Guiding Hands School

4900 Windplay Drive
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-0957
Tel: (916)939-0553
Grades: NS-12 | 171 students
With a motto "Acceptance Of All, Exclusion Of None", Guiding Hands is a non-public school serving students with special needs from preschool through 12th grade, ages 2-19.
Certified by the California Department of Education and fully accredited K-12 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), students can graduate with a high school diploma.
Students are taught by credentialed teachers in academically-based classrooms with a maximum of 15 students per class.
Staff to student ratio is 1:5.
Students are privately or district-placed.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported All
Year Founded 1993

Student Body

Total Students 171 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Guiding Hands School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 11 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes:

Supports and services focus on educating the whole child

  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Guidance Counseling
  • School Psychologist
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Before & After School Care (licensed by Community Care Licensing)
  • Teen Center
  • Hot Lunch Program
  • Transportation Option

Profile last updated: 08/24/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Folsom Private School (5.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Golden Hills School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Golden Hills School (0.1 miles away)
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