Longmore Academy

MHY Family Services’ Longmore Academy opened its doors in 2000. As a Private Academic School licensed by Pennsylvania Department of Education, Longmore provides education for at-risk youth in grades 1 through 12. Students who attend Longmore Academy benefit from a structured and supportive learning environment that is responsive to behavioral and emotional factors that impede students’ academic success.

EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION (ESY): Longmore Academy will continue to provide instruction online for ESY/summer school during the green phase. Students will engage in learning via live virtual instruction with teachers. ESY/summer school runs from June 8th-July 24th, no school on July 3rd. Classes are from 8:10am-11:43am, Monday through Friday.

Why Choose Longmore?

The student to teacher ratio never exceeds 12:1, and every teacher is Pennsylvania state-certified. Teaching Pennsylvania’s Common Core Curriculum allows credits earned by students to transfer back to their home school district for promotion and/or graduation.

The curriculum incorporates traditional core subjects with electives such as art, current events and life skills. Students have remediation Title I Mathematics. All students are assessed in reading and math. Interventions, including tutoring and special education services are provided to address academic deficiencies.

We make all necessary accommodations for students and individualize instruction. Several of our teachers hold special education certification. Daily communication among all Longmore faculty members ensures close examination of student progress both academically and behaviorally. We offer counseling and post secondary transition planning through our Guidance Counselor.

Longmore offers the following special education services: Learning support, emotional support, life skills support, other health impairments, speech & language, physical therapy, occupational therapy and assistive devices. We offer 45 days special educational placements for public schools. We also offer extended school year (ESY).

All students are academically screened with GMADE and GRADE. We have Lincoln Learning for students who may need AP classes, honor classes and foreign languages.

Longmore Academy referral form is located near the bottom of the page.

Message From The Principal

Longmore Academy has a tradition of helping adolescents to succeed. As principal, I am proud of the effort each teacher and teacher’s aide makes to get to know all students, including their strengths, which are built upon and areas of need, which are addressed.

By addressing attitude changes that are necessary to help each student accomplish goals, our young adults develop good decision making both in and outside of the classroom setting. Because many of our students—both commuters from a dozen local school districts and residents at Mars Home for Youth—bring a history of difficulty at their home schools, Longmore is the opportunity for a fresh start.

We at Longmore Academy value each student as an individual. We strive to get to know each young person and help him or her to grow into productive citizens with new, brighter horizons in their future.

I encourage anyone with questions regarding Longmore Academy to feel free to contact me, and to find out if Longmore is a suitable solution for your student.

Education Partnership

The Education Partnership is a volunteer driven, local nonprofit focused on aiding high-need schools in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties

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