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Esperanza School is a private, therapeutic day school that addresses the educational and developmental needs of students age 5-21 with mild to severe developmental disabilities, including emotional and/or behavioral disorders, intellectual delays, cognitive impairment, Autism, and other conditions.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 49 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Esperanza Therapeutic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild to severe developmental disabilities, including emotional and/or behavioral disorders, intellectual delays, cognitive impairment, Autism, and other conditions.
Year Founded
1969
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
49 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
96%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Esperanza Therapeutic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
27%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Stephanie Ong

School Notes

  • At Esperanza School, students learn and grow in a supportive environment, and individualized attention helps each reach his or her academic and developmental goals. Through individualized educational plans (IEPs), life skills, vocational training, and the arts, students are reaching their academic, developmental, and social goals.
  • We partner closely with parents and guardians at every step of their child’s education. From the referral and enrollment process through planning for life beyond Esperanza School, our multidisciplinary team that includes teachers, social workers, transition specialists, nurses and speech therapist collaborate with parents to determine student goals and the paths to reach them.  Students are supported to make independent choices and pursue their interests to the extent possible. Students enjoy art, music, and theater, and all have access to a nurse, speech therapist, and social workers.
  • Our small class sizes facilitate the high level of personal attention that all of our students receive. Like all of our programs,Esperanza School provides bilingual (English and Spanish) services to both students and parents to meet the diverse needs of the families we serve. Door-to-door transportation is provided.
  • Esperanza School is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and Education and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 49 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $9,805 for elementary schools and $16,882 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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