The John Crosland School


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The John Crosland School is a private school located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The school offers education to students from kindergarten to 12th grade. The school's mission is to celebrate and embrace every child's unique needs when it comes to education. The John Crosland School has a team of experienced and passionate educators who are dedicated to providing a personalized education to each student. The school offers a variety of academic programs, including English, math, science, and social studies. In addition to academics, the school also offers athletics and additional services such as summer camp. The John Crosland School is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all students. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, disability, religion, creed, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs, admissions, financial aid policies, or employment practices. The John Crosland School is a great choice for families looking for a personalized education for their children.


Frequently Asked Questions

What makes you unique?

Ability grouping Provide academic and social-emotional support while also maintaining a “school setting” with things like extracurriculars, athletics, book fair, etc. Students are seen and celebrated for their differences and successes. We meet students where they currently are and work with them to fill gaps, personalize learning opportunities, and grow them in areas that are still progressing. There is a balance between students seeing themselves in others and feeling a sense of belonging while still experiencing a diverse population of needs and interests. "In the moment teaching" where teachers are able to stop a lesson to focus on the "why" a student may be struggling as opposed to just pushing them through.

Do you offer onsite therapy?

Onsite therapies are not included in our tuition cost. However, we do offer onsite therapy services. Kerry Richman-Conners provides speech and language therapy services designed to address children's total communication needs during both the school year and summer. In addition, Nicole Cyphert offers on-site occupational therapy during both the school year and summer. Therapeutic Excellence in Expressive Communication (Speech and Language Consulting Services) Kerry Richman-Connors, M.s., CCC-SLP; Integration Station (Pediatric Therapy Services) Nicole Cyphert, Occupational Therapist, CEO;

Can parents pay extra for onsite services or bring in offsite experts?

At Crosland, we have an open-door policy for families to bring in therapies such as occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), and speech therapy. We offer space on campus for therapists, assist in incorporating services into the student's schedules, and encourage collaboration between therapists and teachers. While off-site experts are always welcome to observe students in class, our goal is to foster independence in our students, and we strive for them to function independently in the classroom without the need for a shadow or one-on-one aid.

Do you have parent support groups?

All parents are included in our parent Council. This group hosts community-building events to connect with like-minded parents. We also host Community Collaborations where professionals speak about specific topics for free for the community. At this time we do not have specific parent support groups.

How is your staff trained?

All teachers at Crosland are highly trained to teach children with learning disabilities. Crosland requires that all teachers pursue opportunities for continued education. Additionally, Crosland provides annual professional development for teachers. Teachers at Crosland continuously hone their teaching skills by studying the latest educational trends, techniques, and curricular advancements. Many teachers possess master’s degrees. Finally, every Wednesday the school dismisses an hour early specifically for purposeful teacher professional development and collaboration.


We currently do not offer transportation; however, we do have families that travel from various locations and we try to connect for carpooling purposes if we can.

Do you take children with behavior issues?

It depends on the behavior issues and we would really need to learn more about the individual child and how those behaviors present. At our school, we prioritize the safety and well-being of all of our students, and we strive to create a positive and productive learning environment. While we would love to support every child who applies, we have limited resources and may not be able to provide the level of support needed for students with behavior challenges. As a result, we may not be able to accept students with certain behavior issues, as it may not be in their best interest or the best interest of the other students in our school community.


Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade K 1 - 3 4 - 5 6 - 7 8 9 - 12 23/24 Tuition 25,673.00 25,673.00 25,673.00 27,029.00 27,029.00 28,728.00 23/24 Class Fee 250.00 300.00 200.00 275.00 290.00 290.00 Total Charge 25,923.00 25,973.00 25,873.00 27,304.00 27,319.00 29,018.00

When it comes to behavior issues, what are your standard policies for a child continuing in your school?

Here is the link to our handbook for a more indepth look. Conduct begins on page 13.

Can you challenge a high-achieving academic child while also building core foundation skills?

Yes, our teachers are skilled in differentiation. In grades 1st-7th we group by ability and not grade level. This allows students with strengths to be challenged with older peers and above grade level work.

Do you offer college prep?

The John Crosland school’s upper school offers an academic, college preparatory program that provides enriching experiences in a supportive and caring educational setting. Students complete the 24 required credits to earn their NC diploma and prepare for college, should they choose to do so. For the past few years, all our seniors have been accepted to college! Most of our graduates continue to college, whether it be a 4-year, 2-year, or community college. We support them in considering options that best fit their learning profiles and level of independence, and provide opportunities for leadership. We have a comprehensive post-secondary planning system set up for all upper school students, which includes college visits and student discussions with the school’s office of disabilities. We assist in narrowing down options, the application process, and essay writing. Our full-time school counselor works with students and families to navigate the college search.

Do you have co-op opportunities for your older students?

Qualifying students can participate in the college and career promise dual enrollment program at Central Piedmont Community College.



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