Rush Day School

2150 W Harrison St,
Chicago, IL, 60612-0606
Tel: (312)942-6627
Grades: 2 - 8 | 33 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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 2 - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1967

Student Body

Total Students 33 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 36%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Rush Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes $284.11 a day from time of enrollment, and can change yearly due to State Regulations.

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.
  • Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chicago Hope Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Children Of Peace School/st. C (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Children Of Peace School/st. C (0.3 miles away)
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  • Chicago Children Of Peace School/st. C
    (Roman Catholic)
    2187 West Bowler Street
    Chicago , IL , 60612
    (312)733-2812
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  169  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago
    Chicago Hope Academy
    (Christian)
    2189 W Bowler Street
    Chicago , IL , 60612
    (312)491-1600
    (Christian)
    0.3  mi  |  160  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chicago
    Children Of Peace School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1900 W Taylor St
    Chicago , IL , 60612
    (312)243-8186
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  147  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Chicago
    Children Of Peace
    (Roman Catholic)
    1900 W. Taylor
    Chicago , IL , 60638
    (312)421-6200
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  216  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Chicago
    Uic Children's Center-ii
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1919 W Taylor M/c 525
    Chicago , IL , 60612
    (312)413-5328
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.5  mi  |  43  students  |  Gr.  PK-K

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