Children's Institute For Learning Differences (CHILD)

2640 Benson Road S
Renton, WA 98055-0980
Tel: (425)336-4070
Grades: K-12 | 49 students
We help children move from feeling despair to feeling hopeful and skilled.
We help children move from feeling despair to feeling hopeful and skilled.
CHILD is an accredited, therapeutic day-school designed for students 5-15, and a pediatric therapy clinic. CHILD serves students with emotional, social and behavioral challenges that are placed privately by parents or in partnership with school districts.
CHILD Developmental Therapy Services clinic provides early intervention OT, speech/language and mental health counseling services for children ages 3-18.  CHILD's classrooms are made up of 5 to 8 students, with a typical student to teacher ratio of 2:1.
Since 1977, CHILD has focused on identifying barriers and developing solutions for children most vulnerable to failure in school, at home and in life.
We provide innovative full-day academic programs coupled with developmental therapy services that promote social, emotional and academic growth for children with special needs.
CHILD creates the probability of re-entry into public school within one to three years, generating success at school, at home and in life.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Sensory processing, Autism, language, developmental delays, cognitive, emotional, social, behavioral, attention
Year Founded 1977

Student Body

Total Students 49 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Children's Institute For Learning Differences (CHILD) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes We work with students placed by parents or in partnership with 20 school districts in the Puget Sound region.

School Notes:

  • CHILD is a regional specialty school for children with emotional, social and behavioral challenges. Since 1977, we have successfully educated children with a range of conditions that interfere with learning including: Sensory Processing Disorders, Behavioral difficulties, Inability to self-regulate, Anxiety, Impulsivity, Disorganization, Communication deficits and Inflexible thinking.
  • In addition to academics and integrated therapeutic supports, CHILD specializes in teaching self-regulation, social emotional learning skills and coping tools to children with special needs.
  • “At CHILD, for the first time, I found answers to questions, solutions for problems and hope never-ending for helping my son.”  - MHL, Parent
  • Small class size and very low student to teacher ratio ensures focused instruction. Classroom lessons and integrated mental health supports are customized based on your child’s strengths and challenges. Individualized instruction builds lagging skills to work through challenging behavior, so your child can learn, grow and succeed.
  • Why Choose CHILD? Using an empathy-based approach with your child we repair trust, boost self-esteem and practice skills. We help your child grow beyond the struggles that block their readiness for learning and to connect with their world.
  • We think our students are a different kind of gifted and we nurture those precious gifts every day.
  • "I am amazed daily how well he is doing, how caring and compassionate staff are, and how much he LOVES going to school each day!"
  • ~M.S., Parent
  • We invite you to schedule a tour to visit our campus or contact us to inquire about Admissions.
  • Your child can succeed in school. We can help.

Profile last updated: 04/18/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is New Horizon School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Family Circle (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Family Circle (0.6 miles away)
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    Grades: PK-K | 60 students
    0.6 miles
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    Renton, WA 98055
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    Montessori School
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    0.9 miles
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    Renton, WA 98058
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    Renton II KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.9 miles
    11010 S.E. Petrovitsky
    Renton, WA 98055
  • Renton
    New Horizon School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12
    1 miles
    1111 S Carr Road
    Renton, WA 98055
  • Renton
    King Of Kings Lutheran Preschool And Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-K | 90 students
    1.2 miles
    18207 108th Ave Se
    Renton, WA 98055

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