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Our school was created to provide an exceptional educational opportunity for children with learning differences and ADHD. We encourage prospective families to begin the conversation about fall enrollment now. We are using virtual platforms so that each family can still get a sense of the school and begin the admissions process with our support. Please feel free to contact me so that I can share our school with you. I can be reached in a number of ways.


Phone: 704-749-6709


Office Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00-3:30 

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. During this time of distance learning, we are engaging our prospective families through various online techniques throughout the admissions process. We will guide you through those steps.  Please contact me with questions. 


Keri Cauthen, Director of Enrollment

Admissions Procedures

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


· diagnosis of a specific learning disability and/or ADHD

· diagnosis of high functioning ASD, if a diagnosis from above is present

· IQ results of average or higher

· No primary behavioral or emotional diagnoses or disorders

To complete an admissions file:


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.


For 2-3 days, applicants for grades (1-12) will participate in a classroom visit specific to their grade level. For Kindergarten, applications will participate in a classroom visit for 2 days.


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


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.


Current teachers of the 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. If applying online, the forms will be sent directly through the online application portal.


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


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 Advancement & Admissions Office at 704.749.6709.