Leeway School

  • The program stresses the development of internal controls and personal responsibility for one's behavior.
  • Normalcy is expected; competency is stressed. Teachers strive to become trusted people whose guidance, limit setting and criticism are eventually seen as nurturing, helpful and supportive.
  • They work to build the self-esteem and improve the self-image of students.
  • Teachers provide direction, orchestrating activities and discussions which encourage exploration and experimentation.
  • Our program provides weekly individual counseling to all students. Speech therapy is available when needed.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12

Student Body

Total Students101 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
97%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeLeeway School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Berkeley
    La Cheim School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 55 students
    349.8 miles
    41 Bolivar Drive
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510)649-1177
    349.8 4-12
    55
  • Berkeley
    Spectrum Center Schs (5 Campuses)
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5
    347.8 miles
    2855 Telegraph Ave. Suite 312
    Berkeley, CA 94705
    (510)845-1321
    347.8 5
    n/a
  • Canoga Park
    Coutin School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 8-12 | 40 students
    28.4 miles
    7119 Owensmouth Avenue
    Canoga Park, CA 91303
    (818)992-0301
    28.4 8-12
    40
  • Chula Vista
    Advocate School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 12 students
    119.3 miles
    900 Paseo Del Rey
    Chula Vista, CA 91911
    (619)421-6900
    119.3 7-12
    12
  • Irvine
    Mardan School
    Mardan School Photo - Mardan School located in Woodbridge Village in the City of Irvine serves students in grades K - 12 with learning or social difficulties. Mardan 's therapeutic program benefits children with a wide range of disabilities. Students can be placed privately or by a school district if an IEP team determines that it can't meet the child's needs.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 64 students
    34.8 miles
    1 Osborn
    Irvine, CA 92604
    (949)733-1500
    34.8 1-12
    64

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