The June Shelton School and Evaluation Center enjoys the distinction of being the world’s largest independent school for bright children with learning differences. Founded in 1976, Shelton is dedicated to making a difference by serving and empowering the lives of students who learn differently. While the school is clearly the centerpiece of its mission, Shelton is more than a school. It encompasses three other major components, all open to the community—a speech and language therapy program, an evaluation center, and a teacher-training program. The School is accredited by Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, Shelton School is a co-educational, non-sectarian school that serves approximately 900 students with learning differences in grades EC to 12. The curriculum for the Early Childhood Program incorporates the best of traditional and Montessori educational strategies, emphasizing concepts and skills as well as subject matter. A Shelton education goes beyond academics. It provides a full range of experiences in academics, arts, athletics, music and theatre in a nurturing family atmosphere.