Lakeside School


Lakeside School accepts regular and special education students in grades 6–12 who need a small, structured and nurturing therapeutic environment where academic success is a priority. Student eligibility criteria include a willingness and ability to commit to following the structure of the program, basic skill levels above third grade and no need of physical intervention on a regular basis to maintain the safety of self and others.


  • Middle-School
  • High School
  • Learning Support
  • Emotional and Behavioral Support
  • Summer School

Services and Features


  • Academic curriculum approved by the PA Department of Education that meets state graduation requirements
  • Variety of classes taught by certified teachers to match students’ interests and ability levels
  • Small class size
  • Special education support and services
  • Learning and emotional support classes with direct instruction
  • Individualized academic planning and advisement
  • Preparation for Keystone Exams and PSSA’s


  • A credentialed counselor assigned to each student
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Counselors who facilitate regular communication between home and school, and assist students in setting and achieving goals
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • A comprehensive behavior management system with motivational system of recognition and rewards

Parent Involvement

  • Parental participation in Enrollment Conference
  • Weekly parent contact and consultation
  • Regular Parent-Staff Conferences
  • Online student information system (PowerSchool) to monitor grades and progress

Other Features

  • Staff dedicated to a holistic team approach with a primary focus on being trauma informed and brain based in all aspects of their work with students
  • Facility dogs – Boomerang, Cobalt, Presto, and Yen
  • Field trips for learning and rewards
  • Individualized transition planning
  • Full service cafeteria for breakfast and lunch at no cost to students
  • Transportation services
  • Full time nurse on campus
  • On and off campus work-study experiences
  • Community Service opportunities
  • Intramural Sports
  • A beautiful, serene 40-acre campus that features generous classroom space, a gymnasium and athletic fields, cafeteria, greenhouse, lake, and outdoor pool

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about Lakeside School or scheduling a visit and tour of our campus, please contact Meredith Klinger at 215-542-7737 ext. 2112 or by email.


111 Chestnut Lane
North Wales, PA 19454
(Horsham Township)