Children's Institute For Learning Differences (CHILD)

4030 86th Ave SE,
Mercer Island, WA, 98040-0980
Tel: (206)232-8680
Grades: K - 12 | 49 students
CHILD is an accredited, therapeutic day-school designed for students 5-17, and a developmental therapy clinic.
CHILD School 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 School classrooms are made up of 5 to 10 students, with a student to teacher ratio of no more than 4:1--often 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 associations(s) for exceptional children
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Autism, language, developmental, cognitive, sensory, emotional, social, behavioral, attention

Student Body

Total Students 49 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Children

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes We work with students placed by parents or in partnership with school districts.

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 05/07/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is American Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Monica Parish School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Monica Parish School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Mercer Island St. Monica Parish School
    (Roman Catholic)
    4320 87th Avenue Se
    Mercer Island , WA , 98040
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  268  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Mercer Island
    American Academy
    7834 Se 32nd St
    Mercer Island , WA , 98040
    0.7  mi  |  25  students  |  Gr.  1-12
  • Mercer Island
    Yellow Wood Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    9655 SE 36th Street, #101
    Mercer Island , WA , 98040
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.7  mi  |  225  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Mercer Island
    Early World Montessori
    Montessori School
    3027 80th Ave Se
    Mercer Island , WA , 98040
    Montessori School
    0.7  mi  |  71  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Mercer Island
    French American School Of Puget Sound
    Special Program Emphasis
    3795 East Mercer Way
    Mercer Island , WA , 98040
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.9  mi  |  395  students  |  Gr.  NS-8

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