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).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 43 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Emotional Disabilities, Behavioral Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, OHI
Year Founded
2009
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
43 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Minnick Schools - Harrisonburg Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki pants and collared shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / 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
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 43 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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