School Without Suffering is an academic coaching practice specializing in helping learners who experience anxiety be happy and successful.

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Our Mission

Our missions is to help students feel and do better in school. We teach them to master their mindset, set their systems, and effectively execute so they can achieve their goals while cultivating health and happiness.

Our Why

  • 70% of teens say that anxiety and depression are a major problem among people their age in the community where they live. An additional 26% say it’s a minor problem.

    Pew Research Center, February 2019 “Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peers”

  • 61% of teens say they personally feel a lot of pressure to get good grades, and another 27% say they feel some pressure to do so.

    Pew Research Center, February 2019 “Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peers”

  • With an increased emphasis test scores, today's youth can feel pressure to succeed in ways previous generations did not. In 2016, 41% of incoming college freshmen said they feel "overwhelmed" by all they have to do, compared with 28% in 2000 and 18% in 1985.

    Higher Education Institute, 2016 "The American Freshman: Fifty-Year Trends 1966–2015"

At School Without Suffering, we want to fix this.

We believe that with the right tools and support, all students can thrive in school and in life.

Beyond improving grades and test scores, our mission is to provide life-long tools that learners can use to take control over their external and internal stressors, increase their self-efficacy, and fully realize their unique potential.
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Our Founder

Laura Fragomeni, Ed. M.

School Without Suffering was founded by Laura Fragomeni, a highly-qualified teacher and executive function coach. 

Over the course of her career, Laura has taught students in grades K-16+ in a wide variety of settings, including traditional public school, home school, private tutoring, and hospital school programs; and she's honed a compassionate, neuroscience-based approach to instruction and academic coaching that works. She started School Without Suffering to help students around the world be both successful and happy, because she believes that when students have the tools and supports that they need, they thrive. 


Master of Education in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, and Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from Emory University

Educational Therapist training from UC Riverside Extension

California Teaching Credential (clear) with English Learner Authorization

Background report available upon request

The Student Membership

The School Without Suffering Student Membership is an online support community for students who experience anxiety.

Using an empathetic neuroscience-based approach, we teach students to set themselves up for success and more calmly handle challenges that come their way. With reliable support over time, students maintain robust systems and routines to improve their academic performance and feel better doing it.
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