The Lead School holds firm to the belief that our students, who come from many backgrounds and ability levels, are able to learn and develop the skills necessary to achieve grade level standards.

At The Lead School, parents and caregivers will find a wide range of educational programs and services to support the inclusion of children with special needs. 


All of the programs and services we provide emphasize an individualized approach to education that meets state and federal mandates with the goal of preparing students to transition back to their communities and lead successful lives. 




It is the mission of The Lead School is to provide an environment, which promotes the academic, emotional, social, and vocational growth and development of those students whose needs are not being met by the traditional school setting. 



The Lead School is a year round academic program. The Lead School serves students between the ages of 5 to 21 with disabilities ranging from Autism, Emotional Disabled, Specific Learning Disabled and Traumatic Brain Injuries. Many students that attend the Lead School often have multiple diagnoses and mental health needs.

School is in session between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff are onsite between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


The Lead School is organized around professional learning communities, based on shared decision making by those working closest with the students each day, resulting in the creation of a vibrant and energized learning environment.

These communities are structured to allow students to achieve their goals in the most appropriate educational setting possible. Our community design incorporates specialized instruction, classroom structure, and behavioral interventions.



507 S. Cool Springs Rd.

O'Fallon, MO 63366
Tel: 636-447-5100


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