Learning Prep School

  • Founded in 1970, Learning Prep School is a non-profit, independent day school approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is a member of The Massachusetts Association of Chapter 766 Approved Private Schools. Facts At A Glance: Profile: Children with language processing and attendant learning challenges as their primary disability. Complex learning profiles of our students may include dyslexia, expressive/receptive language issues, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, limited social pragmatics and executive functioning challenges.
  • Enrollment: Approximately 150  Ages Served: 10-22  Class Size: Maximum ratio of 8:1
  • Curriculum: Aligned with Massachusetts Frameworks/ Common Core  School Year: 180 day school year, Monday- Friday 7:50 AM-2:20 PM
  • Funding: Accept publicly and privately-funded families. The tuition rate is determined annually by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based learning disabilities
Year Founded1970
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$3,400
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students162 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Learning Prep School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$55,726
Tuition NotesTuition is determined annually by the Massachusetts Department of Education and the Operational Services Devision.
Admissions DirectorKorina Martin
Admissions AssociateDebby Worcester


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballSoccer,
Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • All application materials are submitted online through our Parent Portal, SchoolAdmin. The following must be received prior to determining your child`s appropriateness to the program: -Application -Student photo -Release of Information -Latest I.E.P.Neuropsychological Evaluation -Speech and Language Evaluation(If applicable) -The last 3-year evaluation from your school district(If applicable) -Achievement Assessment(If applicable) -Assistive Technology Evaluation(If applicable) -Occupational Therapy Evaluation 

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I used to be a student @ L.P.S. back in 1973. I graduated from L.P.S. in the eighties. I would not be doing as well as I am today if it wasn't for the school. The staff at the school was great. If you attend this school, you are lucky. The school has changed since I left, but the staff is still focused on each student. There are no other school quite like L.P.S. Thanks for all the wonderful memories and friendships over the years. Go Panthers!!!
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This school is awesome. The staff is wonderful. Made many friends. Thanks for all your support today and always.
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I have been at Learning Prep for 5 years now and honestly there is know other school that I think would accommodate my need.Also the small class sizes really helps with teachers helping you to achieve you IEP goals. I Totally recommend this school Please Please give it a try it is totally worth it.
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