Who We Serve
Our students are bright, creative, and curious children coming from 42 school districts located throughout Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Summit, and Wayne Counties.
How We Serve
Every child learns differently and because of that our certified intervention specialists collaborate with onsite therapists to assess and develop strategies that are tailored to each child’s learning style. Our team approach to whole-child learning combines the benefits of occupational, speech, art and music therapies with academics and social skill development. Because continuity is critical to a child’s academic success, our team of special education experts also work closely with our students' families to ensure they have the skills and knowledge needed for at-home-learning.
- Religion: 40% Catholic: 60% other, including those that attend Jewish, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian and non-denominational places of worship.
- Ethnicity: Our diverse student body is comprised of many ethnic cultures including African American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic, Multiracial and Native American.
- Financial Assistance: 100% of our students receive full or partial financial support through the Autism or Jon Peterson Scholarship Programs or financial aid through Julie Billiart Schools. Our aim is to serve students that would most benefit from our academic and social programs, regardless of their ability to pay.
- Types of Diagnoses Served: Our educational model is designed to best meet the academic and social needs of children with learning challenges and those that have been diagnosed with high functioning autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADD/ ADHD, expressive language delays, receptive language delays, written expression difficulties, anxiety disorders, and executive function deficits.
We have designed our schools and classrooms specifically for children who learn differently. Muted lighting, carpeted classrooms/hallways for noise reduction, alternative seating options, and limited visual distractions are just a few methods we use to create a flexible learning space where students are comfortable, safe, and better able to focus and stay on task. Other features of our learning environments include:
- Small class sizes; up to 12 students in grades K-2 with a maximum of 16 students in grades 3-8. High teacher-to-student ratio; 1:6 (K-2) and 1:8 (3-8).
- Each grade level utilizes one classroom for group instruction and a separate, smaller space for when students need more individualized attention.
- All classrooms provide interactive display board technology and students are equipped with Chromebooks for instruction and homework purposes.