Odyssey School is an accredited, independent, non-profit middle and high school dedicated to providing a positive learning environment for students who learn differently. Odyssey was born in 1997 when a reading teacher, a neuropsychologist, and a speech language pathologist were in conversation about the need for a place where students with learning differences could experience academic success. They imagined their ideal school as one where teachers could spend enough time with each student to truly teach to their strengths, in a community so supportive and caring that students actively stretched toward new knowledge. They founded our school to realize this dream.
“At Odyssey School, we are building bright futures.”
In 1998 we opened our doors with 20 students. We chose the name Odyssey School to express the journey that each student with learning differences undertakes—like Homer’s Ulysses in The Odyssey, each has a quest involving big challenges. Each discovers their strengths along the path and ultimately, each reaches a heroic success.
Today, Odyssey offers a comprehensive and sequential curriculum for fifth grade through twelfth grade. We have an average annual enrollment of 60 students. We offer a summer camp and an educational testing service. We are proud to say that the dream of Odyssey School continues to be realized in authentic learner-teacher relationships and students who know the joy of learning.
“When families come to Odyssey School for a tour, they tell us of the frustration, the worry, and the need for them to find answers for their child,” explains John Brinson, Head of School. “We spend the time and build the communication needed to focus on the student while working on their self-esteem. We want to build confident individuals with a plan to move forward. We are committed to hyper-individuality, staying a small school, and looking for success with and for our students. At Odyssey School, we are building bright futures.”