What We Believe
All students can achieve greatness.
Education is a partnership with community, parents, school faculty, local businesses and more.
Learning happens best in a safe, friendly, positive environment.
The whole individual should be developed integrating the body, spirit, and mind.
Experiential learning is critical for development and growth.
Developing social-emotional skills is crucial to a well-rounded education.
Behaviours are best developed with positive supports.
We value choice, independence, and accountability and will provide these to all our students and staff.
We value our diverse learners and diversity in our staff.
Academic growth will occur as we utilize data, individualize instruction, teach to strengths, and remediate weaker areas.
Where We Are Going
Cultivating the mind, body, and spirit:
Felicity School will be the premiere private therapeutic day school leveraging superior staff and facilities to provide a curriculum and experience focused on the individual. Felicity School will create successful students and citizens with unique, relevant, and appropriate experiences.
Connect to others and be happy:
Happiness should be an important aspect of education and the learning environment should be a joyful place where every person is comfortable, safe, eager to learn, and excited about one’s possibilities. Felicity School fundamentally believes this is a driving factor for creating success, and has taken on this ideal in name as well as practice. Our facility partner, Joy of the Game, is a natural fit as this organization bases its belief system on the fundamental idea that sports should be joyful.
At Felicity School, we provide vocational opportunities unmatched in other schools. Our students, when ready, have access to job training, paying jobs, and potential internships.
Felicity School is designed to serve students who are eligible for special education services in the categories of Emotional Disability (ED), Learning Disability (LD), and Other Health Impaired (OHI).
Felicity School is a non-traditional, school environment with open and flexible spaces that ameliorates some of the negative feelings that students might associate with a more traditional school setting. Our student to staff ratio is a maximum of 10 students working with 2 staff members (one certified teacher and one paraprofessional). Related Services staff are available as directed by each student’s Individual Education Plan.
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158 S. Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015