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Marburn Academy

Private | 1-12 | 150 students


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Posted February 5, 2014

The Marburn Academy operates on the belief that all of their students are bright children who learn differently. They have a curriculum that is specific to children who have been diagnosed dyslexic and ADHD. What they did for my daughter in the first 30 days she was enrolled was unbelievable. She was reading at grade level in 30 days, which was something that it took the public schools the entire school year to do. When people ask me what is the Marburn difference I always say, "they are verbal brain surgeons."
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 5, 2014

I think you parents sending in High schoolers should know Marburn is not what it is advertised to be, maybe the Middle School and lower school (different sections) are as they say it is, but the high school is pretty much the same as a regular school, some teachers do not grant extra time for tests, many students who struggle at general tasks get the cold shoulder from the class room teachers, and they grow every year, making it harder for them to stay up-to-date with every single student. In fact, they having taken away many of the services that made them special, instead of meeting with all of the high school teachers, you just meet with one teacher, One on one help has been degraded to a detention-like study session after school. And a few of the new teachers have changed their grading plans every single quarter (i.e. going from weighted grades to test-centered grades). And one reason why some people may see an increase in their Childs Grades is due to the teachers lenient grading methods. However, it is significantly smaller than most schools, their are great chances to go out and see the world, I went on a ski trip to WV, and all around, it's better than most schools.

Posted June 12, 2013

My daughter realized her fullest potential for greatness because she was blessed to attend Marburn Academy. She entered the school in fifth grade, after not learning to read in the public school system. By the end of her first year in Marburn, this dyslexic child went from illiteracy to reading on grade level. Marburn Academy is the model for excellence and superiority in education, in every aspect.
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Posted November 10, 2010

My son is a student at Marburn Academy. Everything they do is different, but so are their exceptional students. My son struggled for years in the public schools because they just couldn't teach him the way he learned. At Marburn, he is catching up to grade level for the first time and we are seeing a huge increase in his self-esteem. Everyone at the school cares and works hard to make this school a wonderful place to be.
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Posted December 18, 2009

From the perspective of a student I didn't necessarily like Marburn because everyone knew I was different. As a result, it was harder to make friends outside of the school. But looking back on my time there (this is weird to say) it really changed my life by giving me the ability to believe in myself. Spending four years at Marburn gave me the tools to be successful outside of the bubble of Marburn. After my time there, I went to a highly competitive school that was raked in the top one hundred in the nation. Being dropped in to a school like that was hard but having the knowledge from Marburn helped me be successful and graduate. I now go to John Carroll University and I am working on getting my MBA thanks to Marburn. It works and the teachers really care. Its a great School.
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Posted February 23, 2009

Marburn is truly a school of excellence! Our son has been attending Marburn for 3 years. He was diagnosed with ADD and Dyslexia. He began Marburn in 2nd grade without being able to read. With Orton Gillingham Phonics being taught instead of Whole Language, our son began to read in just six weeks! At the end of 3rd grade he was reading at a 4th grade level! He loves Marburn for understanding his learning difference. He is now in 4th grade and his reading is oustanding. Marburn is a school where all kids with learning differences are made to feel like they belong.
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Posted February 12, 2009

Marburn Academy truly provides the 'best education for bright children with learning differences.' At his previous school, our son struggled academically, socially and therefore emotionally, even in spite of an IEP and a wonderful intervention specialist, teachers and principal. He has ADHD and difficulties with traditional teaching methods, organization, processing, impulse control, and reading social cues. We did not know what to do with this wonderful, unique, bright, frustrated, sad and angry child. When we found Marburn, our lives transformed. Our son is happy, successful, has friends, is learning, is growing, and has really found his niche in school. The teachers are amazing, and the student/teacher ratios allow for lots of individualized attention which is what these kids really need. We have been thrilled with our experience at Marburn Academy and would highly recommend it to anyone whose child with ADHD or Dyslexia is struggling in a traditional school setting.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 77%
Black 4% 19%
Asian 2% N/A
Hispanic 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Scott B. Burton
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (614) 433-0812


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  • Library
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1860 Walden Dr
Columbus, OH 43229
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