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Rush Day School

Rush Day School is a coeducational private special needs school for students in grades 2 through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Rush Day School, founded in 1967, is a not-for-profit therapeutic school offering education and treatment for autism spectrum and emotionally disabled children ages six to fourteen. Some of the children may also have another neurologically based disorder, a learning disability or a speech and language disorder that require clinical and educational intervention. The goal for each student is to return to a less restrictive school environment. The majority of our students return to a public or private school in regular education with support. Some highlights of the Rush Day School include: A strong academic program Curriculum is aligned with the Illinois State Standards and a childs home school district. Certified special education teachers provide individualized and group academic instruction in classrooms of up to eight students. A resource teacher provides additional support for individual students both inside and outside of all classrooms as needed. Psychiatric nurses design individualized behavior management plans for each student. They collaborate with child psychiatrists and other physicians regarding diagnosis, medication monitoring and reduction of symptoms. Intensive therapeutic services including individual and family therapy, group therapy with an emphasis on social skills development, and parent groups are provided by a professional and experienced clinical team. This includes a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social workers, and advanced practice nurses. A full-time occupational therapist meets individually with children who require services based on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and consults with the classroom teams. A focus for treatment may include sensory integration. We offer art therapy and a wide range of other art programs including music, drama, improvisation and photography as part of a fine arts curriculum. A learning disabilities specialist and board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist provide weekly consultations.



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 35
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Transitional 1 1
1 1
2 3
3 4
4 2
5 3
6 6
7 7
8 8

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Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Gender 74% Male / 26% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 60%
Multi-racial 11%
Hispanic/Latino 11%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 3%

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