Founded in 1971, Landmark is a coeducational boarding and day school offering a full range of customized programs for students in grades 2-12, including a residential program for grades 9-12. With a college preparatory high school, a middle school, and an elementary school, Landmark is one of the most comprehensive schools serving students with language-based learning disabilities in the United States. Landmark accepts bright students who are emotionally healthy, motivated to learn, but need remedial help with reading, writing, spelling, listening, oral expression as well as mathematics. Landmark personalizes instruction for each student, emphasizing the development of language and learning skills within a uniquely supportive and structured living and learning environment.
With a 1:3 teacher-student ratio, the key to Landmark’s successful model is the daily one-to-one tutorial. A customized tutorial curriculum is designed for each student to remediate specific language needs, which may encompass decoding, fluency, phonological awareness, written composition, and organizational skills. In addition, Landmark provides small group classes in language arts, math, science, social studies, auditory/oral expression, literature, as well as study skills and electives. Students from both campuses may choose from electives such as art, auto mechanics, woodworking, and computers/programming. Performing Arts, photography, creative writing, television production, yearbook and newspaper are offered at the High School Campus. Computer technology is integrated across the entire curriculum. Extracurricular activities include drama, intramural sports and community service. Landmark’s athletic program includes soccer, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, wrestling, track and field which provide opportunities for physical fitness and a greater sense of achievement and success. Landmark’s curriculum addresses the spectrum of needs for students; based on their unique abilities and skill levels, students are assigned to a schedule of courses. The curriculum is designed to teach the students to become independent learners. Individual assessments are made continually to determine the appropriate approach of remediation.
Landmark also offers a Summer Program which combines intensive, academic skill development with recreational activities. A customized program including a daily one-to-one tutorial is designed for each student to improve reading, writing, spelling and study skills. The Summer Program accepts students in grades 1-12, who possess average to superior intelligence, a history of healthy emotional development, and have been diagnosed with a language-based learning disability.
Landmark School is located on two beautiful campuses just 25 miles north of Boston, students take advantage of its North Shore location and its many cultural opportunities.
Landmark’s mission includes an extensive Outreach Program of Professional Development courses, workshops and publications for educators, administrators, clinicians and parents.
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