Knapp School and Yeshiva

We provide a holistic, educational experience for students who've struggled in traditional learning environments.
Each student is given a therapeutic treatment team that helps address their academic, behavioral and social/emotional deficits.
Class sizes are small and the staff to student ratio is 3:1, helping to facilitate strong staff-student relationships.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedSpecial Education diagnosis that fall into SLD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and more
Year Founded1963
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer programming costs are included in public tuition
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students120 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Knapp School and Yeshiva Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size9 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesStudents who are publicly tuitioned attend Knapp School and Yeshiva for free. Private student tuition can vary depending on the type of program. It costs $50,000+ annually for a child to attend, but there can be flexibility on the cost depending on each family's situation.
Admissions DirectorOrli Ginsburg
Admissions AssociateAllison Stevens


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, BowlingBasketballBowling,

School Notes

  • To be considered for the Knapp School and Yeshiva, students must have an IEP with a therapeutic placement or (if privately placed) have recently completed Psychological Testing.  Once an official referral has been made, an assessment of fit by the Admissions Team begins.  Additionally, ISBE has approved the Knapp School and Yeshiva to serve students with primary or secondary IEP classifications of Emotional Disturbance (ED), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Autism, Intellectual Disability (ID), Traumatic Brain Injury, and Other Health Impairment (OHI).   
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