1. Phone Interview to see if MDE is a good fit for your child.
  2. Parent Tour. Tours are by invitation only after phone interview.
  3. Each applicant will meet with the Director to determine his/her class placement and academic status. If everyone is in agreement on a course of action, enrollment paperwork will need to be completed.
  4. A $500 non-refundable deposit will be required to secure a place for the upcoming school year, which will be applied towards tuition.

MDE accepts students throughout the year on a rolling admission basis, as space allows.


MDE School is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) as a certified provider of educational services to children grades K-8 who have communication disorders and other academic needs.

We use a variety of methods and curricula to help meet the individual needs of each child.

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Schools that have low teacher/student ratio have tuitions which are usually higher than other private schools. MDE has set tuition to be an affordable option yet still maintains a 4:1 ratio, small group learning and an excellent education for your child. Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year is $22,000 excluding the activity fee and therapies. Payments for tuition is due in one annual, two semester, or ten monthly payments.

Non Discrimination Policy

MDE School admits students of any race, color, national or 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, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.


Our top priority is providing an excellent education for children at MDE. We understand that there are circumstances that arise and tuition can be difficult, however, we want the best program for your child. Please speak to Mindy Elkan, Director, if you need assistance. We will try to work with you in order to have your child receive a quality education.

We accept the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (Senate Bill 10) and participate in the Georgia Student Scholarship Organization (GASSO)



A multi-sensory approach to learning is the key to success. Our top priority is for students to be successful and increase self-esteem and confidence. The low student-to-teacher ratio fosters a positive learning experience throughout the day. We provide opportunities for students to develop social skills along with academics. Some strategies and materials we use include, but are not limited to:


– Kinetic spelling
– Everyday Phonics
– Handwriting Without Tears
– BJU Press – English &
– Everyday Vocabulary – Manipulative


Concepts are taught using math manipulatives and games. Concepts are reinforced with paper and pencil activities.

– Scott Foresman – Touch Math
– A Beka Book
– BJU Press
– Math You See
– Connecting Math


– A-Z Reading
– Hooked on Phonics
– Explode the Code
– Dolch Sight Words
– Book-It Program

– Visualizing & Verbalizing – Orton-Gillingham
– Spectrum
– Rigby

– Starfall
– Earobics
– Wilson Reading
– Edmark


These subjects are taught in larger groups when appropriate. We use grade level curriculum that is developmentally appropriate pertaining to the various subject matter.


This component of our curriculum helps students enhance life skills along with their social skills in a one on one, small and large group setting. Social skills include, but are not limited to, teamwork, friendship, manners and building personal character. Other life skills lessons focus on community involvement, leisure time, health care, vocational/technical options and living arrangements through hands-on real-life application.