Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School

6245 S. Ingleside Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773)420-2900
  • The Orthogenic School is a coeducational residential treatment program for children and adolescents in need of support for behavioral or emotional issues.
  • It provides young people, ages five to twenty, with a therapeutic and educational environment that recognizes their strengths and needs, while challenging them to grow by achieving important developmental and behavioral outcomes.
  • Our mission is to provide the highest quality individual care, treatment, and education to troubled children and youth, and their families while serving as an internationally recognized model for research, training, and professional practice.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
Year Founded1912

Student Body

Total Students72 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeSonia Shankman Orthogenic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size9 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorKristin Friesen, LCSW
Admissions AssociateNorman Ostrum
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