We are excited to announce the location of Miriam Academy, which will be ready to house our inaugural freshman class in 2016! Our new school will be located at 2841 North Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63131. We are pleased to be conveniently located near the intersection of Clayton Road and North Ballas Road, convenient to both I-64 and I-270.
About Miriam Academy
Miriam Academy educates high school students with learning challenges in an environment designed to help them excel.
Miriam Academy students are curious, goal-oriented, hardworking and eager to learn. They benefit from a personalized learning approach, designed by an experienced team of educators, which builds on their strengths, interests and enthusiasm.
Miriam Academy features a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, as well as differentiated instruction and curriculum modifications, to accommodate varied learning styles and abilities. Tailored opportunities, such as internships and in-class experiences, expand students’ experiences and build college and career readiness following graduation.
Project-based learning strategies and an emphasis on social skills development, as well as speech/language and occupational therapy, are incorporated to meet each student’s needs as they earn their high school diploma.
Miriam Academy is committed to providing students with not only a top education, but also a fulfilling high school experience. Miriam Academy students have established after school clubs, and also benefit from extracurricular offerings shaped by their own preferences.
History of Miriam
Miriam: The Learning Disability Experts, is St. Louis’ oldest and most comprehensive resource for children with complex learning disabilities. Its three programs, Miriam School, Miriam Learning Center and Miriam Academy, annually serve more than 1,000 St. Louis-area students.
Fundamental to this work is Miriam’s commitment to developing personalized learning, building supportive communities and fostering a life-long love of learning among students with complex learning disabilities. Miriam aims to identify needs and provide solutions that help students who are struggling in school unlock their potential.
Miriam School started 60 years ago serving elementary students, and has since grown to include a middle school. Miriam Learning Center opened in 2007 to provide specialized services to kids with learning disabilities in other school districts and to offer a robust after school program.
After much research and consideration, in January 2016, Miriam’s Board of Directors voted in favor of creating a high school. Miriam Academy began with an inaugural 9th grade class in the fall of 2016 and is enrolling 9th and 10th grade students for the fall of 2017.
Meet Miriam Academy Head of School Dr. Sue Jackson
Miriam is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Susan Jackson as the Founding Head of School for Miriam Academy! Dr. Jackson comes to Miriam Academy with more than 25 years in both private and public education, with extensive experience in special education.
"After a national search, we are very pleased to welcome Dr. Jackson to this important leadership role as our Founding Head of School for Miriam Academy," said Miriam's Executive Director Andrew Thorp. "Dr. Jackson's vast experience and special education expertise are the perfect fit to help Miriam create a learning environment where students will excel," he said.
Meet the Students
Why Miriam Academy
Miriam Academy offers a high school program for students with learning disabilities, tailored to the strengths and aspirations of each student. Miriam Academy serves students, with average to above average intelligence, who experience learning challenges in the areas of language, reading, math, sensory and social skills development.
Miriam Academy continues the successful Miriam School educational model, which offers a 10:1 student-teacher ratio, along with differentiated instruction and curriculum modifications to accommodate varied learning styles and individual abilities. Tailored learning opportunities, such as internships and in-class experiences, incorporate students’ needs for both college and career readiness following graduation.
Join Miriam Academy Team
Thank you for your interest. There are no open positions at this time. Please check back with us in the future.
To learn more about Miriam Academy, please contact Sue Jackson, Head of School. You may reach her by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 314-962-6080. Until the renovations are complete on the new school, mail to Miriam Academy can be addressed to:
2845 N. Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63131