Villa Esperanza Services

  • Villa Esperanza Services School offers a comprehensive educational program serving students from 5 – 22 years old who have special needs associated with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
  • Individualized Educational Programs (IEP) outline each child’s specific goals with a comprehensive approach to education, consisting of collaborations between all services including: • Speech & Language Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Behavior Intervention • Music, Recreational & Art Therapists Villa's highly trained staff offers an individualized program for each student including instruction in social skills, communication, behavior, independent living skills and academics.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 2-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1961
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students59 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
83%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
87%
Average Class Size8 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,500
Tuition NotesBasic Education Programs : 5 – 22 years old $125.00 per diemSpeech: Individual (Pull-out or Classroom) $120.00 per hour Small Group $75.00 per hour Assessments and Evaluations $540.00Behavior Analysis and Intervention: Program Design an
Admissions DirectorCasey Gregg

School Notes

  • All classrooms maintain a minimum of a 1 to 3 staff to child ratio. One-on-one assistance is provided to children for whom such help is IEP mandated. All education programs follow the state adopted standards, striving to provide children with the skills they need to be successful.
  • Our best practices include: • SEACO – Curriculum Guide• Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)• Augmentative Technology• TEACCH Strategies• Visual supports including social stories• Positive Behavior Support• Naturalistic Teaching Strategies• Community-based instruction• Provisions of sensory integration Classrooms have been designed and developed with our children’s needs in mind.
  • Placement criteria includes: age, strengths, present levels of performance, and behavioral challenges. As a non-public school (NPS), funding is contracted with school districts and regional centers through the Individual Education plan (IEP) process. Private pay options are also available. 
  • Our classrooms include:
  • Elementary School (5-10 years old)
  • Middle School (11-14 years old)
  • High School (14-22 years old)Lifeskills, Transitional, Career Exploration and Employment
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pasadena
    Frostig School
    Frostig School Photo - Small class sizes allow teachers to provide individual attention to all students.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 121 students
    0.8 miles
    971 N Altadena Dr
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626)791-1255
    0.8 1-12
    121
  • South Pasadena
    Almansor Academ
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 163 students
    3.6 miles
    1955 Fremont Ave
    South Pasadena, CA 91030
    (323)257-3006
    3.6 PK-12
    163
  • Glendale
    Tobinworld
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 321 students
    7.9 miles
    920 E Broadway
    Glendale, CA 91205
    (818)247-7474
    7.9 K-12
    321
  • La Crescenta
    Elliott Institute
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 18 students
    8.5 miles
    2506 Foothill Blvd
    La Crescenta, CA 91214
    (818)236-3603
    8.5 1-12
    18
  • La Verne
    Haynes Education Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 177 students
    20.1 miles
    233 Baseline Rd
    La Verne, CA 91750
    (909)593-2581
    20.1 1-12
    177

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