Who We ServeKids who could use the support of a behavior specialist.
Your child can flourish
We welcome bright children who need extra support with self-regulation, executive functioning, and/or social-emotional learning in the classroom.
Many children can beneﬁt from the supportive structure of The Burkard School. A child with ADHD, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, high-functioning Asperger’s or autism, or other underlying challenge that makes it difficult for her or him to conform to a traditional classroom setting can ﬂourish in our environment. A diagnosis is not necessary for admission. With our level of support, our students are able to be engaged, on-task, and regulated the majority of the school day. That support includes: a small classroom size of no more than 10 students per classroom, a behavior specialist dedicated to each classroom, and explicit social-emotional learning instruction every day. It does not include psychological or occupational therapies.
The Burkard School offers rigorous academics and accepts students who are capable of working at or above grade level. However, we understand that your child’s maladaptive behavior in the previous classroom settings might have prevented her from accessing her full education. It is not uncommon for our students to come to us having missed significant instructional time and as a result have some gaps in their grade level content knowledge. We meet your child where he is academically in order to unlock his learning potential. Please note, however, that The Burkard School does not have learning specialists on staff and so cannot support students demonstrating significant learning differences.
A small independent K-8 school for bright children who need extra support with self-regulation, executive functioning, and/or social-emotional learning in the classroom.