Welcome to the dePaul School

dePaul Students and Teacher

The dePaul School provides an exceptional educational experience for children with dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities in the Tampa Bay area.

The dePaul School embraces a school-wide vision and commitment to the following core values:

  • RESPECT the child - showing understanding and acceptance of their challenges.
  • TEACH the child – with proven, research-based curriculum and methodologies.
  • CHALLENGE the child - to meet their potential, setting appropriate expectations.
  • INSPIRE the child - promoting strengths, fostering creativity and building self-confidence through praise and encouragement.

The dePaul School Fast Facts:

  • Founded in Clearwater in 1983
  • Independent,  501(c)(3) non-profit organization
  • Full-time day school for students in 1st - 8th grades
  • Signature Orton-Gillingham based remediation methodology, dePaul Structured Linguistics (DPSL) taught twice daily
  • Appropriately leveled and paced classes and work load
  • Compassionate and challenging environment
  • Class size is 8 students:1 teacher
  • McKay Scholarship accepted



dePaul School - Doing Things Right

After attending the International Dyslexia Association's Annual Conference recently, I am once again filled with pride and reminded of how strong our school is! I toured the Shelton School in Dallas, the largests LD school in the U.S. with over 890 students. What I took away from that tour is that we do everything as well (in some cases I would say better!) as they do - just on a smaller scale.

Alumni Visit

What a fantastic day it was at dePaul -- we were fortunate to have 4 dyslexic young men, 3 of them dePaul Alumni, come and speak to our students. They shared stories and experiences - some funny, some poignant - and they shared tips and strategies for success in life after dePaul. It was so inspiring for our students to see these smart, motivated young men who all struggle with dyslexia. They are living proof that with hard work and a positive attitude, people with learning disabilities are able to succeed!

dePaul School BOD Votes to Add Medical & Retirement Benefits

One of the initiatives of the dePaul School for Dyslexia is to continue to retain and attract top instructors so we can continue to provide the high level of specialized instruction needed by our students with dyslexia. I am pleased to announce that the dePaul School Board of Directors has approved the addition of medical and retirement benefits to our employee compensation package for the upcoming school year.

Mission Statement

Helping bright children meet their potential.

The dePaul School for Dyslexia is a specialized, independent school dedicated to the education of children in 1st-8th grades with dyslexia and related language-based learning difficulties, with the primary goal of enabling these students to achieve academic and personal success.

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The dePaul School

2747 Sunset Point Road
Clearwater, FL 33759