Key School and Training Center



About Us

Our mission
Key School and Training Center's mission is to unleash student and teacher success through individualized instruction, training, and advocacy.

About Our Program
Founded in 1966, Key School and Training Center began as an after-school and summer program that focused on tutoring students with dyslexia. The founders, Mary Ann Key and Mildred Gardner, through encouragement and support from Dr. John M. Richardson, a prominent Fort Worth pediatrician, designed the individualized program on the training they received at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children’s Language Therapy program. As word spread of this new, specialized way of teaching, demand exceeded what was offered in the summer program. To meet this need, a traditional nine-month school was added.
Key School gained its nonprofit status in 2005 and has served over 8,000 students with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia. In 2018, the organization expanded to include a dyslexia therapy training program and community outreach services.
With a bright outlook for the future, Key School and Training Center successfully completed a capital campaign that allowed for the renovation of a new facility. The school and
training center was relocated to the John M. Richardson Campus in September 2021, which provided opportunities for school growth and expansion of training and professional
development services.

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