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History of Landmark School

Landmark Today

We opened our doors with 40 students and a small group of teachers on one campus in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts. Today we serve 470 students on two North Shore campuses with a faculty and staff of 320. One hundred percent of our graduates are accepted to college, and 94% attend, an accomplishment many of our students never imagined.

Bob Broudo 2021

Reaching Beyond Our Doors

Soon after the school was founded, we established the Landmark School Outreach Program to provide professional development consulting, workshops, and in-person and online courses for educators around the country so that they can use our proven, research-based methods and strategies with their students.

Today we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field of language-based learning disabilities.

Charles "Chad" Drake


Landmark School was founded in 1971 by visionary Dr. Charles “Chad” Drake to educate students whose reading, writing, spelling, and math skills did not match their superior thinking and problem-solving capacities. Most called these children dyslexic or learning disabled. Chad saw their promise, and called them bright and capable.

Read about the FOUNDING of Landmark School.



Check out this timeline of Landmark School. 
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timeline of Landmark School



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