Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School
This preschool-1st grade program is for children, ages 3-10, with high-functioning autism, attachment disorders, developmental and processing delays, as well as learning and emotional difficulties. The developmental, relationship-based treatment approach is accomplished through a combination of educational, sensory-motor, communication, and family systems interventions. In addition to academics the school program includes art, music, movement, and yoga.Children attend school five days per week, in small language-rich classes, with a 1:2 staff to student ratio and a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of special education teachers and therapists. We have a wrap around approach, with a foundation in relationship building and respect for the individual growth of each child, that seeks to provide our families with many therapeutic services within their school day, as well as support in locating resources outside of our agency as needed. To that end, all parents participate in family therapy, as well as a weekly parent group. School-based occupational and speech and language services are also provided by licensed therapists as needed. And, when children are ready they are included in our twice-weekly social skills program.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Top Ranked CA School
- School Type: Special Education School
- Grades: Nursery/Preschool-1
- Enrollment: 12 students
- Yearly Tuition: $34,000
- Average class size: 6 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Learning Difference Programs
Summer School Offered
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Some students are funded through school contracts.
Jaclyn Zeccola, PhD
- Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School is a program for highly motivated families interested in working collaboratively with a large multidisciplinary team.
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School cost?
Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School's tuition is approximately $34,000 for private students.
What is Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School's ranking?
Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School?
The application deadline for Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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