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The city's top schools for learning-disabled students.

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SPECIAL SCHOOLS

THE CHURCHILL SCHOOL
301 East 29th Street
(212-722-0610; www.churchillschool.com)
Grades K–12
Student body: Bright LD and ADD kids.
Size of high school: 144.
Getting in: Applications for next year’s eight to twelve places were closed at 150.
Tuition: $27,000.

THE CHILD SCHOOL/LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL
587 Main Street, Roosevelt Island (212-683-3393; www.thechildschool.org)
Grades K–12
Student body: Teens with LD and ADD as well as more severe emotional and social problems.
Size of high school: 97.
Getting in: 150 applications for 40 to 50 places.
Tuition: $22,874.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON SCHOOL
24 West 74th Street
(212-787-6400; www.stevenson-school.org)
Grades 8–12
Student body: Students with a combination of LD, social, and emotional problems.
Size of high school: 75
Getting in: 200 applications for 25 to 30 places.
Tuition: $28,000.

SMITH SCHOOL
1393 York Avenue, at 74th Street
(212-879-6354)
Grades 7–12
Student body: Kids with mild to moderate LDs and/or histories of depression, OCD, other disorders.
Size of high school: 40.
Getting in: Accepts 15 of about 30 applicants.
Tuition: $22,700.

THE SUMMIT SCHOOL
187-30 Grand Central Parkway, Jamaica Estates (718-264-2931)
Grades 2–12
Student body: LD kids; fully state subsidized.
Size of high school: 160.
Getting in: 300 applications for five places each year.
Tuition: None.

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
4 West 76th Street (212-496-8400; www.winstonprep.edu)
Grades 6–12
Student body: Bright LD kids.
Size of high school: 84.
Getting in: 200 applicants for two to five spots.
Tuition: $31,950.

“LD-FRIENDLY” SCHOOLS

THE BEEKMAN SCHOOL
220 East 50th Street (212-755-6666; beekmanschool.org)
Grades 9–12
LD-friendliness: Flexible scheduling and individualized programs; 20 percent of students have mild LDs.
Size of high school: 90.
Getting in: 45 applications for 30 spaces.
Tuition: $18,000.

THE CALHOUN SCHOOL
433 West End Avenue, at 81st Street (212-497-6500; www.calhoun.org)
Grades pre-K–12
LD-friendliness: A progressive school with a diverse student body, small classes, individualized learning, and experiential instruction.
Size of high school: 176.
Getting in: 120 applications for 10 places in ninth grade; almost no openings in grades10–12.
Tuition: $22,700.

COLUMBIA GRAMMAR AND PREPARATORY SCHOOL
5 West 93rd Street (212-749-6200; www.cgps.org)
Grades pre-K–12
LD-friendliness: Individualized programs that include in-school tutoring and/or classroom accommodations.
Size of high school: 360.
Getting in: 1 out of 75 applicants is accepted in the LD track.
Tuition: $24,000; $44,000 for LD track.

THE DWIGHT SCHOOL
291 Central Park West, near 89th Street (212-724-2146; www.dwight.edu)
Grades k–12
LD-friendliness: Quest program, with mentors and daily tutorials, is used by 10 to 15 percent of the students.
Size of high school: 240.
Getting in: 75 applications for 15 openings per year.
Tuition: $21,000 plus $9,000 to $15,000 for Quest, depending on number of sessions per week.

TREVOR DAY SCHOOL
1 West 88th Street
(212-426-3300; www.trevornet.org)
Grades Pre-K–12
LD-friendliness: Teachers accommodate different learning styles and meet with outside tutors.
Size of high school: 230.
Getting in: 350 applications for 20 places.
Tuition: $23,000.

YORK PREPARATORY SCHOOL
40 West 68th Street
(212-362-0400; www.yorkprep.org)
Grades 6–12
LD-friendliness: 25 percent of the students are in Jump Start, which includes daily study skills and meeting with a teacher twice a week.
Size of high school: 222.
Getting in: About 80 applicants for 20 spaces.
Tuition: $23,300; additional $9,800 for Jump Start.


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