The school’s curriculum is designed to encourage growth in all areas for children with and without special needs, including social emotional, fine motor, early learning, self-help, gross motor, science, technology, math, and communication to reflect the development of the whole child. Frankie Lemmon School is unique in its focus on communication skills and personal independence. It has pioneered a teaching program that utilizes a combination of verbalizations, signs, pictures, symbols, and voice output devices to support children’s communication development. In fact, the school was a leader in the area in adoption of sign language, which enhances children’s ability to communicate while developing verbal skills.

Frankie Lemmon School will have openings for the NC Pre-K program this upcoming school year!

NCPK is a program through Wake Smart Start that pays the tuition for children to attend our preschool program to help get them ready for kindergarten – an amazing opportunity to be in a classroom with some phenomenal teachers!

If you have a child who will be 4 years old by August 31st, apply online & be sure to note that you want Frankie Lemmon School as your placement.

Please share with family, friends, and neighbors who may be interested!

MORE INFO & APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS HERE: https://form.jotform.com/221985356441158

Family Support

Family School Partnership Days, parent workshops, parent teacher conferences, individual case management, home visits, and school wide celebrations are some of the opportunities we offer to help support families.

Therapy and Enrichment Programs

Full-time speech and occupational therapists are on staff and additional therpists are contracted to provide physical therapies. Enrichment activities such as music therapy, movement class, and pet therapy are offered to all students.


Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided during the school day at no cost to families. We partner with the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Farm to Childcare initiative to offer fresh and local menu items to our students.

Total Communication

All staff members are trained in using Total Communication – sign language, visuals, verbal, and augmentative – to support the development of language, literacy, and communication skills. All classrooms are equipped with iPads, a SMART Board, and other assistive technology.

1 Teacher : 6 Students

The teacher-to-student ratio at Frankie Lemmon School is 1 teacher for every 6 students or lower. This allows optimal focus on the needs of each child.

Highly Qualified, Licensed Teachers

A Birth-Kindergarten certified teacher and teacher assistant collaberates to lead each classroom. Most of our teachers hold a Master’s in Education, and further support is provided by part-time assistants and groups of generous, caring volunteers.


Private Tuition

Frankie Lemmon School is a National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited, 5-star child development center that offers an inclusive preschool environment for young children to grow and become prepared for kindergarten. 

Wake County Schools

WCPSS places children into our school who have an Individualized Education Plan to support their development. 

Contact: 919-431-7700 | wcpss.net 

NC Pre-K/Smart Start

NC Pre-K/Smart Start places children who are accessing preschool to become prepared for kindergarten. 

Contact: 919-851-9550 | wakesmartstart.org 


The families of the children enrolled in our school pay a supported tuition through the voucher program. 

Contact: 919-212-7000 | ncchildcare.ncdhhs.gov 

Transition to Kindergarten 

This program offers children and their families an option to build skills and independence for an extra year between preschool and kindergarten. 

Research shows that children who receive a high-quality early childhood experience:

  • Achieve more and are engaged learners who actively participate in school
  • Lead healthier lives & develop a stronger sense of self
  • Become effective members of their communities
  • Are more confident, independent and successful adults