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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.”
- O-School Parents

Therapeutic Approach

With over 75 years of experience utilizing milieu therapy, the O-School is recognized for providing individualized and clinically sensitive care that addresses the emotional and learning needs of students and their families through relational therapy, strong academics, and a nurturing, consistent and inclusive atmosphere.    Learn More >

School, Services and Programs

Therapeutic 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.”
– O-School Student

Admissions

For 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 Involved

Where 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.”
– O-School Student

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Help 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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We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

See the Thanksgiving Toast below as it was shared with our O-School Family yesterday.
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Tonight is Thanksgiving, which is a special night. And on special nights, it is customary to give a toast.

2020 has not been an easy year - and we know most of you probably have places you'd rather be. But we are happy and grateful to be here with you.

This year has required all of us to overcome obstacles we never could have imagined - and we are so proud of the perseverance you have shown. We know it has not been easy and we, as staff members, have noticed your strength and we admire it.

To our staff members, we appreciate all you have done today - and every day - to enrich the lives of the young people at the O-School. This year has been challenging on many levels - and we truly appreciate your continued dedication to our school and these kids.

So let's toast to our community and to a better year in 2021 - one filled with love, compassion, and health for all people, across the world. Cheers!
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