Landmark School

About Landmark School 

Landmark is a coeducational day and residential school for students in grades 2–12 diagnosed with dyslexia or another language-based learning disability (LBLD). These fall under the broader category of specific learning disabilities (SLD). We recognize that every student is different and so we individualize a program based on their specific needs throughout their time here. The Landmark approach empowers students to reach their academic and social potential. Each faculty member is highly trained and specializes in educating students with dyslexia and other LBLDs.

Program Highlights 

  • Customized program for every student
  • Daily one-to-one tutorial
  • Small classes of 6–8 students
  • Each student is assigned a supportive and engaged Academic Advisor
  • Research-based methods and programs
  • Challenging college-preparatory curriculum
  • Robust athletics, extracurriculars, and after-school activities
  • Wide range of community service opportunities

Landmark is located just 30 miles north of Boston, Mass. Students come from around New England, the United States, and the world to learn innovative ways to understand and overcome their learning differences.

Visionary Charles “Chad” Drake founded Landmark in 1971 to educate students whose reading, writing, spelling, and math skills did not match their superior thinking and problem-solving capacities. Since then, Landmark has been the leader in the field of language-based learning disabilities.


Landmark’s mission is to enable and empower students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) to reach their educational and social potential through an exemplary school program complemented by outreach and training, assessment, and research. 

Landmark is not appropriate for students with autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger’s disorder and/or ASD), non-verbal learning disabilities, pervasive development delay (PDD), or primary social-emotional disorder.

Elizabeth Parker Director of Admissions

To Apply to Landmark

The Landmark School Admission team is accepting applications for the 2022–2023 academic year and the 2022 Summer Program.

Please follow the steps below to complete and submit an application to Landmark.

Step 1: Inquire

First-time visitors, please complete our Inquire form.

Step 2: Complete Application

Our application is a modifiable PDF, please review these instructions below for completing the application.

You can pay the application fee (U.S. students: $150; international students: $175) online by credit card or by check. If paying by check, please mail it to:

Landmark School
Office of Admission
P.O. Box 227
Prides Crossing, MA 01965-0227

We ask that whenever possible documents be scanned, uploaded, and emailed to admission@landmarkschool.org. Please note that Adobe offers a free scanning app for all mobile devices.

If you cannot email the application and documentation, please send the materials and application fee to the address above*.

*Please do not send applications in 3-ring binders or similar document holders.

An admission counselor will reach out to you with more information once an application is processed.

Step 3: Application Review Process

Once we have determined that your application is complete and we have received all of the required information, the Admission Committee will review your child’s application. The review process for applications typically takes four to six weeks. After the review process, a member of our Admission Committee will contact you about the next steps.

Step 4: Receiving a Decision

If our Admission Committee determines that Landmark School is likely to be an appropriate school for your child, we will contact you to schedule a placement screening, interview, and tour. In most cases, you will receive a final decision on the day of this appointment. If Landmark is not an appropriate school choice for your child, a member of the Admission Committee will contact you. Whenever possible, we try to make suggestions regarding other educational options to pursue.

If you have questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact us: admission@landmarkschool.org, 978-236-3010.


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