The May Center for Learning

Fact sheet

Founded in 2011 

Head of School, Amy Miller

The organization’s mission is to empower students with learning differences to succeed in school and in life

We utilize research-based teaching methodologies and develop a highly individualized curriculum for each of our students

6:1 student teacher ratio


May Center for Learning

  • May Center for Learning is a non-profit organization founded in 2011

  • Accredited by AdvancedED

  • Executive Director, Amy Miller

  • The organization’s mission is to empower students with learning differences to succeed in school and in life

  • May Center offers a school, tutoring, grant-funded outreach programs in Santa Fe Public Schools, teacher training in Structured Literacy, best practices for students with learning differences like dyslexia, and an multi-sensory language teaching certification program

  • May Center co-sponsors Dyslexia Justice League with the International Dyslexia Association Southwest Branch, a mentorship program that pairs adults with dyslexia with teens and children with dyslexia to foster pride in self and foster self-advocacy skills

  • May Center partners with Santa Fe Public Schools through the Read First Initiative to improve literacy outcomes for all students in Santa Fe

  • 6:1 student teacher ratio in May School’s classrooms. 5:1 in the Early Childhood Program

  • Highly trained and experienced faculty and tutoring staff; 84% of faculty have advanced degrees, most in Special Education, all certified in Multi-Sensory Language instruction

  • Independent School, grades Pre-K through 8

  • Approximately 65 students

  • Two Santa Fe locations: St. John's Methodist Church Elementary Campus and Galisteo Intermediate Campus

  • May School devotes over $200,000 to need-based financial aid. Aid amounts range from 10% to 75% of tuition. In 2018-19, 46% of students received financial aid.

  • 2018-19 School Year from August 28, 2018 to May 29, 2019

  • School hours are from 8:30 AM to 3:00 pm (Elementary) and 8:40 AM to 3:30 pm (Intermediate)

  • Memberships: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), AdvancedED, International Dyslexia Association

  • We offer IMSLEC Accredited Multi-Sensory Language Teaching certification in partnership with Shelton School of Dallas.

  • Our Skill-Building Tutoring Program uses the same research-based methodologies used in our other academic programs.

  • Working in a 1:1 setting, every tutor develops an individualized program designed to build the skills necessary for each student’s academic success.

  • May Center tutoring is available for all students, regardless of the school they attend.


  • May Evaluation Center conducts psychoeducational evaluations for clients ages 5 to 16.

  • Clients are evaluated to create a learning profile that recommends the most appropriate types of instruction, intervention, and settings for student success.

  • May Evaluation Center diagnosticians are licensed in the state of New Mexico and our reports may be used in all private and public school settings, as well as for standardized testing to qualify students for 504 plans, IEPs, and other services and accommodations.