Learning Skills Academy

1247 Washington Rd.
Rye, NH 03870-0387
Tel: (603)964-4903
Grades: 3-12 | 52 students
Learning Skills Academy is a private, non-profit day-school located on the New Hampshire seacoast serving students in grades three through twelve, ages 8 to 21.
We are a small, close-knit community of thirty-three faculty, most with multiple educational certifications, and up to fifty-two students.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
Other special emphasis association(s)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Grades Offered Grades 3-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities; speech and language impairments; other health impairments; dyslexia; dysgraphia; dyscalculia
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students 52 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 5 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $42,419
Tuition Notes Rate is set by the state of NH
Admissions Director Karen E. Staines


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Girls on Track, Martial Arts, Social Hour Girls on Track, Martial Arts, Social Hour,

School Notes:

  • Our mission is to ignite the educational potential of students - grades 3 through 12 - with language and learning difference so that they may succeed in school, college and career.
  • Each year, the curriculum is presented through the prism of a school-wide and year-long theme. Our themes include: The Art and Science of Communication, which blending physical science and early western civilization, From Evolution to Revolution, blending biology and american history, and currrently Faces of the Earth, including world cultures and earth science.
  • Language-based instruction is used in all classes and students spend as much time as they require in our Language Lab. Individualized programs facilitate development of decoding, encoding, fluency, comprehension, visualization, and phoneme segmentation skills.
  • Our five Speech and Language Pathologists, two Intervention Coordinators, Occupational Therapist and Counselor provide individual and group therapies, as appropriate.
  • Friday schedules alternate between field studies which enrich the classroom curriculum and Adventurelore, an outdoor adventure-based counseling program that develops self-confidence and group cooperation skills.

Profile last updated: 07/22/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Birchtree Center (6.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rye Country Day School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rye Country Day School (1.9 miles away)
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    Rye Country Day School
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    Grades: PK-K | 115 students
    1.9 miles
    Po Box 372
    Rye, NH 03870
  • Stratham
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    Grades: 1-8 | 228 students
    3.4 miles
    146 High St
    Stratham, NH 03885
  • Portsmouth
    Portsmouth KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    3.4 miles
    72 Mirona Rd.
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Rye
    Grades: PK-KG | 53 students
    4 miles
    80 Sagamore Rd
    Rye, NH 03870
  • Hampton
    Grades: PK-KG | 50 students
    4.6 miles
    52 High Street
    Hampton, NH 03842

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