Milestones Day School

  • Milestones is an approved and accredited year-round private day school serving students from age 7 through age 22.
  • Milestones runs 12 months/216 days per year. Our hours during the school year are 8:30-3pm M-F and during the summer we run 8:30-3pm M-Th & 8:30-12 F. We have the same staff and students throughout the year.
  • Students in our wheelhouse: Milestones` expertise is educating students with disabilities that may affect social communication, executive functioning, sensory processing coping skills, emotional regulation, and academic achievement due to co-occurring learning and therapeutic disabilities. Many of our students are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Some students have co-occurring challenges such as anxiety, mental health concerns, or specific learning disabilities. These challenges often impact students` abilities to access both their education and therapeutic functioning. Through Milestones` cohesive and comprehensive instruction with explicit and embedded lessons, students are able to achieve goals and increase their confidence. Our multidisciplinary team strives to lead students to self-discovery and empowering the, to become confident, engaged learners and self-determined community members. Our students often experience true peer friendships tor the first time.
  • Milestones` program uses a developmental-based philosophy to understand children. We believe our students don`t have "behaviors" but rather are missing developmental skills. Milestones helps students by teaching those critical skills to enable true growth that generalizes beyond the walls of our school.
  • We have a strong parent-partnership program where parents and staff work in collaboration to help students achieve goals.
  • We offer an intensive therapeutic approach with daily instruction on social skills, coping and sensory skills, executive functioning, emotional development, and self-esteem. Our therapeutic programming is provided side-by-side with our rigorous academic curriculum.
  • Milestones also offers an innovative transitions program for students age 16-22. Students who are of transition age participate in internships where they gain valuable work experience and some of our students also participate in dual enrollment where they attend college with support during school hours.
  • We have a rolling admission and tours of our facility are given weekly.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 3-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Language-based LD
Year Founded1994
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students80 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size5 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(no dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorSarah Folk

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
D&D, Social Skills

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sports Club

School Notes

  • Milestones is an approved and accredited year-round private day school serving students from age 7 through age 22. Milestones runs 12 months/216 days per year.  Our hours during the school year are 8:30-3pm M-F and during the summer we run 8:30-3pm M-Th & 8:30-12 F.  We have the same staff and students throughout the year.Students in our wheelhouse:  Milestones` expertise is educating students with disabilities that may affect social communication, executive functioning, sensory processing coping skills, emotional regulation, and academic achievement due to co-occurring learning and therapeutic disabilities.  Many of our students are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Some students have co-occurring challenges such as anxiety, mental health concerns, or specific learning disabilities.  These challenges often impact students` abilities to access both their education and therapeutic functioning.  Through Milestones` cohesive and comprehensive instruction with explicit and embedded lessons, students are able to achieve goals and increase their confidence.  Our multidisciplinary team strives to lead students to self-discovery and empowering the, to become confident, engaged learners and self-determined community members.  Our students often experience true peer friendships tor the first time.  Milestones` program uses a developmental-based philosophy to understand children.  We believe our students don`t have "behaviors" but rather are missing developmental skills. Milestones helps students by teaching those critical skills to enable true growth that generalizes beyond the walls of our school.We have a strong parent-partnership program where parents and staff work in collaboration to help students achieve goals.We offer an intensive therapeutic approach with daily instruction on social skills, coping and sensory skills, executive functioning, emotional development, and self-esteem.  Our therapeutic programming is provided side-by-side with our rigorous academic curriculum.Milestones also offers an innovative transitions program for students age 16-22.  Students who are of transition age participate in internships where they gain valuable work experience and some of our students also participate in dual enrollment where they attend college with support during school hours.   We have a rolling admission and tours of our facility are given weekly. 

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