Admissions Process

Our admissions process helps us to identify the students who will benefit from Brighton’s services.
Students seeking placement at Brighton are considered upon review of a psychological educational evaluation, past academic records, letters of recommendations from current teachers and classroom availability based on the child’s unique set of needs. We invite our prospective students to spend three days shadowing one of our current students. Over the course of the three-day visit, our student guests gain first-hand experience of what Brighton has to offer. Not only does a student learn about us during a visit. We learn about them — their interests, their personality and their strengths. Our admissions process is designed to ensure that we match our specialized services to a child’s unique needs.

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  • Step 1: Schedule a Tour

    Tours are available Wednesdays at 9 AM.  Theresa Hastings, Director of Admissions, will share a broad overview of Brighton’s program focusing on four key areas:  Academics, Therapeutic Services, Social-Emotional development and Executive Functioning skills. After, we will take you on a tour of our classes to show our students and teachers in action.  We find this is the best way to illustrate for families that which makes Brighton the best place for students with dyslexia and other related language-based learning differences.

    Schedule a Tour
  • Step 2: Psychological Educational Evaluation

    The Brighton School requires a current psychological educational evaluation from a licensed psychologist. A thorough evaluation identifies your child’s formal diagnosis and academic strengths and weaknesses. So we can become familiar with your child's cognitive abilities, our policy is to review any previous testing as part of the admissions process.  The evaluation is also a resource in the development of your child’s individual service plan, a tool to help our teachers and students on their journey toward success in and out of the school environment.

    For a list of local educational psychologists, contact Theresa Hastings, Director of Admissions at 225-291-2524 x221 or at
  • Step 3: Letters of Recommendations

    Each applicant should submit three letters of recommendation from their current school.  One recommendation should be from the school’s Principal or Executive Director and the remaining two from their current teachers.
  • Step 4: Online Application

    Application for enrollment can be accessed on the school’s website through the link below.  It should be completed and submitted, along with the $25.00 application fee.

    Apply Online
  • Step 5: Schedule a Shadow Visit

    Upon receiving a completed application, our Director of Admissions will contact you to arrange a three-day shadow visit experience at the school.  Those days must be consecutive days.  During the visit, our teachers will gather information focusing on academics, social interaction, appropriateness of placement, and academic strengths and weaknesses.  The information gathered will be used to help us determine whether there is a positive match between your child and the school.
  • Step 6: The Admission Committee

    Once the shadow visit is completed, all documentation will be gathered and shared with the admissions committee for review.
  • Step 7: Final Steps

    After an acceptance decision is made, you will be notified via email or by telephone. At that point, our business office will take over and you will complete all contractual and financial paperwork necessary to finalize your child’s placement at The Brighton School. 


Angelle High
Director of Admissions
225-291-2524 x511
Brighton’s enrollment occurs on a rolling basis as placements become available.

Brighton accepts students through the tenth grade.  Eleventh and twelfth grade placements are considered on a case-by-case basis.