Established in 2009 as a non-profit day school for children with specific learning differences, Longleaf Academy became an exclusive  resource program in 2016.  Using a multi-sensory approach, Longleaf Academy collaborates with area private schools to ensure that children with language-based learning differences receive quality instructional intervention.  Our Collaborative Resource programs use the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach which is based on more than 60 years of research and practice.  This unique approach helps students develop new neurological pathways by stimulating the visual-auditory-kinesthetic/tactile neurological processes for reading, writing, spelling, and math.  Longleaf Academy collaborates with private schools in Moore and Cumberland County. In all of our programs, instruction is implemented in a 4:1 student / teacher ratio and is based upon the student’s present level of performance.

Watch this video on the struggles of dyslexia and the science behind it.

To learn more about dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities,  visit The International Dyslexia Association


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Mission Statement:

Longleaf Academy and its teachers are dedicated to the success of their students; the betterment of their futures as lifelong learners; and to the philosophy that every child will succeed. Our mission is to empower students to become self-sufficient, intrinsic learners who are equipped with the ability to achieve academically, socially and emotionally.

Educational Philosophy:

Academic success is not only the responsibility of the student, but also the teacher. Children with learning differences need to learn how to learn.  Longleaf Academy believes that it is our responsibility to guide the student toward success by using research-based curriculum, individualized instruction that is multi-sensory,scientifically sound,systematic and cumulative.