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ADHD schools in the USA

ADHD schools in the USA

Find ADHD support schools in US listed below.

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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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List of USA dedicated special needs schools with ADHD support


These are USA dedicated special needs schools which support ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). They provide full-time special needs support for all students in the school, through accommodations, modifications, and remediations.

 
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  School Name Type Conditions Cost

Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)  

  • Middleboro, Massachusetts
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (22 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
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
US $58,227 to US $146,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed58227ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens

North Broward Preparatory School (est. 1957)  

  • Coconut Creek, Florida
  • K to 12 Coed
  • Day school (1296 students)
  • Boarding school (325 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
  • Learning disabilities
US $24,200 to US $59,950Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed24200ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder

Alpine Academy (est. 2001)  

  • Erda, Utah
  • 7 to 12 Girls
  • Boarding school (70 students)
Alpine Academy isn't just a school, it is an experience that prepares young women for life beyond our campus. Students learn to engage in not only academics, but also family, community, and interpersonal relationships. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
US $120,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Girls120000ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia

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
  • Learning disabilities
US $46,000 to US $64,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed46000ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder

Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)  

  • Rindge, New Hampshire
  • 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. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
US $60,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys60000ADHD (moderate to severe) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Asperger's Syndrome Autism

List of other USA schools with ADHD support


These are regular USA schools supporting ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Environments offered may include dedicated, integrated, and withdrawal special needs classes, as well as regular classes with resource support and in-class adaptations.

 
  School Name Type Conditions Cost

Montverde Academy (est. 1912)  

  • Montverde, Florida
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (325 students)
  • Day school (891 students)
Founded in 1912, Montverde Academy is an elite college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-K3 through post-graduate studies with a distinct student population from over 80 countries worldwide. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
US $7,875 to US $51,350Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed7875ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Asperger's Syndrome

Buffalo Seminary (est. 1851)  

  • Buffalo, New York
  • 9 to 12 Girls
  • Boarding school
  • Day 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
US $21,900 to US $52,750HighSchools Boarding Day Girls21900ADHD (moderate to severe)

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