About Us

The JCFS Therapeutic Day School provides the best educational, emotional and therapeutic services for students in grades K-12 to encourage their academic, interpersonal and career success.

We serve students who are classified in the following special education categories: Emotional Disability (ED), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Intellectual Disability, Autism includes autism spectrum disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Other Health Impairment (OHI).

We work with Chicago Public Schools and with school districts from the North Shore, Lake County and the Western Suburbs to receive referrals of students who need an alternative to traditional public schools. Students are educated at JCFS Therapeutic Day School at no cost to their families.

Each school day, we welcome a diverse group of students and each child is supported in ways that address his or her specific needs. Our teachers, social workers and specialists collaborate with parents and guardians to better understand our students and develop practices that allow the student to achieve success.

Academically, our curriculum is dynamic and competitive. Therapeutically, our program offers students specialty support, unique resources, opportunities to reintegrate to their home schools, and transitional and vocational support. Culturally, our school offers students opportunities to explore their interests through clubs and extracurricular activities.

We are passionate in our service to your child. As you get to know our school, we welcome your questions, visits and enrollment of your child.

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Administration

Administration

Meet our team

We are passionate in our service to your child. As you get to know our school, we welcome your questions, visits and enrollment of your child.

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Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

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JCFS Therapeutic Day School employs more than 80 full- and part-time faculty and staff, including special education teachers, teacher’s aides, master’s level social workers, an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, a physical education teacher, art teacher, and other professionals, all of whom are highly dedicated to their work at the JCFS Therapeutic Day School and their students.

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TDS Facilities

Facilities

Located in Chicago’s Rogers Park community, in the Joy Faith Knapp Children’s Center

The school has 17 modern class rooms fully equipped with computers, monitored Internet access and private bathrooms.

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Gallery

Gallery

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Students participate in various hands-on projects including clay, pottery, charcoal, collage, jewelry-making and more. Twice during the school year students can opt to select pieces of their artwork to sell at the school’s Student Art Sale.

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FAQs

FAQs

Your questions answered

Everything you want to know about the JCFS Therapeutic Day School.

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Academic Calendar

Calendar

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Download the JCFS Therapeutic Day School and Yeshiva calendars.

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