Key School Mission: Unlocking Potential

The Key School offers bright students with a dyslexic learning profile the educational opportunity to overcome their academic challenges while discovering and embracing their own dyslexic mind-strength gifts.

Our partner, Key Learning Center, serves as a community resource for dyslexia education and training in the Western North Carolina region and beyond.

Our Goals

  • Close the gap between academic performance and student potential.

  • Develop new neural pathways for reading, writing, and spelling through individualized multisensory instruction.

  • Build a deep understanding of math concepts through multisensory math instruction.

  • Foster a learning culture that is intellectually engaging and promotes curiosity, perseverance, resiliency, and a growth mindset.

  • Provide a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum while preparing students to apply new tools and strategies across learning environments, enabling them to succeed in their 
transition to other schools.

  • Inspire life-long success by developing skills needed for critical thinking, independence, self-advocacy, 
organization, planning, and time management.

  • Educate our Carolina Day School faculty and families and the larger regional community about dyslexia and its lifelong impact by providing information, support, and resources.

Sir Richard Branson's Message to Key School Students

Personal Reflection

In this video, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, shares a personal reflection with Key School students about dyslexia. He explains how he refused to allow his challenges to stand in the way of his dreams, inspiring students to embrace their learning differences.

Today, Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors ranging from mobile telephony, travel, financial services, leisure, music, holidays and health and wellness.  

"Whatever personal challenge you have to overcome, you must be brave enough to accept that you are different. Believe in yourself, and use everything you can, including the obstacles, to propel you along the road to success." Sir Richard Branson  

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