Learning Prep School

1507 Washington St
West Newton, MA 02465-0176
Tel: (617)965-0764
Grades: 2 - 12 | 285 students
Learning Prep School is an innovative educational and therapeutic milieu for students with language and learning disabilities.
Understanding that language skills are the basis for all learning, LPS's unique curriculum integrates the teaching of language skills in all subjects.
Serving students from communities throughout New England, LPS is the only school specifically designed for language-impaired students within the region.
Our record of accomplishment is also unique.
While most language-impaired students fare poorly in the public schools, many students who enter LPS early in their academic lives are able to return to the public school setting.
Having learned the necessary compensatory strategies, these students often complete high school and find employment.
Older students who enter LPS, later graduate, choosing to go on to higher education or work.
The Learning Prep School (LPS) has been providing language and learning-disabled students with such an educational milieu since 1970.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 2 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes

Student Body

Total Students 285 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 25%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $39,692
Admissions Director Joan Foster

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Clearway School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clearway School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Fessenden School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Newton
    Clearway School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 32 students
    0.4 miles
    61 Chestnut St
    West Newton, MA 02465
    (617)964-6186
    0.46-12
    32
  • West Newton
    Grades: PK-9 | 506 students
    1 miles
    250 Waltham Street
    West Newton, MA 02465
    (617)630-2300
    1PK-9
    506
  • Newtonville
    Edco Secondary Ed Prog
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 38 students
    1.1 miles
    360 Lowell Ave
    Newtonville, MA 02460
    (617)244-3407
    1.16-12
    38
  • Watertown
    Grades: K-8 | 202 students
    1.9 miles
    57 Stanley Avenue
    Watertown, MA 02472
    (617)972-1733
    1.9K-8
    202
  • Weston
    Grades: K-8 | 305 students
    2.1 miles
    10 Farm Rd
    Weston, MA 02493
    (781)894-1193
    2.1K-8
    305

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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $15,127 for elementary schools and $31,062 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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