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Phone: 804-266-2494
4211 Hermitage Rd
Virginia 23227

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Target demographics: Students in grades 6-12 with specific language learning disabilities (dyslexia).

Direct beneficiaries per year: 95-100

Geographic areas served: Central Virginia

Programs: A secondary school for students with dyslexia (specific language learning disabled) in grades 6 through 12, combining intensive language remediation, college preparatory academic coursework, and a full and varied student life program.


The New Community School provides a program of college preparation for dyslexic students (specific language learning disabled), grades 6-12. The program includes both remediation of language skills and academic challenge appropriate for students of average to above-average intellectual potential. The school also provides an environment that values and fosters personal growth, positive self-regard, and the personal characteristics of a productive citizen. The New Community School serves as a resource to the community in the education of dyslexic boys and girls. The school is an independent, non-sectarian, and non-profit day school accessible to dyslexic students of all races, creeds, ethnic origins, and socio-economic backgrounds.


The New Community School has educated more than 800 students since 1974. More than 85% of our graduates go on to college.

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Although our son had dyslexia and ADHD we were incredulous that no matter how much he failed in the public schools, he qualified for no special services. After years of failing, being frustrated and detached from the mainstream he was labeled a behavior problem. I knew this boy was no behavior ... more »
My rising 6th grader was struggling with school and I had no idea where to start looking for answers. I found a tutor who happened to be a teacher at TNCS. She told me my daughter would benefit from an education with TNCS. I had no idea there was a school out there for her. We are in our 6th ... more »
The New Community School was my first teaching position out of college. I had never considered teaching at a private school, much less, one that served students with dyslexia. Thank God I did! That was the best thing I could have done for me personally, as a professional teacher. The faculty and... more »
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