Triad Academy at Summit School

Children with dyslexia learn differently.

As a nationally accredited Orton-Gillingham program, we're committed to helping students overcome the challenges of print-based reading and written language difficulties.

Students in the Triad division blossom into self-assured creative thinkers, problem solvers, and vibrant lifelong learners.


We are one of two schools in North Carolina, and one of only 16 in the U.S. to receive the Orton-Gillingham Academy accreditation.




Parent Learning Opportunity

The Orton-Gillingham Academy Subscriber Course: An Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach

This event is open to all of the Summit community as well as the greater Winston-Salem community.

Course Overview
The Subscriber Course provides an introduction to the multisensory Orton Gillingham teaching approach, and helps participants better understand the learning differences of a dyslexic student. The course highlights dyslexia and the brain, the structure of the English language, and the origins of English.

  • Self-paced course: provides foundational knowledge about dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach
  • Six Virtual Lunch and Learn Meetings: Orton-Gillingham Trainers will guide discussions based on the sections of the OG Subscriber Course
  • First Meeting: October 6, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Email Jen Caldwell for registration information.



Have you ever wondered what its like for a dyslexic person to read, listen or write in a variety of challenging environments? Several fellows in training from Triad Academy hosted a dyslexia simulation allowing people to experience just that.



Triad Partners with Randolph School Merger

The Randolph community had the opportunity, on the evening of February 20, to attend a Q&A with Rick Baker, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Summit School, to learn about Summit’s merger with Triad Academy. This merger has served as a model for Randolph and Greengate School as the two schools have explored a similar partnership. Mr. Baker visited with the Randolph and Greengate school communities to explain the ideas behind his school's merger, the process, and the benefits. Summit is an outstanding independent school in Winston-Salem, N.C. In 2012, the School merged with Triad Academy, a small school with a nationally accredited Orton-Gillingham program serving students with dyslexia. 

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