A school delivering a language-based program for students grades 5-12 with complex profiles.


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  • 03 May 2021 10:56 AM | Anonymous

    Testing for grades 5-10:

    MCAS testing begins next week with our 10th grade students. We are asking that all students get a good night sleep and eat breakfast. They will have the opportunity to take a snack break in their testing room in which they can order breakfast from the cafeteria or bring their own snack. Please do not schedule any appointments on testing days to ensure smooth testing sessions. Please reach out to Gretchen Petersen at gpetersen@learningprep.org with any questions.

    Class of 2022:

    Commissioner Riley sent out communication last week that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to approve modified competency determination (CD) requirements for students in the class 2022 in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  

    "For students in the class of 2022, the CD in ELA and mathematics would be awarded upon district certification that the student earned full credit for a relevant course aligned to the appropriate curriculum framework in that subject matter, and has demonstrated competency in that subject.

    The recommended modification would allow students in the class of 2022 to receive their CD by earning full credit in an approved course and demonstrating competency in that subject, in lieu of earning a qualifying MCAS score."

    Students in the class of 2022 (11th graders) are not required to participate in MCAS testing this spring, but they can choose to do so to qualify for these awards: John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and the Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery . They may also choose to wait until the next testing opportunity in fall 2021 to take the tests and attempt to qualify at that time.


    Grade 5 – only 1 session per test this year (computer vs. paper based testing is determined through the IEP)

    • ELA, May 17th
    • Math, May 19th
    • Science, May 27th

    Grades 6, 7 & 8 (for in person students only. As of now, we do not have more information regarding remote testing, but will communicate that when we receive it.)

    • ELA, May 17th
    • Math, May 19th
    • Science, May 27th (8th grade only)

    Grade 9 Biology (legacy test all paper based)

    • June 8 & 9

    Grade 10 ELA

    • May 5 & 7

    Grade 10 Math (next-generation test)

    • May 12 & 14

  • 03 May 2021 10:54 AM | Anonymous

    Please join us on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:00 pm for our Spring Silver Lining Virtual Celebration. This thirty-minute event will focus on our students and staff's successes during this very challenging school year. In August, we were not confident this school year would be possible, but we did it! Together we will showcase at this event what LPS learned from our experiences and what we need to do to make the 2021-22 school year the best school year it can be!

    Let's gather on May 12th and celebrate the silver linings and successes we experienced this school year. We'll have some fun as we wind down and look towards summer.

    If you register, we will email you the Zoom link the morning of the event.

    Register Here

  • 03 May 2021 10:51 AM | Anonymous

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  • 01 May 2021 10:58 AM | Anonymous

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 6:00 -7:15 PM

    By: Maureen Austin; LMHC, Counselor at Learning Prep School & Jennifer Jurkiewicz; LMHC, Educational Team Facilitator at Learning Prep School

    In this talk, we will discuss what a language-based learning disability is and the social and emotional components that can often accompany. We will discuss how to spot when a child is having those difficulties and how educators, professionals and parents can provide support along with useful interventions.

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  • 30 Apr 2021 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    We are so excited to announce that LPS will participate in the 2021 Boston Marathon® again, which will be held this October! This will be Learning Prep’s 6th year in a row with a marathon team. If all goes well for Amy Davis, she will surpass the $100,000 mark for LPS in total fundraising through the John Hancock Boston Marathon Program! We are incredibly grateful to Amy for her dedication to our school year after year and mile after mile.

    Because her fundraising is primarily supported by the LPS community, we cannot offer a bib to runners who would also be financially supported by this same community as we would be pulling funds from the same pool of donors.  

    LPS is looking for a dedicated runner who cares about our mission and educating students who learn differently that would like to run for LPS in the Boston Marathon on Monday, October 11, 2021 (minimum $10,000 fundraising commitment). 

    If you or someone you know is interested in running for LPS and are able to raise funds outside of the LPS community for our Family & Friends Fund please contact Alex Magay, Director of Development at amagay@learningprep.org.

    Go, Amy! Go LPS!

  • 23 Apr 2021 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    We are thrilled to announce an in-person-only after school spring mini-session that will run from May 17th through June 14th and include basketball, baking, arts and crafts and animation groups. While continuing to practice our COVID protocols of mask wearing, 6-foot distancing and cleaning/disinfecting, our programs will be grouped by expanded cohorts; 5th & 6th graders will remain a cohort, 7th & 8th graders will combine, 9th & 11th graders will combine, and 10th & 12th graders will combine. These groups are based on the current staff live teaching groupings.  

    Registration is now open! Through our FamilyID portal you will find all pertinent information about each group we offer. You’ll also be able to complete the entire registration process, including making payments. In just a few simple steps, you will be able to create your own account, giving you full access to all that the program has to offer. While navigating the site, please read each group section carefully as group dates vary. Please note, if there is not adequate student sign up for a group, that group will not be able to run. We can accept up to 8 students per group for basketball, arts and crafts, and computers, and 6 students per baking group. Groups will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. The cost of the program this year will be $100.00 per section for the 4 weeks, with the exception of any seniors level student who signs up. The senior student cost will be $75.00 as they will be graduating the week before the program ends.

    Our registration deadline is Friday, May 7th. We kindly ask that you adhere to this strict timeline out of respect for our instructors planning time. Thank you for your understanding. 

    If you have any specific questions about how to create and/or navigate your FamilyID account, or if you have any general questions, please contact Gretchen Petersen, at gpetersen@learningprep.org or (617) 965-0764, ext 310. 

     Access to our online registration portal: 


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