We believe that every child can learn and thrive.

Our highly professional and passionate staff is dedicated to your child’s success in school and in life. Whether you are seeking to fully understand your child’s learning problems, to give him or her academic support, or to find the best school or college, we are here to help.

Over the past twenty years, we have evaluated well over one thousand children and adolescents, guided many children to better grades and self-esteem, counseled hundreds of teenagers in finding the colleges that are right for them, and assisted families in finding boarding schools and therapeutic programs for those students with learning and behavioral challenges.

Our History

The Davidson Center for Learning and Academic Planning was founded in 1999. From the outset, we made the commitment to help children and adolescents thrive educationally by providing the best individualized services possible. With the help of a uniquely experienced psychologist, Dr. Gary Patrick, and two tutors, we opened our doors in August of 1999. Along the way we attracted dedicated professionals who shared our vision for learning and who brought their talents, expertise and dedication. Our highly qualified staff includes Ph.D. and Master’s Level professionals, L.D. specialists and certified elementary and high school teachers.

Over the past twenty years we have: evaluated well over one thousand children and adolescents, provided college counseling to hundreds of teenagers, assisted families in boarding school advising and placement, helped families in therapeutic placements for troubled children and teens (wilderness program, therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers). We believe your child can learn and thrive. Our mission is to work together with families to help students achieve their academic potential by providing the best services and resources available.