Safe Haven School

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Reading, Writing, Math, Executive Functioning
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
47 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Safe Haven School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
7 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sherry Smith
Admissions Associate
Holly Schaefer

School Notes

  • Safe Haven School is a therapeutic day school designed to meet the unique needs of children and youth with internalizing behaviors, defined as negative,
  • problematic behaviors directed toward the self. Children who exhibit these behaviors often experience severe anxiety, depression and fear, feelings that can be
  • exacerbated by the sights, sounds and social dynamics of a typical school setting.Their self-harm behaviors are often the result of physical or emotional trauma,
  • or symptoms of a range of underlying conditions including bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Aspergers  syndrome  and  other  psychosocial
  • disorders. With small classrooms, differentiated instruction, and a lovingly cultivated culture of support, community and respect, Safe Haven School offers a needed
  • alternative for students with internalizing behaviors. When given the emotional resources they need in a safe, calm and accepting environment, students are able to
  • develop the confidence and coping mechanisms they need to manage their negative emotions. Safe Haven School is not a permanent placement, but rather a
  • temporary environment where students can go to heal, learn, and develop skills and strategies for coping with their emotional and psychological challenges.

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Safe Haven has an atmosphere of kindness and acceptance. Students build self esteem and confidence as they learn to cope skills and make friends. It is a very nurturing environment.
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The average private school tuition in Lake County, IL is $11,568 for elementary schools and $22,567 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Lake County, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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