Selecting a specialized school for your child is a big step and a family’s choice of a special education private school program can be a challenging one. At Miriam School, we believe that a strong partnership with our families helps ensure that the best match is made. We make every effort to articulate our vision for education as clearly as possible, so that parents can make an informed decision when considering our school.
Miriam School serves students ages 4 through 8th grade who possess average to above average intelligence yet fall short in their academic performance because of a learning disability. We work with students who are struggling in traditional classrooms because their reading, writing, processing, and organizational skills do not reflect their cognitive potential.
The Miriam School welcomes students:
- With diagnosed learning disabilities, attention deficits, speech/language delays, fine/gross motor delays and sensory issues
- With average to above average cognitive ability
- Who would benefit from a 10:1 student to teacher ratio
- Who would benefit from on-staff Speech/Language and Occupational Therapists
- Who are free of any primary emotional or behavioral concerns
- Who are free of medical diagnoses requiring on-site medical personnel
Miriam School’s specialized methods of instruction and tailored intervention serve students who fall into the above categories very well. However, it is difficult to base enrollment decisions purely on diagnostic criteria. Therefore all applicants are assessed individually by gathering information from many perspectives. This individual assessment allows Miriam School to identify and enroll students best suited for our program.
Although families may feel that Miriam School may be the best place for their student, the student’s profile may not be the best fit for Miriam School. While we understand that students may carry secondary diagnoses in addition to learning differences or attention deficits, Miriam School is not equipped to meet the needs of students with these primary concerns:
- Emotional Disorders
- Intellectual or Cognitive Impairments
- Aggressive Behaviors
- Significant Medical Diagnoses
These primary diagnoses inhibit the implementation of our specialized instruction within the classroom, and affect the learning environment that has been intentionally created through specific programming.
We are so pleased to know you are considering the Miriam School for your child. We value every inquiry and look forward to getting to know your family. For more information please call 314.968.5225 and speak with our Admissions Director or visit the Admission Process page.