Welcome to Learning Prep School! Founded in 1970, LPS has established a well-earned reputation for providing a safe and supportive learning environment for students with language and learning challenges. While our primary focus is educating students with language-based learning disabilities, our student profiles are complex and varied. Students with other learning disabilities and/or social communication challenges have always prospered as a result of the teaching and learning dynamics of our instructional program and our structured environment.

Emphasis is placed on developing and refining those skills which are essential for our students to successfully navigate the challenges, and avail themselves of the opportunities required to enjoy a high quality of life. Our educational program emphasizes the cognitive and affective needs of our students, providing them with the core knowledge, essential skills, and moral compass that will enable them to achieve success in life.

Learning Prep is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. We understand that a primary challenge for children with complex learning profiles is becoming comfortable in the school environment. Many of our students have not enjoyed success in a traditional learning environment. One of the keys to success for our students is the comfort level they experience at our school. Our students and their parents often express the sentiment that they know they are valued here, that their needs are met and, as a result, their self- confidence and competence has increased immeasurably.

We encourage you to make an appointment to visit Learning Prep School to experience firsthand the essence of this fine 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, X226 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.


Ted Sharp, Head of School

Serving students ages 8-22 with complex language-based learning challenges such as dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, limited social pragmatics, and executive functioning challenges.

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

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