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Academic Life

Everyone learns differently. But, for many bright and talented students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and/or autism, the mainstream educational system presents obstacles that are difficult to negotiate.

While many colleges and universities now offer academic support programs for students who learn differently, none compare to Landmark College’s comprehensive mission and integrated curriculum. Our programs are fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and our curriculum is as rigorous as other institutions of higher learning. But Landmark College is different: We have over 3 decades of experience designing programs and pedagogy for our students. More importantly, we believe you can succeed.

At Landmark College, we:

  • Demystify the learning process and make instruction both explicit and recursive
  • Help students develop self-understanding and self-efficacy by encouraging the development of individualized strategies that support student learning
  • Provide students with the support they need in and out of the classroom. At Landmark, there’s no need to “fight the system” or ask for special accommodations. We show students how to become effective self-advocates and use supporting resources effectively.
  • Constantly develop innovative and student-centered best practices in learning disability, ADHD, and ASD education—and share them with other educators—through the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT)

The Instructional Experience

At Landmark College, we individualize instruction within a range of disciplinary courses and programs. The overall student to faculty/support ratio is 6 – 1 and small classes (generally, 6 – 15 students) provide opportunities for individual attention while still engaging students in a collaborative learning experience. Every Landmark College class focuses on optimizing student learning, with explicit mechanisms for academic support through office hours, experienced academic advisors, and dedicated support centers with professional staff.

Our Faculty

Landmark College’s faculty are not only subject matter experts in their discipline—recognized nationally in their fields through their research, publications, and presentations—but they are also deeply invested in understanding diagnostic profiles, best practices in pedagogical design, and interpersonal communication. They possess a strong dedication to helping students who learn differently to succeed.


Dr. Karrie Kalich, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jill Hinckley, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean, School of Education
Dean John Vitale, Ph.D., M.H.S., School of Professional Studies and Science
Interim Dean Solvegi Shmulsky, School of Liberal Studies and the Arts

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