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    The Benedictine School


    • Listing Type: Private Schools
    • Residency: Residential
    • Type: Special Needs
    • Grades Offered: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Country: United States
    • Enrollment: 260
    • Percent Boarding: 100
    • Special Needs Served: Autism Spectrum, Other Developmental Disability
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    The Benedictine School for Exceptional Children, Inc., known as The Benedictine School, is a year round co-ed day and residential school for individuals ages 5-21 with intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, and autism.

    The Basic Program serves students with intellectual disabilities, autism, or multiple disabilities by offering individualized instruction and programming, modified curriculum and materials, and a high staff-student ratio. Benedictine provides a multi-disciplinary approach with regular communication and collaboration amongst all team members _ school, residential, therapists, family, local school systems and placing agencies. The mission of The Benedictine School is to assist individuals with disabilities in becoming as independent or semi-independent as possible; to make wise use of leisure time; and to live and work in a community setting.

    These goals are achieved through educational, social, and vocational tasks. Services are provided in a highly structured, highly supervised educational and residential setting. Environmental structuring of physical spaces is provided to maintain safety and includes study carrels, quiet areas, and sensory rooms, on-site therapeutic supports to assist students with behavioral management and crisis intervention are integral parts of our program. Small class sizes and a high staff-student ratio (1:3) is provided.