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Our Upper School curriculum resembles that of a traditional college-preparatory high school, but with a much smaller student-to-teacher ratio and a specialized instructional approach designed specifically to meet the needs of students with language-based learning differences, like dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

Anchored in discussion-based classrooms and experiential learning, Lawrence's strategically-designed environment integrates multisensory learning, organizational coaching, and assistive technology into every aspect of the school day. Courses are paced and presented in ways that encourage success and prepare students for life beyond Lawrence School. A key focus is to help students clearly identify and articulate their areas of strength and challenge in readiness for a post-secondary environment.

Academic classes are comprised of learners grouped by ability, but students are not tracked— meaning a student can enroll in foundation-level math alongside an advanced placement course, like AP World History. Class schedules are customized specifically for each student, with their future goals and learning profile in mind. 

Faculty employ teaching strategies that build skills and ensure comprehension, while offering multisensory, experiential, and project-based learning opportunities. Students also receive personalized academic support in our light-filled Learning Center, where specialists strengthen the executive function skills essential to success in college and career. 

Students have the opportunity to earn an honors diploma and many are inducted into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Additionally, college credit is available to our high schoolers through Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. Some postsecondary courses are even offered in-person right on campus! 

In addition to core subjects, students have a wide range of elective choices, including Spanish, American Sign Language, art, music, drama, psychology, forensics, video editing, speech and debate, 3D design, and more. Click here to view our course offerings.

Our program is accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools and meets the State of Ohio curriculum guidelines. Our students meet all state requirements for grade level placement and graduation.

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