Our Mission and Philosophy


Lord Stirling School Mission Statement

Lord Stirling School’s mission is to help each individual student gain emotional insight, behavioral accountability, and social and community skills which will enable them to navigate their environment successfully to become independent, productive, and well-functioning members of society.

Our Philosophy

The strength of the school’s therapeutic milieu rests in the commitment of the staff to the “whole child.” While each student’s emotional and behavioral development is a primary concern, it is also recognized that a strong emphasis on athletics and enrichment programs promotes self-esteem and self-confidence, thus furthering emotional growth. We utilize positive reinforcement in both an academic and social context to help each student become more productive, and independent. The school also provides a strong and varied academic curriculum as well as specified vocational community placements, sports opportunities, and ancillary enrichment programs.