At Woodland Hall Academy, we are committed to making sure that our approach to teaching is the approach your child needs. We have developed techniques that work with students who are bright but struggling in school because they have learning differences such as Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders and related learning/language issues such as Aspergers or Specific Learning Disabilities.
Through our testing arm, Hardman and Associates, your child’s strengths and weaknesses are identified and we determine if Woodland Hall Academy is the correct match. If not, we work with parents to make other suggestions.
Our focus is to make sure our environment will help your child succeed.
On the other hand, it is important that parents learn all they may about Woodland Hall Academy and our expectations before entrance into the school. Admission is a process of observing, talking with administrators and parents, and becoming committed to working together as a team (Click for more information).
Steps toward Admission
Meet with an administrator to tour the school and observe classes
Diagnosis of dyslexia, Aspergers, and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders or related language/learning differences
Parent Conference with Woodland Hall Academy Administration and invitation by Woodland Hall Academy
Registration paid – $950
Contract and all registration forms completed and on file in the Business Office
No use of drugs designed specifically to modify behavior
Parental and Student agreement to abide by Rules and Dress Code
One-to-One preliminary tutoring @ $40.00 per hour or Summer School prior to classes
Frequently Asked Questions
My child has already been tested by someone else. Can you use that test or do I have to get the testing by Hardman and Associates?
There is no fee to look at previous testing and let you know if we feel Woodland Hall Academy may be a good fit for your child. However, the testing by Hardman and Associates is a unique battery and is required for placement prior to enrollment.
Do you accept students during the school year?
Yes, students can enter WHA during the year. The registration fee is paid and then the child has approximately 30 hours of one-to-one tutoring in order to join existing classes. The tuition is prorated based on the percentage of school days left in the year.
Is there a discount for siblings?
Unfortunately we cannot offer a discount for additional children enrolled in the school.
Do you have scholarships?
Every student is technically on scholarship because of the Board Supplement which adjusts tuition based on income. Additional scholarships from donations are available on a limited basis and are applied for separately. Scholarships do not exceed 50% of the out-of-pocket expense for parents. Scholarship applications are available from the office and must be submitted with the school applications and registration fee.
Do you accept the McKay Scholarship and the Gardiner’s Scholarship?
Woodland Hall Academy is approved to accept McKay Scholarships and the Gardiner Scholarship. These scholarships come from the State of Florida and are for students who have an IEP and have been enrolled in the Florida public school system. (www.floridaschoolchoice.org) The amount of the scholarship is based on the services the child is eligible to receive in the public
school. McKay Scholarships do not cover all of the tuition but are certainly a help to parents.
How is the tuition payment structured?
The Registration Fee is due with the application. All One-to-One Preliminary Tutoring Fees must be paid prior to the start of classes. The first half of tuition is due August 1st and the second half is due December 1st. McKay parents are required to pay the tuition as structured and credits are issued to the parents as the quarterly payments are received from the state during the year.
Do you offer payment plans?
We do not offer in-house financing. Parents needing to make monthly payments can work with their bank or take out a loan through the Sallie Mae Company, a government program that lends funds for private school tuition. www.slmfinancial.com
Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy Woodland Hall Academy does not discriminate against any student regardless of race, creed, color, nationality or ethnic origins.