I certainly would not recommend this school at all. They are not who they say they are. They proclaim to be a "therapeutic" school that focuses on self esteem and compassion, that's a total joke... If there so compassionate, and care so much about the students, tell me why a member of my child's IEP team thought it was more important to take a leisurely jog around the school, rather than attend my the IEP meeting? They did not like my child for some reason, and had every intention of getting rid of him, by writing him up for every insignificant move he made, might I add my son was an honor roll student.
Also, if your child is involved in an incident, the staff doesn't take the time to notify you right away, your lucky if your told about it 1-2 weeks after it happened. Horrible communication between staff and faculty.....
When we interviewed the school, one of the staff members boasted how he had a military background and had experience and was successful dealing with a multitude of kids in that school who had come in with complicated issues. Really? If that's the case why was my child out the door, without the common courtesy of being told why they no longer wanted him there.
This school grossly traumatized my child, now he thinks less of himself and has a hard time trusting anyone. They never prepared him for this, or took I to consideration how this would affect him mentally, and emotionally. This is a school who raves self esteem, and compassion.
So if your considering this school, best beware.. They'll come across very charming and compassionate, and make you think they are the ultimate answer to your child's problems. Don't believe them, don't get reeled in like we did. It's just a smoke screen to get you in the door, they are extremely pretentious, play favorites with the students, and if they don't like yours for whatever reason, they'll embellish all sorts of incidences just to get your child out the door....
In my opinion the entire staff and faculty needs to be re- trained in self esteem, compassion, patience, and dealing with kids that have complicated issues, because they are certainly lacking in these skills
PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK IF CONSIDERING THIS SCHOOL, AND KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPENED!