The Learning Tree is a private, non-profit school for individuals with mental retardation who face language/communication difficulties and engage in challenging behaviors directed towards others of themselves.
The educational component of the program is licensed and monitored by the Alabama State Department of Education and its divisions of Special Education Services.
The home life component of our program is certified and monitored by the Alabama State Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
The Learning Tree exists to provide a warm and loving environment to persons with significant challenges.
Through systematic programming, we provide individualized instruction and behavioral intervention to maximize achievement in all areas in order to promote a quality of life enjoyed by non-disabled peers.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 35 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-2

Student Body

Total Students
35 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
71%
State avg.: 25%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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When is the application deadline for The Learning Tree?

The application deadline for The Learning Tree is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 35 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Alabama is $7,533 for elementary schools and $7,966 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alabama is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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