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Rudd Learning Center


The confidence and independence my son garnered from his experience in the Rudd Center  has transformed his educational experience. His growth into a diligent and accountable student has enabled him to enjoy his classes and will poise him for success in college.current parent

 The Rudd Learning Center


The idea of supporting boys and individual learning profiles was hatched by Josephine Bauman Rudd more than 75 years ago.  As faculty member, Mrs. Rudd initially sought to help boys with reading comprehension. Through her work, she became one of the true pioneers in the field of academic support.

The Rudd Learning Center is a well-established academic support program that has aided in the academic success of Salisbury School boys since the 1950s. Over the years, the program has grown to become one of the leading learning centers in New England.




Our Program and Mission

We guide our boys to become confident, independent learners, who achieve academic success at Salisbury School and beyond.

To help students develop strategies to become more independent learners and reach a greater level of academic success. We offer support for a wide range of academic challenges including those related to:

  • Executive function skills
  •  Language-based skills (reading, writing, verbal expression)
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyslexia
  • Processing speed
  • Working memory
Our Practice

Students receive prescriptive one-on-one instruction from a professionally trained learning specialist. Sessions are scheduled during the academic day and tailored to meet each individual student’s learning needs. Support plans are designed to maximize student performance and help each student reach their true academic potential.





Our People

20 trained learning specialists and tutors offer direct instruction tailored to meet each student’s individual needs. The staff includes reading specialists trained in the Wilson Reading and Orton-Gillingham methods of instruction, math specialists, and experts in executive function skills support. 

Instructors are required to pursue advanced study each summer to acquire the most current techniques and keep up with industry standards.

For further information, please contact Director of the Rudd Learning Center  Kati Brandon at or 860-435-5766.

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Students are enrolled in the Rudd Center based on:

  • Learning profile (including current psycho-educational or neuropsychological evaluations)
  • Academic record
  • Previous teacher recommendations

The director of the learning center, the admissions team, and the director of studies review student files to determine Rudd Center enrollment. 

On average, the Rudd Center services 30% of the student body at any given time over the course of the school year.


Salisbury School offers academic accommodations to students who qualify through their psychological-educational or neuropsychological evaluations. 

Common classroom and testing accommodations offered: 

  • Extended time
  • Use of a calculator
  • Use of a laptop
  • Use of audiobooks
  • Foreign language waiver
  • Assistive Technology