Minnick Schools - Harrisonburg

Tel: (540)437-1814
  • Guiding Principles: These principles form the foundation of our organization.
  • They represent the best of what we aspire to in leadership, service delivery, policy, procedures, planning, work, and life.
  • *Abundance *Relationships *Person-Centered *Shared Ownership *Stewardship Minnick Schools, a service division of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, are not-for-profit proprietary day schools, licensed by the Virginia Department of Education.
  • Minnick Schools partner closely with local school divisions and community agencies to provide academic and behavioral instruction for children ages 5 through age 22 who are not succeeding in a traditional public school setting.
  • Counseling services and specially designed programs round out our services, which assit students in their transition back to public school or the most appropriate setting.
  • Minnick Schools are individually accredited by or are a member if the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF).

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedEmotional Disabilities, Behavioral Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, OHI
Year Founded2009

Student Body

Total Students43 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeMinnick Schools - Harrisonburg Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants and collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Our schools offer a curriculum that is based on the Virginia Standards of Learning in a unique and nurturing environment. Instructional staff implement research-based, student-centered strategies that focus on teaching student to self-regulate problem behaviors and increase successful learning behaviors. *Individualized Instruction
  • *Waterford Reading, Math, and Science-Waterford Institute
  • *SuccessMaker
  • *Gradpoint, a Pearson online program offering courses for students grades 6-12
  • *Instruction on pragmatic social skills
  • *Functional life skills program
  • *Specialized classes
  • *Counseling services
  • *Transition services
  • *Community-Based Instruction
  • *Community-Supported Employment
  • *Job Coaching
  • *Extended School Year Program
  • *School wide positive behavior support
  • *Board-Certified Behavior Analyst

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  • Harrisonburg
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  • Harrisonburg
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    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540)432-6111
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  • Harrisonburg
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    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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  • Harrisonburg
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    Grades: NS-K | 43 students
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    1.1NS-K
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