Welcome to Special Education

The mission of the Special Education Department, in collaboration and consultation with the TEAM, is to help students understand their learning differences and develop skills and compensatory strategies in order to become independent learners. The purpose of the Special Education Department is to provide students with academic support needed to be successful at Lincoln-Sudbury. The Special Education Department weaves the Core Values of cooperative and caring relationships, respect for individual differences, and the maintenance of a purposeful and rigorous academic program into all aspects of its services. We want our students to gain an understanding of their own learning style so that they can learn to advocate for themselves. Special Education works closely with classroom teacher to develop ways to modify curriculum and assessment practices while maintaining high expectations. The goal is to present each student with challenging but attainable expectations and develop appropriate ways of assessing what students know and have learned.

The Special Education Department supports the basic premises of Lincoln-Sudbury that values diversity in style and substance, in academic learning, and in the broader aspects of human interactions and relationships.