Benhaven School

125 N Plains Industrial Rd,
Wallingford, CT, 06492-0651
Tel: (203)793-1905
Benhaven was founded in 1967 by Amy Lettick, a teacher and mother of an autistic child.
Originally a day school, Benhaven was conceived to serve children whose handicaps were preventing them from receiving an appropriate education in existing public and private schools.
As community needs emerged over the next ten years, Benhaven also evolved to provide the services that they needed.
Residential services, vocational training, and adult day programs were added over this period.
In the course of working intensively with a small group of individuals, Benhaven developed a unique and specific expertise in working with autism.
Benhaven also developed a heightened awareness for some of the issues that were impacting services for this population in the community at large.
Benhaven’s mission is to enable people with autism and pervasive developmental disorders to participate in community life, exercise productive control over their own lives, have meaningful relationships and associations, be gainfully employed, and experience happiness and personal satisfaction.
Benhaven’s mission is to enable people with autism and pervasive developmental disorders to participate in community life, exercise productive control over their own lives, have meaningful relationships and associations, be gainfully employed, and experience happiness and personal satisfaction.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 1 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 34 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Benhaven School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Choate Rosemary Hall (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is High Road Student Learning Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Heritage Baptist Academy (2 miles away)
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  • Wallingford High Road Student Learning Center
    Special Education School
    29 Village Lane
    Wallingford , CT , 06492
    (203)284-0441
    Special Education School
    0.8  mi  |  49  students  |  Gr.  1-8
  • Wallingford
    Choate Rosemary Hall
    333 Christian Street
    Wallingford , CT , 06492
    (203)697-2239
    1.6  mi  |  864  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Wallingford
    Holy Trinity School
    (Roman Catholic)
    11 N Whittlesey Ave
    Wallingford , CT , 06492
    (203)269-4476
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.7  mi  |  210  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Wallingford
    Building Blocks Learning Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    911 N Farms Rd
    Wallingford , CT , 06492
    (203)269-2266
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.8  mi  |  65  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Wallingford
    Wallingford Family YMCA All Day Kindergarten
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    16 Wallace Street
    Wallingford , CT , 06492
    (203)284-5328
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.9  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  K

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