- Rush Day School, founded in 1967, is a not-for-profit therapeutic school offering education and treatment for autism spectrum and emotionally disabled children ages six to fourteen.
- Some of the children may also have another neurologically based disorder, a learning disability or a speech and language disorder that require clinical and educational intervention.
- The goal for each student is to return to a less restrictive school environment.
- The majority of our students return to a public or private school in regular education with support.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other school association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades 1-8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||30 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||5 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||8 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Tuition Notes||2016-2017 rate - $346.13 a day from time of enrollment and can change yearly due to State Regulations. No financial aid available.|
- Some highlights of the Rush Day School include:
- A strong academic program. Curriculum is aligned with the Illinois State Standards and a child's home school district.
- Certified special education teachers provide individualized and group academic instruction in classrooms of up to eight students. A resource teacher provides additional support for individual students both inside and outside of all classrooms as needed.
- Psychiatric nurses design individualized behavior management plans for each student. They collaborate with child psychiatrists and other physicians regarding diagnosis, medication monitoring and reduction of symptoms.
- Intensive therapeutic services including individual and family therapy, group therapy with an emphasis on social skills development, and parent groups are provided by a professional and experienced clinical team. This includes a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social workers, and advanced practice nurses.
- A full-time occupational therapist meets individually with children who require services based on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and consults with the classroom teams. A focus for treatment may include sensory integration.
- We offer art therapy and a wide range of other art programs including music, drama, improvisation and photography as part of a fine arts curriculum.
- A learning disabilities specialist and board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist provide weekly consultations.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
ChicagoGrades: 2-9 | 30 students
1912 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60643
ChicagoGrades: K-12 | 47 students
520 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
ChicagoGrades: 1-12 | 131 students
3110 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Arlington HeightsGrades: 2-8 | 17 students
2525 E Oakton St
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
ChicagoGrades: 1-8 | 56 students
6254 S. Ellis
Chicago, IL 60637
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