“Whatever It Takes!”
Lake Grove School is a residential, non-sectarian, not-for-profit childcare agency licensed by the New York State Education Department and the Office of Children and Family Services. We provide special education services and 365-day residential care to students between the ages of 12 and 21 who are behaviorally challenged and learning disabled.
At the Lake Grove School, our goal is to assist in the development of social and academic skills required to make our students more productive citizens, helping them lead more fulfilling lives, and preparing them for successful transitions back to family, school and home community.
The services provided by Lake Grove School are highly individualized, and viewed as integral parts of a continuum of care designed to ensure that each student is given the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential. Many of our graduates go on to nearby universities and community colleges.
Lake Grove School also assists non-college bound graduates in developing transferable job skills, leading to permanent job placement in a variety of fields.
The Lake Grove School sees each student as uniquely capable of enjoying a more productive and satisfying life through educational and treatment programs that stress academic achievement, character development, and the achievement of personal goals. Regardless of activity, location or time of day, Lake Grove School students are provided the structured environment, support and external feedback they need to successfully achieve their goals. As students progress, the level of structure is gradually reduced, encouraging students to develop greater independence by relying upon internal rather than external feedback regarding the quality of their endeavors.
Helping students who are learning disabled and behaviorally challenged demands a special level of attention and teamwork. Lake Grove School’s professional staff has the specialized education, training and expertise required to deliver individualized solutions for students with complex learning and behavioral issues
Our Faculty and Staff“The professional staff at the Lake Grove School focuses on positive outcomes through outstanding care and quality services.”
The strength of our organization starts with its leadership. Our management team includes an Executive Director and Department Directors with over 75 years of combined experience in the field of special education.
Under their direction, services are offered by New York State licensed teachers (with special education and/or second subject area specialty certifications), psychologists, social workers, clinicians and numerous support personnel.
Lake Grove School utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to deliver comprehensive and integrated solutions. Our teamwork approach combines educational, residential and treatment services in the most efficient, compassionate and cost effective manner possible. The professional staff of Lake Grove School also seeks continuous improvement through professional development, with continuing education and training serving to enhance employee knowledge and expertise.
The Lake Grove Campus
Located on Long Island’s North Shore, approximately 50 miles from Manhattan, the Lake Grove School offers a warm and nurturing environment for young men and women who are behaviorally challenged with learning disabilities. Within this safe and secure environment, students are given the individualized support they need to successfully prepare for the transition back to family, school and home community. Our beautiful campus includes residential dormitories, classroom buildings, a newly expanded computer lab/media center, an administration building, dining hall, library, rec room, infirmary, gymnasium, crafts center and greenhouse surrounded by scenic meadows, athletic fields, and tree-lined paths.
This country-like setting provides a warm and friendly atmosphere where students feel safe and secure, where they eat healthy and nutritious meals, and where they have access to abundant recreational and athletic activities ranging from tennis, basketball, handball, soccer and baseball. Lake Grove School also offers junior and varsity soccer, basketball and wrestling teams. To enrich the learning experience, the School also offers supervised trips to nearby parks, recreational centers, movie theaters, amusement parks, white water rafting, New York City, as well as other regional destinations.