Mission Statement

Shelton on a mission
a school and resource center dedicated to
making a difference
by serving and empowering the lives of
students who learn differently
Because Not all Great Minds Think Alike

Founded in 1976, Shelton School is a private non-profit, non-sectarian, co-ed school serving intelligent students with learning differences (LD) in grades EC/Preschool through 12th. It has been the turning point for thousands of students. Shelton's individualized, structured multisensory academic program, especially written for LD students, challenges students by building the necessary skills. Shelton's niche is providing a customized educational approach with positive, practical solutions matching the needs of LD students.

While the school is clearly the centerpiece of its mission, Shelton's bundled services offer much more. Shelton encompasses three other major components — a Speech/Language Hearing Center, an Evaluation Center and an Outreach Training Program, all open to the community.
Shelton is more than just a school and provides extensive training for professionals who work with LD students and their families. Shelton's new 30-acre campus offers superior spaces and educational amenities for all areas of school life

Shelton is a Unique Place

  • Small classes (average 1:6 student teacher ratio)
  • Highly trained and caring staff
  • Individualized program written especially for our students
  • Nurturing environment
  • 1 to 1 Laptop Program for grades 5 - 12
  • Social skills curriculum for all students
  • An environment created especially to help students reach their full potential