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The Purdy Family, Woodlynde School

After putting their son Colin in the summer program at Woodlynde, find out why the Purdy's choose to have him continue on into the academic year.

Alynn and Scott Purdy both grew up with learning differences so they understood the challenges their son Colin was facing. Both successful educators themselves, the Purdys wanted to give Colin his own chance at success so they began looking for a private school.


The Woodlynde School, located in Strafford, educates children with learning differences through individualized education that includes teaching how to set and achieve goals and how to be self-advocates. The Purdys knew this was the right place for Colin.


To learn more about this family and why they choose Woodlynde School, visit MainLineParent.com.


Photograph by Sarah L. Bender

Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in Grades K-12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language-or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.