Kansas City area school districts often look to Lakemary
to offer students with special needs in grades K-12 the chance to explore and
develop personal strength in educational pursuits and independent living
skills. We are IEP team-centered and driven, focused on developing and
implementing education plans that support growth in children who have mental
retardation, behavior disorders, and other developmental disabilities,
including autism and severe multiple disabilities. A wide array of services are
offered by over 60 educational staff including:
Adaptive Physical Education
Snoezelen (multi-sensory) room
Safe Crisis Management
Behavior Support Plans
Social Service Support
Basic Life/Social Skills
Behavioral Levels System
School Nursing Services
IEP-based Classroom Instruction
Located on the grounds of Lakemary's Psychiatric Residential Treatment
Facility (PRTF), educational and support services are provided year-round
for students during 4 nine week periods and a 6 week summer school session,
providing individualized supports for each child per educational
Day Students: When a parent or guardian
would like their child to attend Lakemary School as a day student, contact
should first be made with the home school's administrators. When they have
determined that a formal referral is desired, documentation such as the current
IEP and psychological testing shall be considered by Lakemary School before the
child will be accepted.
Residential Students: All children in
Lakemary's Psychiatric Residential Treatment (PRTF) & Intensive Behavioral
Supports (IBS) programs attend Lakemary School as a part of their overall
True to our mission, Lakemary provides educational
services to children up to age 21 who have found it difficult or impossible to
find appropriate, supportive educational experiences in other school
Lakemary has received the "Standard of Excellence" award
from the Kansas State Board of Education since 2005 and the Governor's
Achievement Award in 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10.
FROM A PARENT'S PERSPECTIVE
"As a parent of a child attending school at Lakemary
Center, I have found their services to be invaluable in preparing him for his
future as an adult in his community. Ben has the opportunity to develop and
improve skills necessary to increase his independence in many areas, including
self-care, mobility and communication. He likes coming to school and I am
assured that he is learning in a safe environment that looks at his current and
future needs in order to be an active participant in his daily routine.
Lakemary provides Ben with excellent teachers who are well trained to meet
those needs. He also has support staff that assist and encourage him to be the
best that he can be and push him to go just a little farther each time. My
husband and I will always be grateful to everyone at Lakemary for everything
they have done for Ben."
- Dave & Deb Pannell
Lakemary welcomes public as well as private referrals.
Admission decisions are based on an assessment that the school can meet the
needs of the individual child. Contact us
today Your child's future begins tomorrow.
Lakemary School is proud to participate in the
"Healthier Kansas Lunches" Program. Please view upcoming
lunch menus here.
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