Who We Serve

We provide an alternative choice for children who cannot manage or perform well in a mainstream school.

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Lucy Daniels School stands alone as the Triangle’s hub for young children’s mental health services. We are not just a school; we are a haven for children and families who have struggled with unmet expectations in current school settings. We are a place where children and families are wrapped in services designed to meet their needs specifically; where they can find close and caring connections with staff and where children grow both emotionally and academically. We are a place where children are heard and respected.

While most of our students have average to above-average potential, few are able to fully reach that potential due to challenges outside of their control. That’s where we step in.

We serve children who are:

  • Shy, inhibited, withdrawn
  • Easily frustrated
  • Afraid of making mistakes or who avoid unfamiliar tasks
  • Resistant to school rules or completing assignments
  • Overwhelmed by new academic content
  • Struggling to “fit in”

As well as children who have:

  • Trouble making or keeping friends
  • Lack of confidence and self-esteem socially and/or academically
  • Difficulty separating from parents

Additionally, all of our students’ parents participate in regular parent counseling throughout their child’s time at Lucy Daniels School.

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