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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 120 students
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Special Education diagnosis that fall into SLD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and more
Year Founded
1963
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer programming costs are included in public tuition
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
120 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Knapp School and Yeshiva Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size
9 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Students 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 Director
Orli Ginsburg
Admissions Associate
Allison Stevens

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 120 students
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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