The Longleaf Academy was established in 2009 as a non-profit day school for children with specific learning differences. Our school and outreach 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. In 2013, Longleaf Academy began  an outreach of our  unique resource approach to area private schools in Moore, Lee and Cumberland Counties. 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.  The OG approach is sequential and structured and appeals to the student’s cognitive strengths while remediating the learner’s weaknesses. Our language teachers are highly trained practitioners who are committed to individualizing the student’s program.  Quarterly progress monitoring allows our dedicated teachers to target the student’s strengths and remediate their weaknesses so that growth occurs.  Our full- day program accommodates students in grades 1-8 whose needs require intensive intervention, while our outreach programs enable students to participate in faith and extra-curricular activities and still receive specialized instruction in their areas of weakness.

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 www.interdys.org.

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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.” It is our responsibility to guide the student toward success by using research-based curriculum, individualized instruction that is multi-sensory and scientifically sound, and systematic and cumulative. These principles enable achievement in the students we strive to empower!