Lang has been an incredible find for our son. This school is unlike any other in NYC and quite possibly the entire country. Our son had been a great student, community member and a voracious reader. In 3rd grade he developed significant anxiety over writing and test taking. His former school could not find a solutiion. Since he entered Lang, he is learning again, pushing himself and is in fact HAPPY. Nothing is ever perfect, but Lang is a small school with tremendous focus on every child as an individual. Our son is challenged day in and day out to grow, and we are convinced, with the help of the leadership at Lang, that he will develop into a stronger student and a more positive community member. We could not be more supportive of the mission of Lang. Twice Exceptional kids want to learn and push themselves, but they need a supportive environment. They get both at the Lang School.
When determining what school best fits your child with special needs, don't ignore what counts most...your childs emotional needs. Think About It : You would not send your car to a repair shop that is known for doing great repairs to the outside of a car while damaging the seating on the inside of the car.
We would highly recommend Lang to the parents of any child who is high functioning but unable to meet their potential in a traditional classroom environment. We couldn't be more impressed with the hard work and perseverance of the teachers and staff at Lang. And their facilities and curriculum are perfectly suited for children who, like our son, have special needs (ADHD-related in our case) and require a challenging educational environment. Until we found Lang, our son had an extremely difficult time staying engaged in the classroom. Even at an excellent school (Williamsburg Northside) they were unable to handle his inattention. And it got to the point that he was asked to leave his school last year and hated the one he subsequently attended because they were too punitive in response to his inability to sit still and concentrate. But he absolutely adores Lang. And we are extremely happy with their individualized and positive approach to learning and behavior. They have also shown an extraordinary willingness to work with us and our son's doctors to find the right conditions to unlock his potential.
My son was diagnosed with having autism, although he's very high-functioning. He entered Lang school this year as a kindergarten (but the class he's in is K-2), and he's really having a very positive experience! He loves doing his HW every night and always has something great to tell us about his day! I know that he's learning new things because if all the things he's able to tell me now about his day!! The staff is very open and loving towards him and us as parents. They even have an approximately monthly support group that's open to all parents of any 2e student, but free for Lang parents. My son already found so many friends there. The only downside I can see is that unfortunately, you need to be able to pay out of pocket or through loans at the beginning of every school year since Lang is not yet an approved school with the DOE. But I've heard that other parents have had great success with getting reimbursed!
I'm a current parent who is determined to find another school for my child. Due to lack of experience, the school management is overwhelmed with too many problems. The academics are not bad but the are not great. The school is constantly changing things. There is very little consistency.
This school is like no other. It is an amazing place for children who are twice exceptional...really bright yet need a lot of support. My 11 year old son and I consider it a community as much as it is a school. He has learned more here than any other school he has been at, mainly because of their teaching methods...collaboration, thoughtfulness, inspiration and engagement. We are blessed to have found this school.
The Lang School is absolutely amazing. My child is academically strong and ambitious yet requires significant emotional support. The Lang School meets all of her needs in both areas. There are few schools in the region or the nation that can do that.
We worked really hard (2 years) to find the right educational fit for our son (now 10 y old) and are so grateful and pleased that we found The Lang School, which is an extraordinary and unique place. The Lang School provides an incredibly rich academic environment. The students are intellectually challenged - some of the first time in their academic careers and their focus/sensory issues (e.g. ADHD, Anxieties or Asperger's) is also therapeutically and positively addressed. The Lang School is only three years old and there is literally no other school like Lang in NYC, or in the region, that is built to address both the gifts and the challenges that 2e - twice exceptional - kids like our son have. Great commited teachers, wonderful parent community.
I don't like how this school raises money. I couldn't get funding even though they provide legal referrals for reimbursement. Usually NYC is an absurd cash cow for funding disabled kids of all levels but they are tightening their belts like everywhere else. The school is utterly unaffordable if you don't have a great lawyer. Also, while it looks like a nice place, the kids can't learn social skills from one another, they should consider integrating it.
We were initially a bit nervous about enrolling our son in a newer school, but we are so glad we made the jump. Our local public school was a real struggle for our twice exceptional (gifted +ADHD) child. The best way to describe it is that he was an outsider there, misunderstood by both teachers and students alike. At Lang, he's incredibly engaged and hard-working, loves his teachers and classes, has made a wonderful group of friends, and has truly grown academically, emotionally and socially. All because Lang "gets him" and is a place where he can feel comfortable and excel. The teachers are fabulous and truly care about the children in their classes and, as the previous poster said, the curriculum is innovative and the children are happy. It took us a long time to find the right school fit for our son, but was well worth the effort. If you're a NYC-area parent of a 2e chlid, I highly recommend checking out Lang.
We feel so blessed to have found this school for our son. It is a unique haven for twice exceptional (2e) kids. There is no place like it in NYC or the entire tristate area. The teachers are amazing, the curriculum innovative and advanced. The children are HAPPY. What more can a parent ask for?!
The energy and creativity at this school are amazing, and there is truly no other school like it in New York. For children who are gifted and have other learning differences, this school is a godsend. Caring teachers and staff, creative use of technology, and dedicated leadership make this school truly a special place for special kids.
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