US special needs schools

US special needs schools

Find special needs schools in the US listed below.

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Special needs schools are specialised for students with any type of physical, communicative, mental or social difficulties, including Asperger's syndrome, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Private schools offering small and individualized classes may often be the best option for your son or daughter.


The enrolment process is not based on any official laws governing educational authorities. Rather, a school's policies and a parent's choice are the sole decision-makers in the enrolment process. Parents often choose a school in US because of the unique programs offered there. 

The best way to identify whether a private school is a fit for your child is to ask a lot of questions; speak with students, parents, administrators and teachers. Try to envision whether your child will thrive in that school. Moreover, make sure that you are honest during in-person interviews and written applications. For example, parents may coach their child too much in what to say or how to succeed in the application and interview process. The problem with this strategy is it may not let the school's administrators identify whether their school could help your child flourish.

Below, please find private schools with special needs schools in the US states including Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Virginia.

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List of US special needs schools


  • Name
  • Cost
  • Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)   28 Patey Circle, Rindge, New Hampshire, 03461
    (Deer Run Ln / Hampshire Rd)

    • 3 to 12 (Boys)
    • Boarding school (25 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.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • Student- paced
    US $56,200 /year
    Boarding Boys 56200 8-17 Rindge,

    Landmark School (est. 1971)   429 Hale Street, Prides Crossing, Massachusetts, 01965-0227

    • 2 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (307 students)
    • Boarding school (159 students)
    Landmark School specializes in programs for students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. Student receive a one-to-one tutorial everyday.  
    • Standard- enriched
    US $52,900 to $69,700 /program
    Day & Boarding Coed 52900 7-17 Prides Crossing,

    Gow School (est. 1926)   2491 Emery Road, South Wales, New York, 14139

    • 7 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.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto
    • Standard- enriched
    US $62,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 62000 12-17 South Wales

    Turning Winds Academic Institute (est. 2002)   31733 South Fork Road, Troy, Montana, 59935
    (Highway 508 / Yaak River Road)

    • 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Boarding school (40 students)
    Turning Winds Academic Institute is a relational-based, therapeutic boarding school that provides exceptional care for your teen to promote sustainable success.  
    • Accelerated
    US $90,000 /year
    Boarding Coed 90000 12-17 Troy

    Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)   1 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 778, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 02346

    • 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    $56,376 to $137,103 USD /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 56376 11-17 Middleboro

    Heritage (est. 1984)   5600 Heritage School Dr, Provo, Utah, 84604
    (Heritage School Dr / River Run Dr)

    • 7 to 12 (Boys)
    • 7 to 12 (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.  
    • Progressive
    • Student- paced
    US $138,000 /year
    Boarding Boys Girls 138000 12-17 Provo,