Mekor HaChinuch is a remarkable institution that services the hundreds of elementary school students whose learning challenges prevent them from thriving in a mainstream classroom setting. Founded and guided by the renowned Mrs. Lea Schlesinger, M.S. Special Ed., Mekor Hachinuch’s outstanding team of devoted supervisors, therapists, and educators nurtures each child’s growth developing their latent abilities and eventually enabling them to successfully mainstream. Mekor Hachinuch’s self-contained classrooms operate almost invisibly within the framework of Lakewood’s yeshivos and girls schools, ensuring utmost discretion and virtually eliminating stigma. Currently more than 150 children are enrolled in 17 classes at Mekor Hachinuch.


About Us

Hosting Schools

Personalized Attention

Mekor Hachinuch's teachers are well trained to provide individualized attention to address each child's specific issue, be it academic, behavioral or other.

A Team Effort

Parents and educators in the Mekor Hachinuch system all are jointly involved and dedicated to the success of their students.  Working hand in hand, these children grow and thrive.

Participating Schools

Customized Lessons

Mekor Hachinuch customizes lessons based on each child's personal challenge. The classes are small; and are further divided into smaller groups to enforce the lessons.

  • ​​Bais Faiga
  • Bnos Bracha
  • Bnos Orchos Chaim
  • Bnos Penina
  • Bnos Yaakov
  • ​Tiferes Bais Yaakov
  • Lakewood Cheder
  • Orchos Chaim
  • Shaagas Aryeh
  • Toras Aharon
  • ​Yeshiva Ketana
  • Ateres Tziporah
  • Bais Faiga
  • Bais Rivka  Rochel
  • Bais Rochel
  • Bais Shaindel
  • Bais Tova
  • Bais Yaakov
  • Bnos Bracha
  • Bnos Devorah
  • Bnos Esther Malka
  • Bnos Melech
  • Bnos Orchos Chaim
  • Bnos Rivka
  • Bnot Yisroel
  • Bnos Yaakov
  • Tiferes Bais Yaakov
  • ​Tiferes Chaya
  • Bais Hatorah
  • Bais Reuven Kaminetz
  • Lakewood Cheder
  • Cheder B'nei Torah
  • Kol Torah
  • Masoros Avos
  • Ohr Hatorah
  • Ohr Yehuda
  • Orchos Chaim
  • Ohr Elchonon
  • Ohr Yehuda
  • Satmar
  • Shaagas Aryeh
  • Tashbar
  • TT Bais Avrohom
  • Toras Aharon
  • Toras Emes
  • Yeshiva Ketana
  • ​YTT