"There is no place like the O-School"
“To say that the O-School changed our lives would be an understatement. We will forever be grateful.”
Strong Academics in a Therapeutic Setting
New $30 million facility opened in April 2014
Urban setting unique among Residential Programs in the U.S.
Welcome to the O-School, where bright, creative young people and their families find help and hope when facing emotional challenges and/or autism. The School’s home-like setting, inviting classrooms, and skilled clinical care help rebuild each individual’s sense of mastery, belonging and success.
PROVIDING A SAFE HAVEN AND A PATH TO HOPE
Why the O-School?Step through the Yellow Door and experience immersive, whole-person care provided by the O-School’s highly-trained therapeutic and educational team. The School's welcoming and accepting community brings an end to the feeling of isolation and crisis, allowing real friendships and mentorship to flourish. Learn More >
“The O-School knit together therapeutic intervention with necessary, practical, everyday routine.”
School, Services and ProgramsTherapeutic Day and 24/7 Residential Programs for elementary, junior high and high school-aged students prepare them to return to their home schools or to post-secondary education after high school. Through comprehensive supports, O-School students develop the skills necessary to build productive and meaningful lives. Learn More >
“When I walked through that door, something magical happened. I became loved in a way everyone deserves.”
AdmissionsFor most students, the O-School puts an end to the cycle of repeated, short-term, and often unsuccessful mental health treatments and interventions. Students from all over the world attend, with awe-inspiring results. Learn More >
Get InvolvedWhere our extended family — alumni, families and friends of the O-School — gather for friendships and community that last a lifetime. Learn More >
“You saw past the shell of a person I was, and saw who I could become. Thank you for giving me a second chance at life.”
DonateHelp us restore hope, improve lives, and sometimes even save them. Give children and young adults a second chance to thrive in a difficult world. Learn More >
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