Who is the typical Lang School student?

Intellectual or creative engagement is key to student fit at Lang. 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 see them as underachievers; or these students might resist going to school altogether. The typical Lang School student is able — with the active collaboration and support of staff and parents (and any outside providers) — to capitalize on our individualized interventions, groupings of affinity and ability peers, and radically differentiated instruction that includes opportunities for grade acceleration and independent study in areas of specialized interest/affinity. The typical Lang student, in fact, is not typical at all. Our students tend to be early specializers who demonstrate precocious interests and passions in specific areas. They have the drive to work with coaches, mentors, and specialists, so the school can adapt its programming to nurture student abilities into talents. On standard tests of intelligence, at least some of each student's subtest scores generally fall in the "superior" to "very superior" ranges, though subtest scores may show significant "scatter" or discrepancies between strengths and areas of relative challenge. Lang isn't an appropriate setting for students who are physically or verbally aggressive toward peers or adults. Lang is also not appropriate for students not yet ready for the expectations of a predominantly classroom-based education.

Who is the typical Lang School 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. That said, Lang is prepared to be a key member of each student's "village." Some of our students need targeted supports beyond school in order to reinforce the school's work and to generalize emerging skills across settings. 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 and Fees

The application fee is $125, with a reduction or waiver available for applicants with financial need.

How do parents pay for Lang?

The parents of our students with IEPs successfully seek reimbursement of tuition from the Department of Education (DoE).

The Lang School accepts "Connors Case" tuition payments directly from the DoE on behalf of families with demonstrated financial need.

Depending on a "Carter Case" family's demonstrated financial need, The Lang School may provide extended tuition payment plans.


We are accepting applications on a rolling basis for grades K through 12 for school years 2019 / 20 and 2020/21.

The Lang School Application may be downloaded here.

Questions about admissions should be directed to:
Email –
Phone – 212 977-7777

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy: The Lang School admits students of any race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Lang School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or any other school-administered programs.