Lawrence Hall School is licensed and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to serve children ages 5-21 who have been identified with the following disabilities: emotional disability, specific learning disability, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disability and other health impairment. Our educators are committed to promoting a culture that supports learning and student success.

When I came to Lawrence Hall Therapeutic Day School, I was depressed and I could not see my future. I started in art class and, through art, I learned to express myself, learning ways to cope. - Camila*

Lawrence Hall School provides an individualized educational program which prepares our students to be self-reliant, responsible, contributing members of society. We deliver instructional services that allow students to demonstrate individual mastery of academic, vocational and social skill development. Innovative technologies, vocational training, and a comprehensive art program encourage and promote engaged learning.

  • Over the last five years, Lawrence Hall’s School has had a graduation rate of above 90%
  • Recognized as a School of Excellence by the National Association of Special Education Teachers for the past four years.
  • Accredited by AdvancED, formerly North Central Association, since 1974