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High School For Mild Learning Disabilities In NYC

The Beekman School is, first and foremost, an inclusive community that welcomes students from a variety of educational backgrounds. In order to ensure that all of our students achieve and exceed their personal and academic goals, we provide the support necessary to access our curriculum.

Personalized Education For Students With Learning Difficulties

As we keep our student teacher ratio at or below 7:1, we are able to offer all of our students preferential seating and up to double time on exams. At Beekman, we take the time to help students understand their strengths and areas for growth as learners. As they progress through our college prep curriculum, students at Beekman become experts on their individual needs and learn the self-advocacy skills that are critical for success in college and beyond. The following is a list of supports available for students use:

Available to all students:

  • Up to double-time on all tests/quizzes
  • Listen to audio recordings of books
  • Hear instructions orally
  • Use of an electronic device to take a picture of the Smartboard content
  • The option to reduce the number of courses taken any semester
  • A late start or an early finish to the school day
  • Part-time schedules
  • Class sizes averaging 7 students and capped at 10
  • Experienced teachers sensitive to the various ways that students learn
  • Teacher-supervised study halls throughout the day
  • Direct access to teachers during free periods and study halls
  • Homework assignments posted daily on the school's web portal
  • Direct parent/teacher contact with a 24-hour turn-around time
  • Use of a computer/device in the classroom for note-taking and homework assignment


Available to students with documentation:

  • Use of a computer to type responses on tests/quizzes 
  • 2nd language exempt with proper documentation.


Available to students through The Tutoring School:

  • One-to-one classes
  • Off-site in-person and face-to-face online instruction
  • Private homework tutors
  • Flexibility to transition between Beekman and Tutoring School classes during the school year
  • Mastery-based courses that progress at the student’s pace
  • Courses can begin or end year-round
  • Have a designated teacher
  • Special accommodations testing site for SAT, ACT, and AP exams
  • Testing orally or with the assistance of a scribe
  • Remedial instruction on various topics (not for credit)
  • Modified curriculum


Learn more about how The Beekman School supports students with the following mild learning disabilities: