Social-cognitive private school for students diagnosed on the higher end of the autism spectrum

Helping Our Nevada Students and Families
Dedicated to the Ideals of Children with Autism Reaching Their Full Potential
Enhancing the Future of Our Students


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About Our School

Rebecca “RJ” Larrieu
School Director

Our Vision

We create an individualized, high-quality academic and social approach to achieve a dynamic level of success in every child’s future.  This is accomplished by partnering with families and the community to provide a safe, fun, and supportive learning environment led by passionate and understanding staff.


The Newton Learning Center opened its doors in September 2008.

Licensed as a Private School with the Nevada Department of Education, our school functions as a social-cognitive school for students needing a more individualized approach. The need for individualized attention in the areas of academics and social thinking is critical to our students.

Many of our students have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum or similar disorders and find it difficult to concentrate for long periods of time in large mainstream school classrooms. Our school has a low student to classroom staff ratio of 8:1. Our program is intensive and produces results. Many of our students have quickly advanced grade levels, many advancing several grades during a short period of time. Elective offerings are created to meet the requirements set forth by the Nevada Department of Education.

If you would like more information about our program or would like to schedule an on-site visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us at nlcnv@secondstart.org or (775) 358-0808

Newton Learning Center Northern Nevada Tuition Assistance Program

Due to our generous donors, tuition assistance may be available to fund up to half of the monthly tuition amount for private pay families (not funded or reimbursed through school districts) with an adequate amount of need.  The deadline for current Newton families to apply for the second half of the 1920 school year is December 19, 2019.  Only fully completed applications including submitting tax documentation through the FAST application system will be considered.  Please understand that the funds we use to make these awards are limited and often fall short of need.  Families that are selected to receive awards will be notified by January 31, 2020.  

Note:  The FAST tuition assistance application is for currently enrolled Newton Learning Centern Northern Nevada families only.  Prospective families must obtain approval from the school Director, Rebecca Larrieu at rebeccaj@secondstart.org prior to completing the application.  

NLC Reno Tuition Assistance Application

Newton Learning Center Northern Nevada

4895 Village Green Parkway Reno, Nevada 89519

(775) 358-0808  nlcnv@secondstart.org

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