In 1969, The Kildonan School was founded to meet the needs of students with dyslexia by strengthening language skills, by providing stimulating subject matter courses, and by building confidence and self-esteem. We have evolved over the decades to offer all our students state of the art technology and applications, an innovative, college-preparatory curriculum, a diverse visual arts and design program, and a dyslexic-friendly foreign language program. Our small school environment offers both individual attention and the opportunity for student leadership and student-driven exploration within a structured, yet flexible, program of study which progresses throughout the grade levels. Our curriculum follows our school mission to reveal and illuminate the strengths of the dyslexic individual.
The Academic Program at Kildonan is comprised of two parts: Orton-Gillingham language tutorials and subject-matter courses. Both parts of the Academic Program work together to provide each student with a rigorous educational program that meets the student's individual learning needs while preparing for 21st century college and career readiness in a global environment.
Our curriculum divides students into three age groups:
- The Kodiaks (grades 2-4)
- The IB MYP Middle Years Program (grades 5-10)
- Grades 11-12
Students attend classes in all buildings on the lower campus. There are many occasions when the whole school gathers for united learning experiences, thus supporting the close-knit community of learners at Kildonan, and fostering constructive friendships between our youngest and oldest students.