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Notes for Prospective Students
The Frost School was created in 1976 to meet the needs of students
who are unable to succeed in standard educational settings because
of moderate to severe emotional disturbance.
By establishing a
comprehensive, integrated school and psychiatric treatment
approach, the program offers students and their families in the
Washington Metropolitan area an alternative to residential
The major goal of The Frost School is to permit
the student's continued home residence while working towards
re-entry into the regular education system, the working world,
post-high school training or college within one or two years.
philosophy of the Frost School begins with a concern for the
student as a whole person with many facets and many needs.
individual does not function in isolation.
The young person is
affected by a variety of forces, such as family, peer group,
school, and community.
His actions are not only self-impacting, but
affect other people as well, including parents, siblings, peers,
and the community in which he lives.
When the young person is
having problems at home, trouble may be manifested in the
When having difficulties with school or peers, trouble
may surface in the community or at home.
The common bond of this
entire interaction is the individual.
The degree of difficulty may
become so severe that the student can no longer function
successfully or acceptably in one of these environments.
most appropriate program is one which addresses every force and
influence in the student's life, and which helps the student
realize and change his/her negative impact on self and others.