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


  • 08 Mar 2021 9:31 AM | Anonymous

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  • 02 Mar 2021 9:32 AM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to announce the hiring of Bobby Britt who is joining our history department as a Middle School Social Studies teacher!

    Bobby graduated from Fitchburg State University with a degree in History and Secondary Education and was awarded Outstanding Senior in the Field of History/Secondary Education upon completion of his student teacher program. Since then he's tutored and taught history and ELA in both public school and special education/residential education programs, most recently at the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) in Tewksbury, MA for the past 3 years.

    Welcome to LPS, Bobby!

  • 01 Mar 2021 8:22 AM | Anonymous

    Luis Gaitan

    Computer Instructor

    Sam Houston University, BA Study Art

    In this Staff Spotlight we are excited to feature Luis Gaitan, our new Computer Teacher. Luis grew up in El Salvador and developed a love for hiking, where they have 27 volcanoes! Luis earned his BA in sculpture at Sam Houston University in Texas and later did 3-D design, virtual reality design, and animation for several Texas oil companies. Since he was a child, he always loved video games, and his favorite game was Mario Brothers. He learned to create his own video games and has found successful outcomes teaching students through video games, and he often wears his signature Mario Brothers Hat to connect with his students. We are thrilled to have Luis as a member of the Learning Prep School Team!

  • 26 Feb 2021 8:27 AM | Anonymous

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  • 26 Feb 2021 8:20 AM | Anonymous

    The LPS Annual Spring Plant Sale is on! Here's how to purchase your plants:

    1) Check out the 2021 Spring Plant Sale Catalogue.

    2) Fill out the order form located in the catalogue.

    3) Send it back to school with a check for payment: The deadline is MONDAY, MARCH 8TH.

    4) Your student will be sent home with your order during the first week of May.

    Please email Bella at ichiaravallotti@learningprep.org with any questions!

  • 26 Feb 2021 8:17 AM | Anonymous

    ADHD In Depth - From Identification to Management

    By: Dr. David Stein, Pediatric Psychologist & Director at New England Neurodevelopment, LLC

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM; Event via Zoom

    Open to LPS community and general public, this talk will provide an in-depth review of the basics of ADHD—what is it, why does it occur, and how do we identify it? In addition, the talk will provide an in-depth review of evidence-based interventions across medical, home, and school settings.

    RSVP information to come!

  • 23 Feb 2021 2:34 PM | Anonymous

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  • 22 Feb 2021 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    The Homework Battle: Understanding the breakdown and supporting your child’s independence

    By: Heather Ahern & Phil Newman, Next Step Academics

    Event via Zoom

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    6:00 - 7:15 PM

    Children with complex learning profiles often struggle with independent work, and homework can be where that struggle is the most obvious. During independent work like homework, social-emotional needs can impact students’ academic skill level. What students have done in class, cannot always be done independently. This creates avoidant behavior, frustration, and even anger. For others it means what takes 10 minutes at school can take an hour at night... with constant check-ins from parents. It can seem impossible for parents and educators to identify the barriers to success when they see it happening. During remote learning, these challenges are amplified. Everything can seem like homework.

    We will present on the underlying causes of the daily homework struggle that can result in conflict and heartache. We will share our philosophy and model for helping students develop the skills and metacognition necessary to become successful independent learners. At the end of this presentation, you will better understand the emotional and academic barriers students face when approaching homework as well as some strategies to help students become successful independent learners.


  • 12 Feb 2021 2:26 PM | Anonymous

    Several years ago, Learning Prep School initiated a concerted effort to adopt best practices for school governance and administration as recommended by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). One of these best practices is the establishment of a program of annual giving (LPS Family & Friends Fund) designed to encourage the school’s various constituencies to make an annual financial gift to the school. The funds generated from these gifts enable LPS to enrich and enhance our educational program.

    It is important for members of the school community and others who make such gifts to receive an annual report that both cites and celebrates those who have made a donation during that year. Attached is the LPS donor impact report for the school year 2019-2020.

    Please accept our sincere appreciation for everyone who contributed. Those who donate to LPS in 2020-2021 will be recognized in next year’s donor impact report. If you have not contributed to the LPS Family & Friends Fund this year, we invite you to join the hundreds of donors who have already supported LPS in this way.

    Warm Regards,

    Alex Magay, Director of Development

Learning Prep School | 1507 Washington Street | West Newton, MA 02465  | (617) 965-0764

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