Most students come to us because they are struggling to meet their social and academic potential in a traditional classroom setting. Some of the most common labels that our students come to us with are:
Expressive language disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (high-functioning)
Non-verbal learning disability
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Auditory processing disorder
Receptive language disorder
Social (pragmatic) communication disorder
Unspecified communication disorder
We also serve many children who do not have specific labels, but struggle with organizational, spatial, attention or social issues, including those who struggle with executive functions.
Our focus is on serving the social and academic needs of children with learning differences, and therefore we are not equipped to serve students with significant behavioral or emotional issues.
The Joy School is committed to making our school and its programs accessible to families at all income levels. The Joy School annually awards needs-based scholarships, which do not need to be repaid, to bridge the gap between what a family can afford and the cost of tuition. The Board of Trustees is committed to reserving 10% of each annual budget to funding this program. Historically, approximately 15-20% of our students receive some level of financial aid each year.
The Joy School admits students of any race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other status protected by the law in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs and other school-administered programs.