Little Keswick School

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  • Little Keswick School has been serving boys with moderately severe social/emotional challenges and learning disabilities for 53 years.
  • Our small therapeutic school provides warm and nurturing relationships, intensive clinical intervention, and individualized education to 34 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 to three years of emersion in our therapeutic community to attain the gains necessary for a successful transition.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Grades Offered Grades 4-11
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported all
Year Founded 1963

Student Body

Total Students 34 students
Student Body Type All-boys

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)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $111,028
Tuition Notes $111,028 per year Optional services include Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Art Therapy
Admissions Director Terry Columbus, M.Ed.

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, SwimmingBasketballSoccer,
Swimming

School Notes

  • Boys accepted usually carry a combination of the following or related diagnoses: Attention Deficit or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Specified Learning Disabilities, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette's Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Pervasive Developmental 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: 07/28/2015

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