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About

The mission of Greenwood School is to provide a challenging and supportive education for average to above average middle and high school students who have learning differences and/or ADHD.
Greenwood School—A different way of teaching, for a better way of learning.

At Greenwood School, we recognize that no two students are the same—and neither are their learning styles. That’s why we are dedicated to providing a challenging and supportive learning environment for average to above-average middle through high school students experiencing difficulty with focus, who struggle with reading disabilities, need ADHD support, dyslexia, working memory deficit, executive function, or have other learning differences.

As one of the premier schools in Jacksonville, Greenwood offers ADHD support, dyslexia resources, and a full curriculum for students with learning differences and difficulties.

Academic accommodations are tailored to meet students’ learning styles—and to lead them from concrete skills to critical and abstract thinking.

Greenwood School’s academics are supported by enrichment programs that includes art, drama, music, and physical education. In addition, opportunities for technology instruction and implementation are available in the classrooms, and in the library/media center. Unlike other schools in Jacksonville, Greenwood School gives students a unique opportunity to learn in the style that suits them best: auditory, visual or hands-on. What’s more, every classroom at Greenwood School offers access to laptop computers for in-room student use. Teachers and students benefit from a sophisticated network of media technology available in the classrooms and media center.

A setting that suits learning

Greenwood School’s Jacksonville campus is designed to enhance every aspect of learning, creating an enriching environment for students with learning differences. In addition to learning environments for the core curriculum, Greenwood School houses a computer lab, a library/media center, an art room, a music room, and a full-size gymnasium.

A rarity among schools in Jacksonville, Greenwood School is home to a remarkable natural environment. Ten acres of protected wetlands provide a backyard science lab, with an outdoor classroom, that presents students with the opportunity to interact with nature up-close and in person.

Greenwood School, founded in 1985, is fully accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools.

Understanding students who learn differently.

At many schools in Jacksonville—and across the country—students who struggle with different aspects of learning or a learning difficulty may be mislabeled or misunderstood. At Greenwood School, we understand that many bright students simply learn differently—and that no one style of teaching suits all.

Since we opened our doors in 1985, we have dedicated our efforts to appreciating, supporting and educating students experiencing difficulty with focus, dyslexia, long term memory deficit, working memory deficit, ADHD, executive function and students with a learning difficulty that may be hindering their education.

Unique to other schools in Jacksonville, we subscribe to a style of teaching that embraces each student’s individual learning style. Students with dyslexia, for example, learn through hands-on and auditory exercises, while those with working memory deficit might benefit from performing actions instead of listening to lectures. By implementing a variety of teaching styles, Greenwood School strives to ensure that each of our students learns and achieves grade level standards. An average of 12 students per class allows all student at Greenwood to learn in a challenging environment that is supportive and welcoming.

If you have a child with a learning difficulty, we encourage you to explore different learning and teaching possibilities.