Who is a typical Lang student?
Intellectual or creative engagement is key to student fit at Lang, regardless of how traditionally productive a student has been in past school settings. Often, our students are not inspired to challenge themselves in more conventional programs. Before they arrive at our doors, these high potential learners might say school is boring; their teachers might consider them "lazy" or underachieving; these students might resist or even refuse going to class or school altogether.
The typical Lang School student is able — with the collaboration and support of staff, parents, and outside/previous providers — to capitalize on our individualized interventions, groupings of affinity and ability peers, and differentiated classroom-based instruction.
While one or more cognitive subtest scores on formal testing may be in the superior range, it is not uncommon for there to be significant discrepancies between strengths and areas of relative challenge. Our students often display precocious interests and curiosities that are reflected in a preexisting area of passion and commitment. Our high potential and gifted learners also have identified learning challenges, such as ADHD, anxiety, executive functioning struggles, language-based, non-verbal, and specific learning difficulties (including Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia), or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We can generally provide support for ASD (Level 1) students who don't require significant 1:1 support and/or in-school ABA therapy.
The Lang School is not a therapeutic school designed to support significant emotional challenges and as such pronounced externalizing behaviors, frequent dysregulation, and physical and verbal aggression are uncommon among our students. Lang learners are socially motivated and ready for a rigorous but supportive classroom-based education.
Who is a typical Lang parent?
The typical Lang School parent is prepared to partner with school staff in supporting their child in a wide variety of ways with the recognition that school is not a stand-alone solution to their child's every challenge or need. Some of our students need targeted supports beyond school in order to reinforce the school's work, generalize emerging skills across settings, or work on challenges that aren't primarily related to school. That said, Lang is committed to being an active and key member of each student's "village" and to ongoing communication with parents and outside providers. Our parents are eager to engage with the school in a team-based process of identifying and meeting their child's needs as they emerge, develop, and shift. Lang offers parent workshops throughout the school year, and our Parent Association serves as a support network for our parent community.
TUITION & SERVICES
What does it cost?
Tuition for the 2023–2024 academic year is $92,250. Lang students receive push-in and pullout, 1:1, dyad, and small-group counseling, sensory/fine motor support, speech therapy, and academic remediation or acceleration, as needed. Tuition for midyear transfers is prorated per school day.
PAYMENT & REIMBURSEMENT
How do I pay for it?
The parents of our students with IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) and those who are in the process of developing an IEP (The Lang School works with enrolled students/families to ensure that an IEP is in place) successfully seek reimbursement or payment of tuition from the NYC Department of Education. In the service of social justice and to ensure a diverse student body, The Lang School is committed to accepting all good-fit students, regardless of financial need.
Lang accepts Connors case tuition payments directly from the DoE on behalf of families who demonstrate need. In any given year, at least one-third of our students' parents are pursuing Connors cases.
Depending on a Carter case family’s demonstrated financial need, Lang may provide interest-free tuition payment plans for up to 12 months.
Some parents supplement these payment options with a K-12 student loan through Your Tuition Solution, a tax free withdrawal from their child's college savings plan, a loan from their 401k, or an interest free loan from The Hebrew Free Loan Society.