At a Glance
Maximum class ratio
Overall student to teacher ratio
180-day school year, Monday-Friday 7:50 AM-2:20 PM, 3-week Summer Program
Aligned with Massachusetts Frameworks / Common Core
Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools (maaps)
Accept publicly and privately funded families. The tuition rate is determined annually by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Tuition for the 2022-23 school year is $60,022.70
The Distinctive Mission of Learning Prep School is to provide a comprehensive educational program for students with language-based learning disabilities, focusing on the development of essential skills, core competencies, social pragmatics, social-emotional well-being, and personal integrity.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice
For over 50 years, Learning Prep School has celebrated diversity in learning. Removing barriers and promoting justice in education has always been vital to our mission. This work continues through our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learning Prep acknowledges and embraces all aspects of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, socioeconomic background, family structure, religion, sexual orientation and ability level. By celebrating diversity and committing to academic equity -- along with our core values of compassion, respect, responsibility, honesty, and courage -- we can better fulfill our mission of educating students with language-based learning challenges.
Whole Child Approach
At Learning Prep School, we believe there's many important aspects of helping a child grow, in addition to their important academic work. That's why we have incorporated the following into our program:
Safe Learning Environment:
Creating a safe environment where students feel comfortable taking learning and social risks has always been a key component to student success at Learning Prep School. LPS is committed to addressing and preventing all forms of bullying and other harmful and disruptive behavior that can impede the learning process.
Character education is at the heart of our school, providing a healthy, vibrant culture that embraces our approach to advance the personal integrity of each member of the community, staff, as well as students. The core principles are embedded in a code of conduct that delineates the core values of the school. These five core values include respect, honesty, courage, compassion, and responsibility. These values are advanced through common reads, by integration throughout the educational program, and by modeling. At LPS we are dedicated to this work, to applying the same intense focus to the affective needs of our students that we bring to their cognitive needs.
Our school-based counseling services focus on helping students further develop their social, organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as other issues related to coping with their language-based learning disability. The Counseling Department consists of licensed, masters-level clinicians who see students for weekly counseling, provide check-ins, case management, and teach Health and Student Issues classes. Frequent communication with staff, parents and outside professionals assists with individualized progress toward social emotional goals.