Our Story

Marburn Academy was founded in 1981 by a group of visionary parents, educators, and civic leaders.

These individuals saw our community’s need for a school that would provide effective instruction for bright students whose learning differences prevented them from succeeding in traditional school programs.

Marburn Academy serves students with average and above intelligence who have been unable to learn in their previous schools due to difficulties often labeled as learning disabilities. A staff of highly trained teachers, specialists, and professionals instruct students from more than 34 Central Ohio communities in primary through High School grades.


The school is now located right off of Route 161 in New Albany at 9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054.

School Information

Marburn Academy is a not-for-profit, independent day school devoted to serving the educational needs of bright students with learning differences such as dyslexia, executive function difficulties, and attention issues. Marburn is the only school in Central Ohio with academic and co-curricular programs designed to address the full range of unique learning and personal development needs of students with these learning differences. Opened with 12 students, Marburn now educates over 300 students year-round.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Marburn Academy is accredited at the highest level by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS.)

The Ohio Department of Education accepts this accreditation and recognizes Marburn Academy as an independent 1–12*, non-public school. Marburn Academy is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS).

Marburn Academy is one of only 18 schools in the nation to have its language instruction program accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA). Marburn Academy is also recognized as an approved provider for the Ohio Jon Peterson and Autism Scholarship Programs.

Marburn Academy is proud to be named an
Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2021.


*First grade available based on the number of qualified applicants.