Who We Serve

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

These 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
  • Non-verbal learning disability
  • Developmental coordination disorder (Dysgraphia)
  • Anxiety
  • Dyscalculia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Expressive language disorder
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Autism spectrum (high-functioning)
  • Receptive language disorder
  • Social (pragmatic) communication disorder
  • Unspecified communication disorder

How Do We Do It?

Our Graduates

Most students attend The Joy School for three 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.