A: In order to develop a comprehensive learning profile for each student we require copies of individually administered tests from educational, neurological, psychological and/or psychiatric professionals. The Admissions office may request additional testing if they feel they need more information about a student. Testing can be performed at the Miriam Learning Center at a lower cost that you may expect to pay elsewhere.
A: Miriam School evaluates applicants on a wide range of considerations and we must be confident we are able to meet the needs of the students we enroll. Preliminary qualifications include documented average to above average intelligence, the ability to succeed in our classroom ratios and get along socially with peers, the ability to form collaborative relationships with teachers and the need for speech/language and occupational therapies. Please visit the Who Should Apply page for more information. Applications are considered without regard to race, sex, age, religion or ethnic origin.
A: Miriam School and Miriam Academy are committed to meeting the needs of students who benefit from our programs. The tuition at Miriam School and Academy is not “one size fits all.” Rather, we match your tuition rate to your family’s unique financial position. After the student visit is scheduled, families interested in variable tuition simply submit an application to a confidential 3rd party service online. Based on their recommendation and a review by our administration, your variable tuition rate is determined. For more about the variable tuition program, visit our Variable Tuition page.
A: Miriam School provides a personalized learning program, integrated speech/language and occupational therapies and a nurturing community for students with complex learning disabilities. Our students demonstrate documented average to above average intelligence, the ability to succeed in our classroom ratios and get along socially with peers, the ability to form collaborative relationships with teachers and the need for speech/language and occupational therapies. For more information visit the Who Should Apply page.
A: No. We have a rolling admissions policy that admits qualified students throughout the year based on availability.
A: After an application is received and the admissions committee determines that the school may be a good fit for the potential student, prospective students visit the school for two days to participate in daily activities and experience our environment.
A: Diagnoses are helpful in that they communicate common language, issues and needs. However, we do not require students to have an educational or medical diagnosis – although we do require testing to help us better understand where students are experiencing difficulty.