Landmark High School

Landmark is a coeducational boarding and day school for students with a language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, SLD in reading, or a disorder of written expression.
With a college preparatory high school, a middle school, and an elementary school, Landmark is one of the most comprehensive schools serving students with language-based learning disabilities in the United States.
Landmark accepts students in grades 2-12, who are curious, intelligent, motivated to learn, but need remedial help with reading, writing, spelling, listening, speaking as well as mathematics.
With a 1:3 teacher-student ratio, the key to Landmark's successful model is the daily one-to-one tutorial.
Landmark also offers a Summer Program, which combines intensive, academic skill development with recreational activities.
A customized program, including a daily one-to-one tutorial, is designed for each student to improve reading, writing, spelling, and study skills.
The Summer Program accepts students in grades 1-12, who possess average to superior intelligence, a healthy social and emotional well being, and have been diagnosed with a language-based learning disability.
Situated on two beautiful campuses just 25 miles north of Boston, students take advantage of its North Shore location and its many cultural opportunities.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-12
  • Enrollment: 316 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $70,000
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Landmark High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 2-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia / Language-based
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
316 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Landmark High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
200 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
7 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
tidy shirts, pants, sweatshirts, sweaters

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Residential Tuition: $92,000 No additional charges are added for athletics, support services, counseling, etc.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
$9,150 including boarding
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lisa Pelrine
Admissions Associate
Melody O'Neil
Endowment Size
$15 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • Founded in 1971, Landmark School is recognized as a leader in the field of serving students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.
  • Individualized instruction and remediation, daily 1:1 tutorials, teacher/student ratio of 1:3.
  • Highly trained teachers with on-site Boston University/Wheelock Master's degree program
  • Emphasizing language and learning skills.
  • Study and life skills taught across all academic, extracurricular, and residential programming.
  • The boarding program offers a structured, supportive living and learning environment where students master self-advocacy, time management, and social skills and gain independence.
  • Recreation, competitive athletics, performing arts, visual and practical arts, technology, clubs, community service, and extracurricular activities offered for all students.
Located just 30-miles from Boston and Logan International Airport.
  • Summer Programs for students grades 8-12 combine academic skill development with hands-on, outdoor activities.
  • Landmark School's mission is to enable and empower people with language-based learning disabilities to realize their educational and social potential through an exemplary school program complemented by outreach, training, and research.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Landmark High School cost?
Landmark High School's tuition is approximately $70,000 for private students and $6,900 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Landmark High School?
The acceptance rate of Landmark High School is 30%, which is lower than the national average of 70%. Landmark High School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Massachusetts with low acceptance rates.
Does Landmark High School offer a summer program?
Yes, Landmark High School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Landmark High School offer?
Landmark High School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Landmark High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
What is Landmark High School's ranking?
Landmark High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Landmark High School?
The application deadline for Landmark High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Graduated in 2018 this is number 1 hands down probably in the entire us. Amazing teachers and amazing people and experiences here.
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I went to the landmark 1996-1999. It was the best experience. They have the support available to the students to help make them successful. I say help cause they will remind you as many times as it takes but they can`t make you want to be there. They offered trips into Boston on the weekends and movie nights. Living there is fun and helps set your child up to be ready to go away to college. If you are lucky enough to get this opportunity make sure to enjoy it. Landmark is an amazingly special place where you will make friends for life. I still talk to my best friend from the year I started there.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-12
  • Enrollment: 316 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $70,000
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, MA is $27,903 for elementary schools and $42,449 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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