Beyond the Classroom
Students enroll at Lawrence due to academic needs resulting from their specific learning styles. However, this does not mean Lawrence students are not able to enjoy the social, civic and co-curricular opportunities found in other school environments.
At Lawrence, we provide "student life" opportunities where students can explore a wide range of personal interests, give back to the community, and help shape their school experience – all in an environment that allows and encourages personal growth, develops strengths and passions, and allows students to envision themselves as valuable participants and contributors to the world.
Student Council, which is very active on both campuses, allows students to plan school events, provide leadership for the student body, and work with teachers and administrators to affect change. Participation in mentorships, internships and community service help foster students' strengths, develop their long-range interests and passions, explore workplace possibilities and, most importantly, allow them to envision themselves as valuable participants and contributors to the world.
Arts, Athletics, and Extracurriculars
Because many students who have learning differences have struggled with academics in traditional, general education, it is particularly important – even necessary – that they have an opportunity to develop and grow talents and skills in the arts and athletics, and develop communication and relational skills in clubs and extracurricular activities.