There are some places best appreciated in person and The John Crosland School is certainly one of them. Our school was created to provide an exceptional educational opportunity for children with learning differences and ADHD. We encourage prospective families to schedule a visit for an in-depth tour of our facility.

Are we a good fit for your child?  If you frequently hear comments such as “disruptive,” “frustrated,” “inflexible,” or “He/she needs smaller class sizes,” from your child’s teachers or therapists, they may be a good fit for Crosland’s curriculum and environment.  We strive for a harmonious learning environment for all our students, and will work with you to ensure your child’s diagnosis, academic, and social needs are a good fit for all Crosland has to offer.

Crosland maintains a policy of selective admissions, acknowledging that there are certain students that benefit most from our curriculum. Crosland uses a rolling admissions policy, accepting applications all year for the following academic year. Depending on availability and students’ qualifications, students may be accepted mid-year for the current school year.

Our students with learning differences come from a diverse mix of racial, cultural, and financial backgrounds, and from both public and independent schools.  Each student has a clinically defined learning disability, and/or attention deficit disorder.  We do not accept students with a primary behavioral or emotional diagnosis. Financial aid may be available.

We welcome your interest, and encourage you to explore our website as you consider Crosland for the educational foundation for your child.  We invite you to visit our campus, attend an open house, or schedule a tour to see The John Crosland School in action. Please contact me with questions at 704-365-5490, or email


Portia M. York
Director of Enrollment Management and Admissions

Admissions Procedures

To determine whether Crosland is the appropriate setting for your child, we are looking at the following criteria:


An application for admission must be completely filled out, accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.


Parents/Guardians of each applicant should schedule an appointment to learn about the school and tour the facility. Interviews are arranged by calling the Admissions Office.

Observation/Classroom Visit

For 3 days, applicants for all grades will participate in a classroom visit specific to their grade level.

Psychological-Educational Evaluations

Each applicant is required to submit a psychological-educational evaluation completed within the last three years.

School Records

All previous educational records must be submitted. Transcript release forms are included in the application packet, and are to be sent directly to the child’s current school. Crosland reserves the right to request further testing if the admissions committee feels more information would be beneficial for the decision making process.

Teacher Recommendation Forms

Current teachers of prospective student must complete an evaluation form. Two evaluation forms, included in the application packet, are required from core subject teachers. A blank form may be duplicated if additional evaluations are needed. The completed forms must be submitted directly from the prospective student’s school to The John Crosland School. These forms are not accepted by parents.

Additional Evaluations

If available, please submit any occupational, speech and language therapy evaluations.

Release of Information

This form must be filed with Crosland so we can request additional information from agencies working with your child.

If you have additional questions please contact the Admissions Office at 704.365.5490.

Best regards,
The Office of Admissions

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