Who is the typical Lang School 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 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 radically differentiated classroom-based instruction. On standard tests of intelligence, at least some of each student's subtest scores are generally in the superior range, though subtest scores may show significant "scatter" or discrepancies between strengths and relative deficits. Lang isn't an appropriate setting for students who are regularly physically or verbally aggressive toward peers or adults. Lang is also not appropriate for students who aren't yet ready for the expectations of a supportive but predominantly classroom-based, rigorous 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

Standard (classroom-based integrated supports)
2e ("standard" + customized supports beyond the classroom)
Supports beyond those typically integrated into the classroom are available to "standard" enrollees on a menu basis at additional cost.
"2e" enrollees receive push-in and pullout, 1:1, dyad, and small-group counseling, sensory/fine motor support, speech therapy, and 1:1 academic remediation and/or acceleration, as needed.
The application fee is $125, with a reduction or waiver available for qualifying applicants.

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 who demonstrate need.

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


We are accepting applications for grades 1 through 12 for school years 2018/19 and 2019/20.

Questions about admissions can be directed to: (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.