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Because Not all Great Minds Think Alike

For 25 years, The Janus School has set the standard in Central Pennsylvania for educating students with learning differences. We can work together to make sure they have the best chance at a bright future.

The Janus School is a non-profit, independent K-12 day school centrally located in Mount Joy, Lancaster County serving students with average to above average intelligence with language- or math-based learning differences, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, Executive Function Disorder, or Auditory Processing Disorder.

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School Profile

  • Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools grades K-12; member NAIS, PAIS, ADVIS, IDA, and LDA.
  • School Attuned certified faculty and administration
  • Clinical, diagnostic, research-based approach and best practice instruction
  • Average teaching experience among teachers is 15 years
  • Have served students from thirteen county areas: Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Schuylkill, and York, as well as the states of Delaware and Maryland
  • Average of 6:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Bus service from Harrisburg, Reading, York, and Lebanon/Hershey with convenient access to the Mount Joy Amtrak station
  • Financial aid available for qualified families
  • Member of PIAA


Assistive Technology

  • The Janus School uses the following assistive technology programs:
    • Dragon NaturallySpeaking
    • SOLO 6 Literacy Suite
      • Co:Writer
      • Draft:Builder
      • Read:OutLoud
      • Write:OutLoud
    • Inspiration/Kidspiration
    • Kurzweil 3000
    • Read & Write Gold
    • and
    • MyStudyBar
    • Ghotit
  • One-to-one Upper Division (grades 9-12) laptop program
  • Touchscreen monitors and interactive whiteboards
  • Classroom sets of iPads


Academic Programs

  • Speech-language and occupational therapy
  • 1:1 tutorial for first year students; as needed in other years with advisory system in place for all students
  • Licensed clinical social worker on staff
  • Comprehensive narrative reports, standardized assessment, progress monitoring, and parent-teacher conferences three times per year
  • Will facilitate coordinated care with outside medical, mental health, and educational agencies
  • Hands-on, multi-sensory curriculum rooted in basics of reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Emphasis on assistive technology with a one-to-one Upper Division (grades 9-12) laptop program
  • Socialization-communication and study skills integrated throughout curriculum, as well as visual & performing arts
  • Lower Division (K-5) and Middle Division (6-8) focus on core skill remediation
  • Upper Division (9-12) focus on skill development, graduation, and college or other postsecondary placement
  • Senior internships and transition classes
  • Foreign languages (Spanish & Latin) offered in Upper Division
  • Academic programs used:
    • Writing Skills – Diana Hanbury King (grades 1-12)
    • Math in Focus – Singapore Math (grades 1-8)
    • Houghton Mifflin Science Modules (grades 1-8)
    • Houghton Mifflin Social Studies (grades 1-8)
    • History Alive! (grades 9-12)
    • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Reading programs include:
    • Wilson
    • Orton-Gillingham
    • Lindamood Bell
  • Assessments used to evaluate students’ speech-language, academic achievement, social-emotional, and executive functioning levels:
    • Speech-Language battery
    • Gray Oral Reading Test, Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, and Woodcock Reading Mastery Test
    • Stanford Mathematics Test and KeyMath Diagnostic Assessment
    • BASC-2 (Behavior Assessment System for Children)

Summer Programs

  • Offers an academic program, tutoring, afternoon programs and SAT Prep