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Who Should Apply

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Students entering grades 2–12 who have been diagnosed with dyslexia or another language-based learning disability (LBLD), which falls under the broader category of specific learning disability (SLD), are encouraged to apply to Landmark School.

Landmark students possess average to superior cognitive abilities, as measured by the Wechsler Scales (WISC or WAIS). They have well-developed reasoning and comprehension skills but often have weaknesses in processing speed or working memory. Landmark students are also motivated to learn and have healthy social and emotional well being. 

Landmark accepts students who are struggling in traditional classrooms because their reading, writing, computing, and organizational skills do not match their cognitive potential. Landmark students typically have Individualized Education Plans. Read about navigating the IEP process in this series on Landmark's blog, landmark360.org.three students in a lab with goggles on

We accept students who have one or more of the following:

  • dyslexia/reading disability
  • ​disorder of written language
  • ​expressive language disorder
  • ​executive function weaknesses

We are NOT an appropriate school for students with:

  • nonverbal learning disabilities
  • ​autism spectrum disorders/Asperger’s syndrome
  • ​Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)​
  • ​primary social/emotional/behavioral disorders

Please explore this website, inquire, and attend an upcoming Informational Visit to learn more.

Landmark School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness.