Who We Serve

All Sandhills students have been diagnosed with a language based learning difference, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, or a specific learning disorder (SLD) in reading, writing, or math. 

Students at Sandhills demonstrate many strengths including:

  • Average to superior cognitive ability (intelligence)
  • Motivation to learn 
  • Social and emotional faculties/capacity (do not exhibit behaviors that are disruptive to the learning environment)
  • Dyslexic Thinking- an approach to problem solving, assessing information, and learning, often used by people with dyslexia, that involves pattern recognition, spatial reasoning, lateral thinking, and interpersonal communication. 

Sandhills students may also experience challenges in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Attention issues, ADD or ADHD
  • Acquiring literacy (reading & writing) skills
  • Written Expression
  • Mathematics 
  • Processing speed, working memory, organization, study skills, time management, or other executive functioning issues
  • Traditional classroom settings due to the need for specialized learning support

Sandhills School may not be the best fit for everyone. 

Sandhills School's unique environment may not be the best fit for every student who learns differently. Our expert teachers are specially trained in the areas of language based learning differences and do not have the specific training needed to best serve students with: 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Emotional and Behavior Disorders

If you have questions about whether Sandhills School can support your child’s unique learning profile, please contact the admission office

Sandhills School values diversity within its faculty, staff, and students. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, or national origin in the administration of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices, and athletic and/or other school-administered programs.