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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

New Head of School

Dear Parents, Teachers, Community, Alumni and Board Members,

Today is my official first day as the Head of School at dePaul!

What Is the Orton-Gillingham Approach, and Why Does the Depaul School Use It?

This approach is designed for students who have difficulties with reading, writing, and spelling. It works especially well with dyslexic students, who may not learn in the same way and pace as a non-dyslexic student.

How the DePaul School Teaches Music

For all traditional program students at the dePaul School, music class, with a focus on the violin, happens once a week. In the delta program, students have the option to add the violin to their schedule after the school day.  

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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Contact dePaul

The dePaul School

2747 Sunset Point Road
Clearwater, FL 33759

727-796-7679

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