Lakeland Institute of Learning

he Lakeland Institute for Learning is a school whose purpose is to deliver a rigorous full curriculum education for students who need clinical services and small group instruction in order to fulfill their educational futures and become all they aspire to be.
Since this clinical model meets student's physical or emotional needs, teachers are presented the opportunity to step up and apply more rigorous learning.
This is a different venue for this population.  In addition, career academies in both Culinary Arts and Technology are offered to middle school and high school students.
As the school moves forward, we will be developing a career - focused mindset and project - based learning.
We are educators and we care that students learn!

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-12
  • Students: 91 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,500
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 2-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Applied Behavior Analysis Approach
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
91 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Lakeland Institute of Learning Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(School polo and khaki, black or navy pants)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Registration, Technology, Activity fees = $350.00 yearly
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Donna Lee Buckner
Admissions Associate
Shantee Williams

School Notes

  • Strong foundation of growth
  • Our Curriculum
  • The curriculum revolves around standards based learning based on the tested Florida State Standards (FSS) or the Access Points (AS) for students cognitively impaired. Standards based learning is important for our exceptional education students because it keeps them on track for high school graduation; although, LIfL students are not required to meet the Florida State Assessment requirements. 
  • Since Reading is essential to learning across all curriculums, all students are initially tested in a one on one environment using an ESE reading program to determine their strengths and weaknesses in basic skills such as phonics, and in another program for vocabulary and comprehension. A certified reading coach sets up a recommended reading lesson path to fill in their learning gaps to bring them up to grade level. In addition, all students are taught English Language Arts at their grade level, which encompasses a major component in writing skills, so they are not left behind because of their reading deficits.
  • Math
  • Math is also tested initially through a long standing reputable program that sets up a recommended lesson path to fill in their skills deficits. A Master's level math teacher facilitates this process and teaches the Florida State Standards appropriate for the students' grade level.
  • Science
  • Social Studies, Civics, and US History 
  • Career Academies
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Profile last updated: 07/25/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-12
  • Students: 91 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,500
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Lakeland, FL is $9,936 for elementary schools and $11,700 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Lakeland, FL is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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