Learning Disability and Admissions FAQ
- What is a language-based learning difference/disability?
- What does it mean to have a language-based learning disability or difference?
- What are some good parent resources to learn more about language-based learning difference and learning disabilities?
- Can students with language-based learning disabilities go to college?
- What's The Howard School Difference?
- How do I apply? What is the process/time-line?
- Do you have financial aid?
- What school calendar do you follow? When are the school holidays? What are the hours of your school day?
- When can I tour your school?
- What students do you accept/not accept?
- How long do students stay at The Howard School? Do they transition to mainstream schools?
- A student may be failing in school, despite having strong potential to learn.
- A student may be gifted in one or more areas, yet failing in school.
- A student may have hidden handicaps that affect many areas of their life, not just school.
- A language learning disability/difference is a life problem that does not go away, is not an illness and cannot be cured.
- A student with a language learning disability/difference needs to be taught compensatory strategies in order to succeed.
Each of our families was attracted to The Howard School because it was a unique fit for their unique child. We currently have approximately 270 students ages 5 through 12th grade from 60+ different zip codes.
Of course, students and parents are initially drawn to The Howard School for our specific expertise in teaching students with language-based learning disabilities and learning differences. But what families soon discover is that in addition to a robust curriculum, The Howard School offers a full school experience, with a wide range of opportunities and activities desired by K - 12 students and their parents. This includes varied and competitive athletic teams, exceptional art and music programs, performance opportunities, service learning, social events (including dances), clubs, enrichment, field and travel experiences and college counseling.
In other words, Howard students are not missing out on a typical school experience. Rather, they enjoy experiences, extracurricular activities, programs and opportunities they’d have at a traditional school, while benefiting from a learning approach that fosters success.
We encourage you to schedule a tour, visit our campus, meet our faculty and see all that our highly engaged students are accomplishing every day.