Progressive Education for NYC’s
Cultivate your child’s extraordinary talents and unique differences at The Lang School
WHAT KINDS OF KIDS
GO TO LANG?
Makers. Thinkers. Dreamers. Innovators.
Go–their–own–wayers. Jokesters. Critics.
Artists. Writers. Scientists. Explorers.
Programmers. Inventors. Inquirers. Sleuths.
Musicians. Actors. Builders. Seekers.
We make space for our exceptional students which is reflected in the physical design of our classrooms, gym, hallway break nooks, a music studio, a sensory gym, a science lab, a maker space, and an art room. All of those spaces are designed with those kids in mind. Every kid finds their place, their space for them.
Our Master’s and Doctorate level teachers are trained in special and gifted education.
“ At Lang, we see each student for who they are and utilize our clinical expertise to develop responsive programs where the experience of each child truly matters.” -
Mark Silberberg, Admissions Director
The Lang School educates twice-exceptional (2e) children — gifted students with learning differences.
We offer these highly promising learners a rigorous, child-centered, empirically validated education with integrated supports that foster independence and self-advocacy. We model and teach students to own their impact, and empower them to speak up and stand up for equity and social justice. For most people, the school years are about fitting in, while adulthood is about standing out; for 2e children, standing out comes early. At Lang, through the nurturing of purpose, passion, and talent, exceptionality is not only recognized but celebrated.
What do we do?
We center student self-awareness
to develop self-regulation skills in
the social-emotional, behavioral,
sensory/physical, and academic
How do we do it?
Civility, self-reflection, a growth
mindset, and community are
central to the learning experience.
Our teachers lean into challenges,
own their impact, speak up, and
stand up for equity and social
justice to model these
And what does
this mean for
learners at Lang?
They have a voice and a say in how
their strengths and challenges are
understood and addressed, which
models a constructive approach to
engaging with others.
The Lang School by the numbers:
4 Core values
Civility • Self-reflection • Growth mindset • Community
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trained in special and
gifted education practices
for K-5 classrooms
ratio for 6-12
In addition to integrated classroom-based supports, all students receive individualized learning, SEL and, EF support as well as guidance/college counseling
Scholarships earned by
the members of the 2023
average SAT score
We make space for our exceptional students and this is reflected in the physical design of our classrooms, gym, hallway break nooks, music studio, sensory gym, science lab, and maker/art space. All of these spaces are designed with kids in mind. At Lang, every learner finds a place and space to excel.
Empowering Your Whole Child: The Lang Difference
Our teachers and specialists provide personalized social-emotional learning (SEL) and
executive functioning (EF) skill development to our twice-exceptional students through
group and individual sessions. This creates an engaging and empowering learning environment and fosters balanced self-expectations and sustained learning motivation in the areas of self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, responsible decision making, and social awareness.
Supporting our Students
Our Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) specialists offer personalized domain-specific skill
development and social-emotional support to twice-exceptional students through individual and group sessions, fostering balanced self-expectations and sustained learning motivation.
We create a personalized multi-disciplinary plan to
address each child’s unique needs in a classroom
setting, where extensive enrichment and acceleration options complement our robustly differentiated curriculum for grades K through 7.
We employ evidence-based practices — OTMP/OST, Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), Zones of Regulation, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), and daily report cards to cultivate self-awareness and self-regulated learning.
MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL
We prepare 6th to 12th graders for college and beyond by incorporating their unique needs, passions, and skill sets into each school day, providing early opportunities to cultivate individual talents to keep students engaged and motivated. Our integrated interventions include OTMP/OST (to develop executive functions), SRSD, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and CPS.
In advisory, students engage in academic support,
community building and advocacy skills focused on real world experiences.