Rush Day School
5.00 (1 review)
Tel: (312) 942-6627
- 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|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||28 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 31%
|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
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|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
- Chicago Grades: Inquire with school | 56 students
1912 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 881-1005 11.6 Inquire with school
- Chicago Grades: 1-12 | 49 students
520 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-6097 1.3 1-12
- Chicago Grades: 1-8 | 66 students
6254 S. Ellis
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 420-2550 7.6 1-8
- Chicago Grades: 1-12 | 93 students
3110 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 722-3097 1.2 1-12
- Arlington Heights Grades: K-12 | 93 students
2525 E Oakton St
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 803-1550 17 K-12
RDS has been a godsend for our 6 year old with ADHD and sensory issues. The staff is amazing and really does their best to find an individualized approach to each student and the best way to help them learn. I used to dread IEP meetings until working with this staff! The ideas they come up with for accommodations are fantastic. They also have therapy built in to the program, individual, group, and we go in for family therapy. Their occupational therapist is wonderful, too, she has helped so much with finding ways for our son to still be able to fidget and have his sensory needs met while also being able to stay in the classroom and not distract the other students. Seriously, I just can not say enough wonderful things about this place! I know if you`re looking into the school you`re likely going through a rough time, but know that your family will absolutely get what you need if you choose to transfer here.
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