparents visited, they commented on how she was blossoming and the visible changes in her countenance. I have my smart, sassy, loving little girl back.”
Teacher and Alum Parent
I had the privilege of sending my own son to Sandhills when he was in middle school. His life was forever changed!
There are no words to express what it is like to watch your child go from feeling like a failure to finding a new confidence. I have experienced the “Sandhills blessing.” Now a teacher at Sandhills, I enjoy both perspectives.”