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In accordance with Holy Cross values, St. Edward faculty provide unwavering support to ensure the success of all students, including those with learning differences.

Despite average to above average intelligence, students with learning differences experience challenges with reading, writing, math, organization, or focus. Our knowledgeable intervention specialists are dedicated to helping learners on IEPs, 504 plans, or other accommodation plans thrive in the classroom and in life! 



St. Edward offers a full-inclusion approach for students with mild to moderate learning needs. Unlike a co-taught approach, students actively engage in traditional general education classes without modification to course content, requirements, or instruction. Leveled class placements within the general education environment support differing abilities. 



Many Edsmen qualify for accommodations. Classroom teachers are all informed of their students’ needs, and accommodations are seamlessly integrated into the classroom experience. Accommodations can range from extra time on tests to preferential seating, text read aloud, digital tools, and more.



Outside of general education classes, intervention specialists work with small groups of students in the Aimée and Daniel Andrews ‘86 Learning Lab. Support is offered in the following areas:

  • Specially-designed instruction in mathematics, reading, writing, organization, task management, and social skills

  • Speech and language services

  • Academic check-ins

  • Counseling sessions

  • Post-secondary planning

  • Academic, emotional, and functional assessments through the school psychologist

  • Testing accommodations


Tutoring and homework help is also available for the entire student body.


St. Edward High School is a provider of the Ohio Department of Education Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship.


Learn More

Students with learning plans follow the formal admission process, however, testing accommodations are available for the High School Placement Test. If you’d like to request accommodations, or have questions about learning supports, please contact: Matt Altieri ‘05, Associate Dean of Student Support Services, at


​St. Edward High School also offers a modified curriculum for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Click here to learn more about the St. Andre Scholars program.

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