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Special needs Schools Near Me

Special Needs Schools in Lakeland + Polk County

If you have a child with dyslexia, autism, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, or other unique educational needs, these special education schools can help your child thrive.

Our Education Guide includes information on Polk County public schools, tutoring and test prep, colleges, scholarship programs, and more.

Our Special Needs Guide can help you find additional Special Needs Resources including sensory-friendly activities, parent groups, and local organizations.

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Achievement Academy

Growing up is tough. Growing up a step behind everyone else your age is tougher. Achievement Academy is a non-profit United Way agency and charter school. We serve children birth through age six that have developmental delays or disabilities. The Achievement Academy has 3 locations in Polk County-Lakeland, Bartow and Winter Haven.

Charter Schools | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
716 East Bella Vista Street, Lakeland, Florida 33805
695 East Summerlin Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
2211 28th Street Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Crossroads Christian School (K-12)

Crossroads Christian School is a K-12 private school in Lakeland that provides a personalized education focus for each of its students. With low student-teacher ratios and an encouraging, nurturing environment, Lakeland area kids with special education needs are finding success at Crossroads Christian School, and your child can too!

Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
615 Old Polk City Road, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Lakeland Christian School (PreK4 - grade 12)

The hallmarks of LCS are strong academics, championship athletics, award-winning fine arts, and a close-knit school-family partnership. Classes are taught from a Biblical perspective, emphasizing God’s truth as it applies to every aspect of a student’s life. The Discovery Program is offered to students age 5-14 with a specific diagnosis of autism and/or related disabilities.

Church Affiliated Daycare / Preschool | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Private Christian Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
1111 Forest Park Street, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Lakeland Institute For Learning

The Lakeland Institute for Learning is a clinical school for ESE and ELL students whose purpose is to deliver services to students within the educational setting in order to facilitate their overall health and well being and maximize their academic growth. These students fall into two areas: special needs and those who are also English Language Learners (ESE) (as defined by law). The school is striving to deliver Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Speech Language, and tutoring services to students during their school day, within a rigorous educational environment to facilitate academic growth into postsecondary opportunities.

Non-Religious Private Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
2020 Crystal Grove Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Solutions Academy

Solutions Academy is designed to meet the individual needs of non-traditional learners. Through the use of technology, individualized curriculum and a small classroom setting students are set up for success.

Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools
Lakeland
Sparrow Academy (grades 3 - 8)

Sparrow Academy is a third through twelfth-grade school that approaches learning through the lens of Emotional Regulation. At Sparrow Academy, our staff is trained in trauma-informed approaches to learning. We work to understand the root of problems and develop a plan to correct the underlying cause, not just the symptoms. Our program is especially designed to meet the needs of children who have experiences abandonment, abuse, or neglect. We are also a great place for children with behavior and attention disorders, such as, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

 

Non-Religious Private Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
8595 U.S. 98, Lakeland, Florida 33809
The Roberts Academy at Florida Southern College (grades 2-8)

Since 2010, The Roberts Academy has successfully prepared talented students with dyslexia to achieve academic excellence through dynamic educational programs. The Roberts Academy provides a full complement of academic programs, as well as support and training for parents and teachers of students with dyslexia. Students experiencing difficulty in their current schools can attend The Roberts Academy in grades 2-8 until they have mastered the skills to accommodate their learning differences and are fully prepared to succeed in a traditional school setting. Reading tutoring is also available to the community.

Non-Religious Private Schools | Private Elementary Schools | Private Middle Schools | Private Schools in Lakeland | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools | Tutoring, Test Prep + Academic Support
1140 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland, Florida 33801
The Vanguard School (grades 6-12)

The Vanguard School is an independent, co-educational, boarding and day school for students in grades 6-12 who learn differently. Vanguard strives to ensure each student aspires to higher educational opportunities and independent life. Most commonly, our students experience difficulties with: ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Anxiety, Autism, Tourette’s, Auditory Processing Disorder.

Non-Religious Private Schools | Private High Schools | Private Middle Schools | Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
22000 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, Florida 33859
Pathways School of Excellence (ages 11-22)
Special Needs Schools | Special Needs Schools + Preschools
1000 Longfellow Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33801