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. 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 Director of Enrollment, 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 gender, sexual orientation and identity (including transgender status), race, color, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, and provides students with all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. In accordance with applicable law, it does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Similarly, Trident Academy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on disability. However, consistent with Trident Academy’s mission, it is the admission policy that to qualify for admission consideration, students must have diagnosed learning disabilities and/or certain communication disorders and meet certain threshold criteria as evidenced by their professional testing documents.