THE CHURCHILL SCHOOL
301 East 29th Street
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.
THE CHILD SCHOOL/LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL
587 Main Street, Roosevelt Island (212-683-3393; www.thechildschool.org)
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.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON SCHOOL
24 West 74th Street
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.
1393 York Avenue, at 74th Street
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.
THE SUMMIT SCHOOL
187-30 Grand Central Parkway, Jamaica Estates (718-264-2931)
Student body: LD kids; fully state subsidized.
Size of high school: 160.
Getting in: 300 applications for five places each year.
WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
4 West 76th Street (212-496-8400; www.winstonprep.edu)
Student body: Bright LD kids.
Size of high school: 84.
Getting in: 200 applicants for two to five spots.
THE BEEKMAN SCHOOL
220 East 50th Street (212-755-6666; beekmanschool.org)
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.
THE CALHOUN SCHOOL
433 West End Avenue, at 81st Street (212-497-6500;
COLUMBIA GRAMMAR AND PREPARATORY SCHOOL
5 West 93rd Street (212-749-6200; www.cgps.org)
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)
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
LD-friendliness: Teachers accommodate different learning styles and meet with outside tutors.
Size of high school: 230.
Getting in: 350 applications for 20 places.
YORK PREPARATORY SCHOOL
40 West 68th Street
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.
BY MELINDA BLAU
While an army of testers and tutors have focused on learning-disabled children, painfully little attention has been paid to the teenagers they become. Or to the fact that too few schools are equipped to handle their challenges—not to mention their creativity. READ MORE