The Janus School

205 Lefever Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552-0175
Tel: (717)653-0025
Grades: K-12 | 74 students
The Janus School
The Janus School
The Janus School is the only independent school in Central Pennsylvania that offers a core academic program to students, grades Kindergarten through twelfth grade, with learning differences.
The school's mission is "to help individuals with learning differences access their potential by providing excellence in education, research, and community outreach.".

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1991

Student Body

Total Students 74 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The Janus School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 6 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $28,500
Tuition Notes extensive financial aid available; transportation available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $13,500
Admissions Director Robin Payne
Admissions Associate Michelle Styer


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 3-D Printing, Outdoor Club, School Play 3-D Printing, Outdoor Club, School Play,

School Notes

  • Each student is different. Careful diagnosis that can assess the unique nature of each student's learning style is critical to a successful educational program. Each student's program must be built around individual strengths and weaknesses.  Students with average or high intellectual ability who have learning differences can master the skills they find most difficult. Information processing and language skills are the key to success in education and in the future workplace. These skills must be learned and not bypassed. The cornerstone of learning is the highly developed human relationship between the student and teacher. This relationship allows the student to develop self-confidence in the context of both academic and personal growth.
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