Rush Day School

Tel: (312)942-6627
Grades: 1-8 | 30 students
  • Rush Day School, founded in 1967, is a not-for-profit therapeutic school offering education and treatment for autism spectrum and emotionally disabled children ages six to fourteen.
  • Some of the children may also have another neurologically based disorder, a learning disability or a speech and language disorder that require clinical and educational intervention.
  • The goal for each student is to return to a less restrictive school environment.
  • The majority of our students return to a public or private school in regular education with support.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 1-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1967

Student Body

Total Students 30 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Rush Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes 2016-2017 rate - $346.13 a day from time of enrollment and can change yearly due to State Regulations. No financial aid available.

School Notes

  • Some highlights of the Rush Day School include:
  • A strong academic program. Curriculum is aligned with the Illinois State Standards and a child's home school district.
  • Certified special education teachers provide individualized and group academic instruction in classrooms of up to eight students. A resource teacher provides additional support for individual students both inside and outside of all classrooms as needed.
  • Psychiatric nurses design individualized behavior management plans for each student. They collaborate with child psychiatrists and other physicians regarding diagnosis, medication monitoring and reduction of symptoms.
  • Intensive therapeutic services including individual and family therapy, group therapy with an emphasis on social skills development, and parent groups are provided by a professional and experienced clinical team. This includes a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social workers, and advanced practice nurses.
  • A full-time occupational therapist meets individually with children who require services based on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and consults with the classroom teams. A focus for treatment may include sensory integration.
  • We offer art therapy and a wide range of other art programs including music, drama, improvisation and photography as part of a fine arts curriculum.
  • A learning disabilities specialist and board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist provide weekly consultations.
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