Learning Skills Academy

  • Learning Skills Academy is a private, non-profit day-school located on the New Hampshire seacoast serving students in grades three through twelve, ages 8 to 21.
  • We are a small, close-knit community of thirty-six faculty, most with multiple educational certifications, and up to sixty students.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Council for Exceptional Children
Other special emphasis association(s)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 3-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based and non-verbal learning disabilities; speech and language impairments; other health impairments; dyslexia; dysgraphia; dyscalculia
Year Founded1985
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students60 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 15%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size5 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$43,068
Tuition NotesRate is set by the state of NH
Admissions DirectorKaren E. Staines

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Girls on Track, Martial Arts, Social Hou

School Notes

  • Our mission is to ignite the educational potential of students - grades 3 through 12 - with language and learning difference so that they may succeed in school, college and career.
  • Each year, the curriculum is presented through the prism of a school-wide and year-long theme. Our themes include: The Art and Science of Communication, a blending of physical science and early western civilization, From Evolution to Revolution, blending biology and American history, and Faces of the Earth, including world cultures and earth science.
  • Language-based instruction is used in all classes and students spend as much time as they require in our Language Lab. Individualized programs facilitate development of decoding, encoding, fluency, comprehension, visualization, and phoneme segmentation skills.
  • Our five Speech and Language Pathologists, two Intervention Coordinators, Occupational Therapist and Counselor provide individual and group therapies, as appropriate.
  • Friday schedules alternate between field studies which enrich the classroom curriculum and Adventurelore, an outdoor adventure-based counseling program that develops self-confidence and group cooperation skills.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rochester
    Monarch School of New England
    Monarch School of New England Photo - A student at our Foss site: our elementary/middle school. Education and related services work closely in partnership ensuring that students come to class ready to learn.
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 62 students
    22.5 miles
    Box 1921
    Rochester, NH 03867
    (603)332-2848
    22.5 K-12
    62
  • Contoocook
    The Contoocook School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 16 students
    48.5 miles
    40 Park Ln
    Contoocook, NH 03229
    (603)746-7702
    48.5 6-12
    16
  • Amherst
    The RSEC Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5-12 | 40 students
    40.7 miles
    31 Old Nashua Road
    Amherst, NH 03031
    (603)673-6656
    40.7 5-12
    40
  • Berlin
    Enriched Learning Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 8-11 | 11 students
    102.9 miles
    26 Exchange Street
    Berlin, NH 03570
    (603)215-0002
    102.9 8-11
    11
  • Canterbury
    Grades: 3-8 | 10 students
    44.4 miles
    106 Kimball Pond Rd
    Canterbury, NH 03224
    (603)783-4501
    44.4 3-8
    10

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The average private school tuition in New Hampshire is $8,511 for elementary schools and $27,395 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Hampshire is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).