R School Lakeland (Closed 2021)

R School Lakeland enrolls students in grades Pre-K through 8th in multi-age classes and through flexible curricular options, including individual and small group academic tutoring, foundational academic courses, and high-interest elective courses. R School offers a child-centered approach to education that allows students to be active participants in their own learning.
While grounded in traditional academics, R School’s curriculum is designed around each child’s curiosity and learning style.
Students learn in small, multi-age, modular classes guided by education professionals and specialists.

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
53 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
R School Lakeland Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dr. Wendy Bradshaw

School Notes

  • R School was created by a group of passionate educators, parents, advocates, and visionaries who knew there must be a better way to educate our children and that education must adapt to the needs of the children, not the other way around. Education is not a "one-size-fits-all" business that can be automated and generalized to the entire population. Our children are not "standard," so why should our education be standardized?
  • We know that not all children are "5-day a week" kids, and that some families want more involvement in their children's education, so our flexible model allows for families to choose the right option for them, at the right price point, and on the right schedule.R School strives to provide real-life learning opportunities that empower students to ask questions, seek answers, and communicate their knowledge with one another.
  • We have a strong commitment to appropriate assessment which guides academic instruction and provides reliable and valid information regarding individual student growth, strengths, and needs. Students and teachers work together to create portfolios documenting progress throughout the year, which contain work samples, reflections on work, and teacher created assessments. Each school year students have the opportunity to take a normed standardized assessment to inform the student, parents, and teacher of the child’s current level of functioning and inform instructional goals for the coming year.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does R School Lakeland cost?
R School Lakeland's tuition is approximately $6,250 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of R School Lakeland?
The acceptance rate of R School Lakeland is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
When is the application deadline for R School Lakeland?
The application deadline for R School Lakeland is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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