Skip To Main Content

Leadership Blogs

By: Amy Davis, Principal

R.A.P.P. stands for (Responsibility, Approach, Participation & Progress). It is feedback that academic staff provide students in order to recognize areas of strength and areas of needed improvement. Strong communication is an essential part of the LPS program: not only communication with students, teachers, and counselors, but also communication with parents. We know that feedback is an important component of success and goal sheets (for middle school only) and R.A.P.P. grades are a valuable tool we use to provide feedback in order to applaud successes and problem solve challenges.    

Read More about What are R.A.P.P. Grades?

By: Kurt Moellering, Head of School

On September 21st, I was lucky enough to attend a ceremony at the State House celebrating the 50th anniversary of Massachusetts Law Chapter 766. This is the legislation guaranteeing the rights of all young people in Massachusetts with “special needs to an educational program best suited to their needs.” This immensely important law, passed half a century ago, paved the way for the first special education law at the federal level, which eventually came to be known as the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

Read More about Chapter 766 Schools Fiftieth Anniversary

By: Kurt Moellering, Head of School

When a new student walks into a classroom at Learning Prep School for the first time, they enter a safe learning environment with classmates who learn like they do and teachers who tailor instruction to meet their learning style. We meet our students where they are and bring them along as they – at their own pace – acquire new skills, rediscover their self confidence, and begin to take control of their education. It is incredible to watch our students become more independent over time.

Read More about From 5th through 12th grade

By: Gretchen Petersen, Chief Operating Officer

Excellence in education and social development requires a diverse, inclusive community with a growth mindset featuring many voices and perspectives. Learning Prep strives to create a safe and welcoming space for everyone. At LPS, we recognize, respect, and celebrate all differences including differences in genders and gender identities.

Read More about LPS & Gender Identity

By: Amy Davis, Principal

Welcome back from the February vacation week. As we return to our regular schedule and turn the calendar to March, we are looking at two-thirds of the school year already complete, with the last third about to go racing by...CRAZY!  The break provided me a chance to step back, enjoy time with my family, get things done around the house but more importantly, it gave me a chance to reflect on my first half of the school year as principal of the whole school. 

Read More about Reflections over break

By: Korina Martin, Director of Admissions

As the Director of Admissions, I talk to a lot of parents. Via email, phone and Zoom, many of my hours are spent listening to and talking with concerned mothers, inquisitive fathers, upset grandparents - all trying to understand why their child is struggling. As a parent, sometimes you just feel helpless. You don’t know what you don’t know, and while you may have all the right tools in place, most of the time, sometimes you can’t help but feel like you want to do more. 

Read More about 10 tips for supporting your child with learning disabilities

By: Amy Plante, Assistant Principal

Students and adults world-wide have gone through an ever-changing world of expectations socially and emotionally the last two years. Our society has been asked to recreate how we educate, communicate and socialize. Individuals have been expected to include structure and consistency in their life yet must remain flexible to the continuous requests being placed on them.

Read More about Why is Social Emotional Learning so Important?

By: Vanessa Craveiro, Chief Financial Officer

Every group of kids has a leader and they’re usually easy to spot. They’re the kids that are always speaking up or helping in class. They’re the ones getting the other kids excited to jump in the mud. They set their goals, and they get others to help them achieve it. Many of these kids are natural born leaders, inherently charismatic and convincing, but luckily for the rest of us, leadership can be taught.

Read More about How do we teach leadership skills?

By: Susan Smith Powers, Dean of Students & Student Support

One of the hallmarks of our program is our commitment to our community core values which include respect, honesty, courage, compassion and responsibility. All members of our school community are expected to demonstrate responsible behavior consistent with these core values. We believe that these core values are fundamental to a supportive, safe and orderly school environment.

Read More about Catching your kids being good!