Lighted Way Association Inc

  • Lighted Way Association Inc serves 37 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The student:teacher of Lighted Way Association Inc is 7:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAutism, OHI, TBI, DD, Multiple Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities
Year Founded1957
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesExtended School Year is included in the I.E.P., if appropriate, 20 days, tuition paid by home resident school district.

Student Body

Total Students37 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Lighted Way Association Inc Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition is paid by the home resident school district per a daily rate set by the Illinois State Board of Education Purchase Care Review Board.
Admissions DirectorJessica Kreiser

School Notes

  • Lighted Way Association, Inc. Children`s Developmental Center is a not-for-profit organization under 501(c)(3). The affairs of the corporation are governed by a Board of Directors composed of dedicated citizens who serve without compensation.The school`s staff includes the Executive Director, certified special education teachers, licensed and/or registered physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, music therapists, paraprofessionals, administrative assistant.Lighted Way is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Operating expenses of Lighted Way are funded by tuition from public schools, United Way of Illinois Valley, contributions, memorials and bequests. Capital improvements and expenses are made possible by contributions, memorial gifts, bequests, and fundraising events by clubs and organizations. Donations may be tax deductible.It is the mission of Lighted Way to value each student as an individual capable of personal growth and development in reaching his/her highest potential cognitively, emotionally, physically, and socially.  Lighted Way strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Quality of life is improved by empowering students to make choices, thereby giving them some control over their environment. Lighted Way strives to integrate students into their community and to help students form social relationships. All students are treated with dignity, regardless of their ability level.

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