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Our Learning Environment

Students learn best when their differences are understood and accepted, when appropriate accommodations are made available and, most importantly, when their strengths as learners are defined, affirmed, and cultivated.

At Lawrence, this is our way of life – built on the foundation that school is a “safe place” for students to engage in the process of learning. And, within this encouraging environment, Lawrence provides a comprehensive K-12 program that features specialized and personalized attention, organizational strategies and aids, mutual accountability and encouraged self-advocacy, and an engaged faculty of learners.

Our approach – respecting differences and building on strengths – is vital for students who learn differently and may well serve as a successful model for educating all students, in all schools. A number of specific, consistent strategies are used across all grade levels in all classrooms to help ensure success and productivity, including: