Lower School

Our students find the JOY in learning through direct, purposeful instruction in a safe, supportive environment with peers who share similar needs.

Students learn to celebrate their areas of strength while gaining skills and strategies to support their areas of weakness. They return to their schools with a renewed sense of confidence and a stronger understanding of themselves as learners.

Check back in January to apply!

Academic Program

Skill Builders

Pre-K 4 – 5th grade
(as of spring 2018)
June 4th – 29th
Monday – Friday 8:30-3:00

Skill Builders is an academic remediation program focused on addressing the most common areas of difficulty for students with learning differences: reading, writing, spelling, math and handwriting/keyboarding.

Our goal is to help students find the joy in learning through direct, systematic instruction in a safe, supportive environment with peers who share similar needs. Students will learn to celebrate their areas of strength while gaining skills and strategies to support their areas of weakness. Students will return to their schools with a renewed sense of confidence and a stronger understanding of themselves as a learner.

Social Program

Social Skills 101

1st – 5th grade
(as of spring 2018)
June 5th – 28th
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:15-5:15

Social Skills 101 is designed to give children an opportunity to learn and develop appropriate social skills in a small group setting. Students will work on initiating conversations, keeping conversations going, social problem solving, turn-taking, game playing, perspective taking, body language, self-monitoring and much more. Each week, we will discuss the “hidden rules” and expectations associated with various social settings (book stores, restaurants, museums, etc).


Spots Available for
2017-18 School Year

Attend a Parent Tour to learn about attending The Joy School full-time.