The Day School takes great pleasure in welcoming new students and their families to our school. We believe that each child’s experience here will be pleasant and rewarding.
Students enrolled in The Day School are generally referred by their school districts and, if enrolled, are considered dually enrolled in both our school and their district.
Throughout a student’s stay with us, the parents and the school district remain involved through the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Meetings, conversations with teachers and therapists, written reports and informal information regarding school activities are provided on a regular basis by our classroom staff.
Because all students learn differently, we design appropriate, individualized programs for them. We want every student to reach his or her potential for self-sufficiency and independence, and we want each student to be prepared to assume his place as a productive member of society. Our program contains short- and long-term educational goals that are regularly reviewed by The Day School staff as well as by parents and school district representatives.
We also believe that parent involvement is a very important element of the total program. We schedule the annual IEP meeting with parents, arrange other meetings requested by families whenever possible and encourage families to participate in the Parent-Teacher Organization.
The school year for students is 180 days long, runs from September to June, and is divided into two semesters. The first semester ends at the start of winter break and the second semester ends on the last day of the regular school year at The Day School. On holidays, there is no school for either students or faculty. On in-service days, only students are off. Each family is provided with a Day School calendar. The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
As a leader among schools for special education, The Day School offers a multitude of specialized services — from functional feeding programs to leading-edge academic and support services.