Our History

Founded in 1987 by Ginger Parnell and Rita Rice Ledford, Greensboro’s first – and only – full-time school dedicated to students with learning disabilities is an important resource to Greensboro and the surrounding area. Ms. Parnell and Ms. Ledford built Noble Academy, formerly known as Guilford Day School, to serve a need in our community that was not being met by the public or private schools in the area. The future of our communities, our country, and our world depends on our children. It is our duty as parents, educators and community¬†members to cultivate our children’s minds to their fullest potential, as they will lead us into a productive, progressive future. At Noble Academy, we strongly believe that students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders are as likely to be tomorrow’s leaders as other students. Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Leonardo da Vinci were creative thinkers who forever changed the way we view our world. All three had learning disabilities. Children with learning differences can learn anything, go anywhere and become anyone they want.

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