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The Siena School Northern Virginia Campus

Opening Fall 2021

The Siena School is excited to announce the opening of a private school for dyslexia in Northern Virginia. This new campus will provide students and families in Northern Virginia with a school that has developed an education program and learning environment specifically designed for the unique needs of students with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences. 

At The Siena School our mission is to help students become confident, curious learners who understand their personal strengths and gain the tools and strategies to excel. 

The Northern Virginia campus is now accepting applications for Grades 3-8.  It will be expanding to high school in Fall 2022.  Join us for an upcoming information session or contact admissions to learn more. 



Siena is a leader in dyslexia education. Our teachers have extensive experience working with evidence-based, research-proven teaching methods. We are committed to ensuring that every child builds on their unique strengths and capabilities while developing strategies for success.  At Siena we are dedicated to:

Student's Strengths at The Siena School


Siena focuses on each student's strengths and gifts, giving them the opportunity to explore their interests and excel. 

Individualized Instruction at The Siena School


Siena's classes are small. Teachers provide highly individualized and personalized instructional attention.

Multi-sensory Learning at The Siena School


Siena uses research-based multisensory instruction such as visual, auditory, and kinesthetic techniques.

appropriate accommodations at The Siena School


Siena provides appropriate curricular accommodations and adaptations to allow all students to access a rigorous curriculum of high standards

Expert Teaching at The Siena School


Siena uses the very best research, resources, strategies and staff to be a national model for educating students with language-based learning differences.

Creativity at The Siena School


Siena honors each student’s creativity and self-expression. The Arts are infused into every aspect of life at Siena.


Elementary School Student at The Siena School


What our COMMUNITY IS saying...

"Siena, in my professional and parental opinion, does the best job in the greater DC area in working with kids with language-based learning differences."

– Area Psychologist & Parent of Siena Alumnus

“The teachers make me feel supported, make me laugh, make learning new things exciting, and make me feel confident. “

– Siena Student, Silver Spring Campus

“Having the chance to attend Siena has changed my daughter's life. “

– Siena Parent, Silver Spring Campus

Is Siena the best match for your student?

Ready to learn more about the opening of our private school for dyslexia in Northern Virginia? Our admissions team is happy to talk with you to see if your student may benefit from Siena’s dedicated mission which is to provide an outstanding education to bright, college-bound students with language-based learning differences. To learn more please click on the button below to tell us more about your student and to schedule a virtual meeting with our Admissions Director. 



Parent Information Sessions
Join Siena Founder, Erik Heyer for a virtual one-hour parent information session to learn about

Siena's history, mission, curriculum, and location updates.


   Jan. 19th - 9:30am     Jan. 28th - 9:30am     Feb. 2nd - 9:30am

Professional Information Sessions

Attend a virtual lunch and learn with Siena Founder, Erik Heyer

to learn more about Siena's expansion to Northern Virginia.


  Jan. 29th - 12pm     Feb. 18th - 10:00am    March 18th - 12pm

Professionals, we welcome your feedback.  Please click here to provide comments and to sign up for our professional's email list to keep up to date on Siena's plans in Northern Virginia.  

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