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about us | our mission


Our mission is to transform the lives of our students who have learning differences by providing a holistic, individualized education in a diverse and nurturing community where each student belongs.


We value an educational experience that:

Develops students’ belief in themselves and their ability to reach their
learning potential.

Meets each students’ individual needs including support for social, sensory, and executive functioning.

Prepares students to succeed in a variety of next steps: mainstream K-12 environment, college or other post-secondary opportunities.


The John Crosland School will provide a transformative educational experience that addresses the needs of the whole child. In addition to a foundation of traditional and researched-based academics, Crosland will offer a unique program including the arts, technology, athletics and social development. Crosland will develop independent self-advocates who succeed in work, study, and life in our ever-changing world.

Our (deib) Affirmation Statement

The John Crosland School (JCS) is committed to building and sustaining a learning community that  respects and embraces diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). We recognize, reflect upon, and  are meaningfully informed by the plurality of experiences that each student, family, and staff member  brings to our community. 

We recognize that a commitment to DEIB requires attention across all aspects  of our school community. 

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Our Core Values


A demonstration of the best practices both internally as well as externally in the teaching field.


A holistic approach to each child, considering the full range of their individual circumstances and abilities.


A commitment to small class sizes as a way to offer individual attention to each child and build confidence.


A belief that teachers have a significant influence on the lives of our students.


A belief that the learning difficulties of our students should be acknowledged openly so that both the student and their family can learn coping strategies.


A close-knit school environment that welcomes the child and his/her family is important to each child’s success.


A belief that students should be prepared for a variety of next steps: returning to a mainstream K-12 environment, college or other post-secondary education.


A belief that Crosland can be a short-term or a long-term option with equal success.


A servitude of families at all economic levels.


Our Location

The John Crosland School is a spacious and beautiful campus on a 6-acre property bordering one of Charlotte’s top parks. With over 59,000 square feet, our building and location enable us to serve as a regional school with a student body including attendance from more than
two dozen cities in nine counties from both North and
South Carolina.

We celebrate and embrace every child’s unique needs when it comes to education. We would love to speak with you more about your child and find out if the Crosland School is the right choice for you and your family!