About Landmark School

Landmark is a coeducational day and residential school for students in grades 2–12 diagnosed with dyslexia or another language-based learning disability (LBLD). These fall under the broader category of specific learning disabilities (SLD). We recognize that every student is different and so we individualize a program based on their specific needs throughout their time here. The Landmark approach empowers students to reach their academic and social potential. Each faculty member is highly trained and specializes in educating students with dyslexia and other LBLDs.

Program Highlights 

  • Customized program for every student
  • Daily one-to-one tutorial
  • Small classes of 6–8 students
  • Each student is assigned a supportive and engaged Academic Advisor
  • Research-based methods and programs
  • Challenging college-preparatory curriculum
  • Robust athletics, extracurriculars, and after-school activities
  • Wide range of community service opportunities

Landmark is located just 30 miles north of Boston, Mass. Students come from around New England, the United States, and the world to learn innovative ways to understand and overcome their learning differences.

Visionary Charles “Chad” Drake founded Landmark in 1971 to educate students whose reading, writing, spelling, and math skills did not match their superior thinking and problem-solving capacities. Since then, Landmark has been the leader in the field of language-based learning disabilities.


Landmark's mission is to enable and empower students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) to reach their educational and social potential through an exemplary school program complemented by outreach and training, assessment, and research. 

Landmark is not appropriate for students with autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger's disorder and/or ASD), non-verbal learning disabilities, pervasive development delay (PDD), or primary social-emotional disorder.