Dukesway Academy


Founded in 1983 by the visionary Dr. Karen Dukes, Dukesway Academy, Inc. started its journey as a small beacon of hope in the community, dedicated to supporting children with special needs. What began in the heart of a compassionate educator has blossomed into a diverse and vibrant organization, touching the lives of countless children and families over the years.

From the humble beginnings of a single classroom, the Academy has grown into a multifaceted institution. Today, we offer a wide array of services that go beyond the conventional scope of special education. Our initiatives now include health fairs that bring wellness and joy to families, and educational support programs tailored to empower children from all walks of life.

At Dukesway, our passion for making a difference is the driving force behind everything we do. We believe that every child is a unique treasure, deserving of an environment that nurtures their individuality and talents. Our dedicated team of educators, therapists, and volunteers work tirelessly to create a haven of learning and growth, where children feel valued, understood, and supported.

Our commitment extends beyond academic excellence; we strive to instill confidence, empathy, and resilience in our students. We understand that the challenges faced by families of children with special needs are multifaceted. Therefore, our approach is holistic – supporting not just the educational, but also the emotional, social, and physical well-being of our students and their families.

As Dukesway Academy continues to evolve, our core values remain unchanged. We are steadfast in our dedication to inclusivity, compassion, and empowerment. Our vision for the future is bright and filled with the promise of continued growth and deeper community impact. We stand as a testament to the enduring power of empathy in education, committed to enriching lives and building a more understanding and supportive world.