As the parents or caregivers of a school-age child with intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities or autism, you have no doubt faced exhaustion and frustration as you have advocated for the educational experience that specifically addresses your child’s needs. You realize that the appropriate education for your child is one that embraces the whole child, one that provides a truly special education, helping your child achieve his or her greatest potential, preparing them for a productive, full, and quality adult life. A truly appropriate special education transforms the life of each student. For your child that appropriate program may be The Benedictine School, either through its residential school or day program.
The Benedictine School Admissions Department understands that a residential school placement is a difficult decision. We realize that having your child with disabilities go away to school can be highly emotional. Leaving home for a residential school is about giving your child a wide variety of opportunities for life-changing experiences.
We invite you to tour our school campus and discuss how The Benedictine School programs and staff can provide a more enriching opportunity for your child. We will guide you through our admissions process which begins with collecting your child’s educational and medical records and completing an admissions application. Click here to download application. You can contact our Admissions Department to request our information packet which includes our full admissions policy and list of required information.
Once your child’s records and application have been received and reviewed, if we believe we may have an appropriate program for your child, we will schedule an observation or interview of your child. If accepted, a parent/staff team meeting will be scheduled prior to admission.