Frequently Asked Questions
When will The Divine Savior School open?
The Divine Savior School will begin serving students with an educational summer program and therapy services in June 2020. Our first official school year will begin in August 2020.
What ages will the school serve?
Initially, our school will serve children from three through twelve years of age during the school day.
What staff will be on site?
A cooperative group of teachers, therapists, and professionals work to support each child at The Divine Savior School:
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), an Assistant Behavior Analyst, and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)
Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist
Medical billing specialist and office manager
Director and administration
Educational teachers and staff
What does education look like at TDSS?
The Divine Savior School provides a specialized education shaped by the love of Christ. Every student receives a unique program, designed with the partnership of parents, therapists, behaviorists, and academic personnel. We seek to provide as many of these services and therapies as possible on our campus.
All children need support in their development to grow cognitively and physically, as well as spiritually and emotionally. Classroom instruction will be provided at a child's cognitive ability level and supported by a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in a one-to-one or small group setting. This will include instruction in the Word of God and core subjects. This education is partnered with Applied Behavior Anyalsis (ABA) and supported by speech and occupational therapy when needed.
What services will The Divine Savior School (TDSS) provide?
To meet the needs of our students, therapy services may be an integral part of their education. The therapy services that will be offered will include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), speech Therapy, and occupational Therapy. The combination of these services with daily education provides an interdisciplinary approach to development that serves the whole child: academically, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
How does TDSS support the families of our students?
We seek to serve not only the students of TDSS, but the families of our students. On-site counseling and education, as well as home therapy will be available to provide support beyond the classroom.
Will therapy services be available to students not enrolled at The Divine Savior School?
Yes! We are excited to offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), occupational, and speech therapy to students in our community after the regular school day ends.
How do I apply?
The admissions process for The Divine Savior School will officially open in January 2020. Until that time, we are meeting with families to gather information about student needs and interest. If you are interested in potentially enrolling at The Divine Savior School, we encourage you to contact Dr. John Althoff, our School Director to set up one of these informational meetings:
Dr. John Althoff, School Director
What scholarships and insurance does The Divine Savior School accept?
The Divine Savior School will accept Gardiner and McKay scholarships, as well as work with Medicaid and/or private insurance whenever possible to defray the cost of education for our families. Each child's needs will be unique and the services they receive will be tailored to meet their needs.
How can I help?!
There are so many ways to help our students and their families!
In the future, we're excited about volunteer opportunities and programs because the options will be endless. But right now, we need to get off the ground. We're asking for help in three specific areas. Click on the buttons below to learn more. Thank you!