Lighted Way Association Inc serves 41 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
The student:teacher of Lighted Way Association Inc is 8:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 41 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Autism, OHI, TBI, DD, Multiple Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
41 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Lighted Way Association Inc Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is paid by the home resident school district per a daily rate set by the Illinois State Board of Education Purchase Care Review Board.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Extended School Year is included in the I.E.P., if appropriate, 20 days, tuition paid by home resident school district.
Admissions Director
Jessica 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 and respect. 
Source: Verified school update

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The application deadline for Lighted Way Association Inc is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 41 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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