Little Keswick School has been serving boys with moderately severe social/emotional challenges and learning disabilities for 58 years. Our small therapeutic school provides warm and nurturing relationships, intensive clinical intervention, and individualized education to 35 boys in a highly structured environment that ensures that they develop successfully.
We encourage family involvement so that students may carry over positive behavior to the home environment as well as that of the community to which the student is intended to return.
Boys between ten and fifteen years of age are admitted from throughout the country, to work on issues related to executive functioning, social and relationship challenges (neuro-developmental, dynamic, or experiential in nature), collaboration, personal competence, and learning issues. Intellectual levels of our students range from low-average to superior.
Depending on their continuing clinical and educational needs, students may stay through their seventeenth year, with most requiring two years of immersion in our therapeutic community to attain the gains necessary for a successful transition.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 35 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $146,180
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 4-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
all
Year Founded
1963
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
35 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
7 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(khaki pants, collared shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is year round (including summer) not including realted services which include Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Art Therapy.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer is part of the school year and required for all students.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$25,000
Admissions Director
Melissa Dagitz
Admissions Associate
Tom Rigg

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Class, Boy Scouts, Camping, Canoeing, Disc Golf, Fishing, Gardening and more., Hiking, Horseback Riding, Wood Shop

School Notes

  • Boys accepted usually carry a combination of the following or related diagnoses: Attention Deficit or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette's Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. The school does not accept severely emotionally disturbed children who have been in conflict with the law, have a drug abuse history, or who have sustained patterns of physical aggression. Our boys tend to be gentler and less sophisticated or worldly. Our students participate in individual, group and family therapies provided by our therapists. We have two experienced Ph.D. level Psychologists, as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and our Consulting Child Psychiatrist, who also manages pharmacology for all of the students. Individual, integrated, and group occupational therapy, integrated speech and communications therapy, and art therapy are optional services. A five week summer session is required for all students. A wide array of residential activities are offered, including: horseback riding, woodshop, Boy Scouts, climbing club, athletics, swimming, hiking, creative arts, and optional music instruction.
Profile last updated: 08/13/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 35 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $146,180
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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