Admissions Process

Welcome, and thank you for investigating the Trident Academy website.  We know this is a major step for a family, and we’re here to help!  For many families, even the word “dyslexia” is new, as is the process of discovering how learning differences can affect your child’s academic and social needs.

Trident Academy is one of 18 schools accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.  Our dedicated and highly trained teachers can help your child become an independent and confident learner.


Who is a “Trident” student?

Trident Academy students are those with unrealized academic potential who have been identified with dyslexia or related language difficulties (problems with acquisition of reading and/or written language) as their primary learning challenge.


What is the Admissions process?


  1. Inquire / Explore
  • Request information or a call from our admissions director, Erik Kreutner, to discuss your child’s needs.
  • Schedule a parent tour with the admissions office. (843.884.3494)
  • A current (three years old or newer) psycho-educational evaluation is an essential part of the Trident admissions process.


  1. Apply
  • If it appears that Trident is an appropriate fit for your child’s needs, complete and submit an application.
  • Once an application is submitted, Trident Academy will schedule your child for a two-day shadow visit (during the school year) or an interview (during the summer).
  • Once the tour, interview, application and student shadow steps are completed, our Admissions Committee will review all admissions materials and make a decision. The Admissions Office will inform you promptly of the Committee’s decision.


Trident Academy admits students of any race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.