we teach hope

Martin Luther School, an Approved Private School, provides a comprehensive program for students who need emotional support. Our school is designed to allow our students to confidently engage in personalized, purposeful learning, joyfully celebrate individual and collective success, and respectfully challenge self and others to grow. Our mission is to instruct the mind, engage the heart, and empower the will. We use a holistic educational approach to address the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of children in kindergarten, primary, and secondary grades.

a restorative practice approach

Martin Luther School is a Restorative Practices school. This approach to student behavior promotes healthy relationships and positive discipline inside and outside of school. A restorative approach to conflict focuses on solving problems and repairing harm. Our goal is to have our students and staff use it throughout their lives beyond Martin Luther School.

social-emotional learning philosophy

Our faculty and staff are trained in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), a process in which people understand and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.

Designed to increase students’ self-awareness of their emotions and foster their self-regulation by providing tools to assist them, the Martin Luther School SEL program uses various approaches to help deepen students’ ability to self-regulate.

Our program also teaches students how to recognize a broader range of emotions, gain perspective into how others see and react to their behavior, increase insight, and determine when and how to use problem-solving strategies to cultivate a more caring and self-aware learning environment.


If you believe a child in your care may benefit from joining the Martin Luther School community, please contact Siobhan Canavan, Supervisor of Clinical Services and Admissions 610.825.4440, x3465 or by email.

Please click here for Martin Luther School’s Title IX policy.

meet mls

Thank you for  your interest in Martin Luther School! We hope these pages and this video provide you with some initial information about our school. Please do reach out to us with questions or if you would like more information. You can contact Siobhan Canavan, Supervisor of Clinical Services and Admissions, at 610.825.4440, x3465 or by email.


At Martin Luther School, the student is at the center of learning. Across our curriculum, students engage in challenging activities that are designed to engage their interests and create opportunities to discover new passions and talents. We give our students the opportunity to develop four crucial 21st Century skills: collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking skills necessary to become life-long learners in our rapidly changing world.

Martin Luther School’s Health and Safety Plan for the 2021-2022 school year is available here in English and here in Spanish.

Please click here to see our ARP ESSER grant plan in English and in Spanish. Click here for our plan for ARP ESSER funds received through Colonial District.

Please click here for the 2023-2024 School Calendar.