A school delivering a language-based program for students grades 5-12 with complex profiles.


Welcome to Learning Prep School! Founded in 1970, this is a remarkable school for students who learn differently. When I ask the faculty what they love about this school, they say over and over again “the community” without any hesitation. LPS is a school that champions its students and celebrates its community. I do hope you can visit our school. 

LPS has established a well-earned reputation for providing a safe and supportive learning environment for students with complicated learning profiles that are primarily language-based. While this is our primary focus, we recognize that there is not one definition that fits our students. Our students are wonderfully complex and varied learners. But no matter what their testing says or what their IEP stipulates, they are linked together by their common desire to learn at a school that understands them, their resiliency in the face of academic challenge, and their warm acceptance of all people

At a student-teacher ratio of 3.25 to 1, we have an incredibly talented team of educators working with our students. Besides gifted classroom teachers, our expert faculty -- with an average tenure of just over 9 years -- includes occupational therapists, counselors, and speech and language pathologists. These professionals all work together to provide each student with a differentiated program that allows them to meet their potential, learn essential skills, and find their voice. Every faculty and staff member at LPS realizes how important their work is. By providing the education and services that our students need -- and by presenting it in a way they understand in a supporting, caring environment --  Learning Prep makes a profound difference in the lives of our students and their families.

Learning Prep is a private day school that is an approved chapter 766 program by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. We have students representing 80 different towns and 3 different states enrolled. But it is so much more than its demographics. Learning Prep is a community of teachers, administrators, and students working together to help students who previously had been left behind. We encourage you to make an appointment to visit Learning Prep School to experience firsthand the essence of this school and to determine if it may be just the right match for your child and your family. Please contact Admissions at (617) 965-0764, X1201 to establish a date and time to visit us.

We look forward to the opportunity to introduce you to our welcoming and dedicated community of students and educators.


Kurt Moellering, PhD, Executive Director

Learning Prep School | 1507 Washington Street | West Newton, MA 02465  | (617) 965-0764

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