Thank you for your interest in Miriam School!
In 1956, Miriam School became the first school in Missouri dedicated to educating children with complex learning disabilities. We are a very unique school – one which offers a full range of services to meet the needs of children with learning disabilities, speech and language delays, attention deficits and sensory/motor delays. We believe that our combination of small class size, a structured environment, sequenced and developmentally appropriate curriculum, and integrated speech/language and occupational therapies offers an ideal learning opportunity for the students we serve.
Children who come to Miriam School have often experienced academic and/or social failure. They are reluctant to try to meet new challenges, as they do not view success as possible. In our small nurturing environment, students are taught by knowledgeable and compassionate faculty who know how to reach children with complex learning needs. We have designed a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and multisensory program of academic and therapeutic interventions tailored to the individual needs of each of our students. Over time, our students gain the skills, strategies and confidence to succeed in more traditional educational environments.
At Miriam School, we teach children with multiple complex learning disabilities to recognize and achieve their potential. As we build on each child’s strengths, we create a foundation for lifelong learning and growth.
Joan Holland, M.Ed.
Head of School