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ADHD schools in the USA

ADHD schools in the USA

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A typical school classroom tends to be an overwhelming environment for a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Students with this condition typically have difficulty focusing, sitting still, and remaining quiet in class. In many cases, they interrupt teachers, fidget, do not follow directions, and act impulsively. If a school does not properly deal with these behaviours, it could become stressful and alienating for your child. As such, private schools which are specially equipped for students with ADHD are important to consider.

American Private Schools

The United States provides many great private schools that will welcome your child with ADHD into their warm and caring environments. These institutions may offer such learning supports as:

  • Extra-help sessions outside of class
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Smaller or limited class sizes
  • Programs that are geared specially toward students with ADHD

Furthermore, private schools often allow you to constantly consult with staff. Indeed, you and your child's instructors could meet regularly and establish clear educational goals together. At these meetings, you might also learn how to improve his or her home environment or nightly routines. In short, private schools may give you the chance to collaborate with teachers in order to provide your child with the most productive school experience.

Paying for Private School

Private schools in the United States might be costly but you may wish to explore possible help from your local community or from the school itself. There are numerous organizations willing to help with children with special needs. On the other hand, the school to which you send your child may offer both scholarships and bursaries. Financial aid is quite common for children with ADHD. To learn about how much special needs schools cost, read our guide.

Choosing a School

Here are a few useful tips for choosing a private school for your son or daughter with ADHD:

  • When you are choosing a school, be sure to ask as many questions as you could possibly think of. You should speak to a given school's teachers, administrators, students, and parents. How large is the school?
     
  • Never lie or hide information! The school needs a lot of information about your child for two reasons. First, it must decide whether it will accept him or her. This step is not as important as many parents believe it is. Although you never want to get rejected, you should not seek to enroll your child in a school that the administrators would deem him or her unfit for had they known more about your son or daughter. Let them tell you whether there is a fit. Second, choosing a school is really difficult if you do not know whether it can best serve your child. And, the only way the school could tell you if there is such a match is if they have sufficient knowledge about your kid.
     
  • Find out about what the school offers outside of class.
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    School NameTypePaceCost

    Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)  

    • Middleboro, Massachusetts
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (25 students)
    • Boarding school (98 students)
    Co-ed therapeutic boarding school in Massachusetts for students 11-22 years. Student support is offered for learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, NLD, ASD, attachment disorder, bipolar disorder and depression. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$58,227 to $141,214 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day9999999999

    Buffalo Seminary (est. 1851)  

    • Buffalo, New York
    • 9 to 12 Girls
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    Independent day and boarding school for college-bound girls. Our STEAM curriculum is unique, and creative, independent thinking is valued. Located in Buffalo, NY, girls access the best of city living. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Accelerated$19,840 to $46,715 USDHighSchools Girls Boarding Day19840

    The Gow School (est. 1926)  

    • South Wales, New York
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (15 students)
    • Boarding school (135 students)
    The Gow School is a special needs private school that offers programs for grades seven through 12 in South Wales, New York. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$64,000 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day64000

    Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)  

    • Rindge, New Hampshire
    • 3 to 12 Boys
    • Boarding school (22 students)
    A friendly, active boarding school for bright boys who have good intentions but who may be too impulsive, intense, or bothersome for other schools and whose intellectual interests may separate them from their peers. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    Student-paced$58,500 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding58500

    Heritage (est. 1984)  

    • Provo, Utah
    • 7 to 12 Boys/Girls
    • Boarding school (115 students)
    Heritage offers expert care for at-risk adolescents including those diagnosed with Mood Disorder, depression, anxiety, defiance towards authority figures and those on the Autism Spectrum. Learn more on our website. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    Student-paced$138,000 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Boarding138000

    St. Stanislaus College Prep (est. 1854)  

    • Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
    • 7 to 12 Boys
    • Day school (315 students)
    • Boarding school (72 students)
    St. Stanislaus College Prep is a faith-based school that offers programs from grades 7 to 12 in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$25,510 to $33,950 USDMiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding Day25510

    North Broward Preparatory School (est. 1957)  

    • Coconut Creek, Florida
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (900 students)
    • Boarding school (330 students)
    North Broward Preparatory School is a K-12 co-educational day and boarding school located in S. Florida located minutes from the beach with IB, AP, and LD classes set on 80 acres with year round hockey. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$24,200 to $58,000 USDPreschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day24200

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