The Helix School is located in Mill Valley, CA, serving children with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder.
We nurture the capabilities of children with autism and autism-like developmental challenges in a dynamic, relationship-based, interdisciplinary educational setting.
Our integrated curriculum is tailored to our student`s developmental level, sensory processing differences, and emotional-regulatory needs.
At THS, we emphasize motivation-based, kinesthetic and sensory-based learning.
Our Integrated Curriculum includes speech and language, emotional regulation, sensory-motor skills in occupational therapy, life skills, math, language arts, science, social studies, art, drama and music.
Our teachers work on objectives in each key developmental and academic area, taking advantage of natural opportunities to incorporate goals into every activity. Generalization is a primary goal, ensuring that a child is able to meet a skill in multiple environments and with different communication partners before that goal is considered fully achieved.
All departments meet consistently to collaborate and foster the generalization of teaching strategies and learning. Parents also play an integral part in goal development and generalization through regular consultation and our home practice program.
Six Measurable Benchmarks: As a foundation for all learning, we teach our students to: 1. Develop self-awareness of their bodies, movements, feelings, and needs.
2. Self-regulate their behavior so they can function and socialize successfully.
3. Process language so they can communicate effectively throughout their lives.
4. Generalize what they learn so they can accelerate their progress and thrive in a wide range of daily situations.
5. Advocate effectively for themselves, so they can obtain the information and support they need, when they need it, regardless of the situation.
6. Learn life skills and ways to navigate their community.
Visit our website and see what makes THS so unique! .

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School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
5 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
4 weeks
Admissions Director
Liz Weldon

School Notes

  • Many programs call themselves integrated. And they are, to a point.  At The Helix School, we take integration to a whole new level.  And it turns out, a truly integrated curriculum is at the heart of your student's success. We work with the whole child. Cognitive, language, social-emotional, and sensory-motor systems need to function together to help students reach their full potential. We teach in small-group formats that support individual needs while allowing participation in larger groups as students become increasingly social.  
  • You know what they say, "Seeing IS believing."  Come in and see for yourself what makes The Helix School so special.  You'll get a feel for us and we can have a conversation about wheather or not your child would be a good fit here.
Profile last updated: 01/27/2021

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