5.00 (3 reviews)
- Jacob's Ladder believes that great potential lies within each child, regardless of diagnosis.
- We have built a school that serves and educates children utilizing an intensive array of interventions, helping each child maximize that potential.
- Our mission is clear, and our promise is steadfast we believe that every brain is capable of new growth and change.
- No matter what the condition or diagnosis given we know that the brain can change based on the input and stimulation it receives.
- Our job is to provide that intense interaction and stimulation consistently and daily.
- We also believe in the potential of each child who enters our doors, while readily and lovingly expressing that belief.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)|
Southern Association of Independent Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||85 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 21%
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||55 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||2:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition varies based on placement. Please call with any specific questions!|
|Admissions Director||Jaclyn Rhodes|
|Admissions Associate||Amber McNeely|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Roswell Grades: 4-12 | 257 students
700 Grimes Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30075
(770)641-8688 3.9 4-12
- Atlanta Grades: K-12 | 287 students
1192 Foster Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404)377-7436 19.4 K-12
- Marietta Grades: K-12 | 36 students
1517 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30062
(770)971-4633 6.1 K-12
We came to JL in Oct of 2018. There was a feeling of hopelessness in our hearts prior to meeting Amy and touring the campus in Roswell. Immediately, I started feeling it was God's promise to me some time ago, coming into fruition. Dalton was 18 when he began school here and was non-verbal. It has been 9 months, he is beginning to use his physical voice as well as a tablet device. He is now able to navigate throughout the day and express his emotions, feelings, wants, and needs. One of the most amazing parts of his day is to do "good deeds" for the staff, from filling their water bottles, to filing papers into binders. I have seen a change in my son in these few months that show me he is in the present and able to help others. In helping others, it seems to make him feel more self assured and a part of the world that makes a difference in the lives of others. Jacob's Ladder has made such a difference in his self esteem and confidence. My family is blessed to have become part of this family. Jacob's Ladder goes above and beyond the true meaning of HOPE, TRUTH & LOVE....The family of Dalton Preston.
- Posted by Parent - Cris Preston
An amazing school with amazing people.. Found Amy O'Dell has built a school for kids that just don't fit anywhere else, including my daughter. For the first time in 13 years we found a place where people understand her, know what she needs and know how to bring out the child we have all hoped she could be. We are so thrilled to be starting at Jacobs Ladder in the summer and can't wait to watch our daughter grow into an amazing young woman! The program is different from any other we have seen and will focus on her specific needs! I truly can't wait...
- Posted by Parent - JC
I cannot say enough about Jacob`s Ladder and the incredible teachers and staff who teach and love our 12 yo twins with global neurodevelopmental delays. If I had to sum up our experience at Jacob`s Ladder in one word, I`d have to say it`s been life-changing. My girls started at Jacob`s Ladder when they were 7 years old. They were non-verbal, did not know their colors, letters or shapes and had the development age of about an 18 month old to 2 year old child. Within 11 weeks of starting the 1:1 program at JL both of my girls started speaking, identifying shapes and colors and telling us their wants and needs. It was absolutely astounding to us! They spent 4 years in the special needs program in our county`s public school system with no significant progress and within 3 months my girls were speaking to me. Now my girls are in a small group class at JL, speak in entire sentences, tell jokes, know their letters and numbers and are even beginning to read sight words! Every day still brings a new surprise. Everyone is so invested in the success of the children and is just as excited as you are when your child makes a small or significant gain. The students are truly loved - you can just see it, feel it and hear it. We are so happy and so are our girls I just wish we had come here sooner!
- Posted by Parent - CPM
SSAT and ISEE scores are one part of the total picture which most private school admissions staff review. These standardized tests reveal what you have learned in key mastery areas.
Do you think your son has a learning disability? Not sure what to do? A special needs school might be the way to go.
You thought everything was set. The test scores were excellent. She had glowing teacher recommendations. The visit and the interview went well. But the school didn't accept your child. What do you do now?