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Our students come from every race, religion, culture, and economic background imaginable. They look like students you would see in any classroom, in any school across the country. They are bright; they are unique; they possess unlimited potential; and they have talents and gifts that may very well change the world.

And like 10 to 15% of all school-aged children, they have a diagnosed learning difference. 

We specialize in teaching students who are average or above average in intelligence, but struggle with a learning difference and/or with focusing their attention. This includes:

Dyslexia

Dysgraphia

Dyscalculia

Expressive or receptive language disorders

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Processing speed challenges

Executive function challenges

In public school environments, the IEP process would classify our students as having a Specific Learning Disability (SLD).


Behavioral Considerations

When students are faced with academic frustration in a traditional classroom, they often develop behaviors and strategies to avoid situations for which they don’t have the skills to succeed. Some students with learning differences experience a loss of self-esteem that can drive behavioral issues. We find this behavior can oftentimes be reversed when that student is in an environment where they CAN succeed! Our discipline program, however, is not designed to serve students with persistent or severe behavior problems.

Lawrence School welcomes students, staff and Board members of all ages, races, colors, religions, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, handicaps, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available at the school.  Lawrence School does not discriminate in administration of its education or admission policies, hiring practices, tuition assistance or other school administered programs. 

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Our community is full of people just like you—parents who hold unwavering belief in their child's bright future.

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