• Great Circle offers educational programming for students who have severe emotional and behavioral challenges, communication disorders, cognitive delays, or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Education services are provided by certified Special Education and/or General Education teachers, teacher’s assistants and licensed clinical therapists. The educational staff works collaboratively to restore hope where it is most needed by providing education and treatment to students and their families. Individualized plans are designed and maintained to help students meet their educational and psychosocial goals, ensuring short term progress and lifelong resiliency. Students are able to learn in an environment that includes a low staff to student ratio; individualized evidence based instructional practices; an accredited curriculum and intensive therapeutic services. Educational services at Great Circle are accredited or approved by the following entities: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS) and AdvancEd.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedIndividualized educational programming
Year Founded1834
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students226 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Ecc-childhaven Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(varies according to school program)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$24,100
Tuition NotesVaries according to school program student enrolls in.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMaggie Aubuchon
Admissions AssociateKelly McCrary

School Notes

Great Circle schools strive to help children improve the way they function in the school environment and in society through a low student-to-staff ratio and individualized instruction. The professional staff of certified special education teachers, teachers' assistants and licensed clinical therapists work together to provide education and treatment to students and their families.

Services include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Nursing, psychiatric, medical, psychosocial and educational evaluation and consultation
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Social skills and life skills training
  • Tutoring
  • Parent education
  • Respite Care
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