Who We Serve

All our students share one thing in common: difficulty in school.

These difficulties usually fall into one of three categories: academic, social, or executive functioning, and often these challenges overlap. While we have students with no formal diagnosis, the most common diagnoses among our students include:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Expressive language disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Non-verbal learning disability
  • Mild anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Receptive language disorder
  • Social (pragmatic) communication disorder
  • Unspecified communication disorder

Our Graduates

Most students attend The Joy School for two to four years and are highly successful when transitioning to mainstream elementary, middle and high schools. Upon leaving the School, students:

  • Demonstrate success in future academic settings
  • Have skills to navigate a variety of academic and social situations
  • Take responsibility for their own learning
  • Exhibit self-advocacy and resiliency to overcoming adversity
  • Possess confidence in their uniqueness
  • Value the uniqueness of others

You can learn more about our students in these videos.