Lawrence School

     Tel: (440)526-0717
Grades: K - 12 | 290 students
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Lawrence School is a two-campus, independent, coeducational day school serving bright students in Grades K-12 with language-based learning differences.
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With its small classes, unique curricula, and post-secondary placement services, Lawrence School helps students from nearly 70 communities throughout Northeast Ohio reach their full potential and succeed.
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At Lawrence School, differences are not disabilities!

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Supports all Language-Based Learning Differences and/or Attention Deficit Disorders
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 290 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 9 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Students wear clothing from Lands End School Uniform catalog)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $18,000 to $22,100 depending on grade level.
% on Financial Aid 33%
Average Financial Aid Grant $9,833
Admissions Director Douglas Hamilton
Admissions Associate Janet Robinson


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Animal Committee, Art Club, Astronomy, Chess Club, Drama, Drum Club, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Spirit Club, Student Council, Technology Club, Yearbook, Yoga Art Club, Astronomy, Chess Club, Drama, Drum Club, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Spirit Club, Yearbook, Yoga, Animal Committee,
Student Council,
Technology Club,

School Notes:

  • Lawrence School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving bright students in Grades K-12 with learning and attention differences. With its small classes, unique curricula, and post-secondary placement services, Lawrence School helps students from nearly 70 communities throughout Northeast Ohio reach their full potential and succeed.
  • Lawrence School has two campus locations: The Lower School (grades K through six) is convenient to I-77 in Broadview Heights, Ohio, and the Upper School (grades 7 through 12) is located on 47 acres in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Both locations are centrally located between the greater Cleveland and Akron areas.
  • The mission of Lawrence School is to teach students who have distinct learning styles, ignite their potential, and inspire academic and social success.

Profile last updated: 09/04/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Padua Franciscan High School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Assumption Academy (2.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Assumption Academy (2.1 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
Lawrence school has a very good support system. It is nearly impossible to fail. The teachers are very helpful. I was originally very behind accordance to old school when I entered but I was eventually able to catch up and excel in school. My goal was to eventually go back to a mainstream school and after three semesters I was able to start transitioning back. With the skills I learned I was able to take honors level courses and keep a B average at Shaker and I am looking forward to college and without Lawrence my academic success would have never been possible.
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