Lakemary School

Supporting Children with an Ongoing Connection to School

Lakemary School is a year-round, K-12 accredited school for children with special needs. All teachers are certified in Special Education, and each student benefits from services and supports designed to meet his or her Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Lakemary School follows a traditional school day and calendar. Students are placed in classrooms with peers of similar age and functioning level, and low-density class sizes allow teachers to focus more on each individual’s needs.

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Developing Students for Life Beyond Lakemary

Students have access to individualized, multidisciplinary services including art, music, speech and language, recreational, and occupational therapies provided by credentialed professionals. Our staff are also trained in Safe Crisis Management (SCM) and a team of non-classroom staff are ready to assist when disruptive behaviors arise. Read our Emergency Safety Interventions Policy Handbook to learn more.

While most of our students are residents from our psychiatric residential treatment program, approximately 40% commute daily from surrounding areas like Johnson County and as far away as Emporia, KS. With over 100 students and growing, Lakemary School is a safe, wonderful environment for children with intellectual/developmental disabilities, extreme behaviors and/or psychiatric diagnoses to receive a top-notch education.

Our teachers and therapists also use the Discovery Center and Lakemary Ranch as additional resources for education and therapy.

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If you have questions about Lakemary School, or would like to schedule a tour of our facilities, please contact our Admissions team at (913) 557-4000 or fill out our contact form.

Lakemary School
100 Lakemary Drive
Paola, KS 66071

Marcy Seaman, Principal

Troy Collier, Assistant Principal