Kildonan at Marvelwood

Marvelwood has expanded its support for students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences through a partnership with the Kildonan organization.

The Kildonan School, which closed its Amenia, NY campus in 2019, made its reputation through programming specifically designed for students with dyslexia.  In 2020, Marvelwood announced an advantageous partnership with the Kildonan organization to strengthen our programming and support of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. 

Instructors trained through the Kildonan Teacher Training Institute are now part of Marvelwood's Clark Center for Learning Support, employing Orton-Gillingham (OG) -- a structured, multi-sensory approach to teaching reading and writing -- to support students with language-based learning challenges.  Read more about this historic alliance. 

For information about the program, please contact the Office of Admission


Learn more about Orton-Gillingham and the Kildonan Experience 
from Kathleen Loftus Stewart, Kildonan Executive Director:

Other Kildonan Programs


Kildonan's Camp Dunnabeck

July 5 - August 14, 2021

Kildonan’s Camp Dunnabeck is an academic camp for boys and girls age 8 to 16 with dyslexia and language-based learning differences, accepting students of average to above-average intelligence. Boarding, day, and online options are available. 

Camp Dunnabeck balances 1:1 Orton-Gillingham language remediation with outstanding recreational activities.

Many students working to recover academic skills lost during school closures and remote learning will benefit from our program.

Pre- and post-battery of standardized and criterion based testing will help families gauge progress and determine readiness for school in the fall.

Tests Administered: 

  • Gray Oral Test of Reading  GORT 5
  • Gates MacGinitie Reading Test   GMRT
  • Test of Written Spelling  TWS
  • Gallistel Ellis Test of Coding
  • Phonological Awareness Screening Test   PAST
  • If applicable:  Wide Range Achievement Test,  WRAT-5 Mathematics

Camp Dunnabeck’s 1:1 Language Training is powerful.  Watch your child’s reading and writing soar!

Camp Dunnabeck Info


Kildonan Teacher Training Institute (KTTI)

Fully accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators, the Kildonan Teacher Training Institute offers:

  • Orton-Gillingham trainings & practicum supervision
  • Informal screenings and evaluations
  • Comprehensive reading evaluations & standardized testing
  • Tutoring