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Pillar Elementary School (which includes a preschool, elementary school and middle school) and Pillar High School are separate facilities with a shared philosophical approach to meeting the unique needs of students with a wide range of disabilities. We focus on students with multiple and severe disabilities and medical challenges.
Our program stresses a rigorous and comprehensive therapy program and state-of-the-art educational technology as well as a job training and placement program that is supported by partnerships with local corporate and nonprofit organizations that provide unparalleled opportunities to gain real-life work experience.
We incorporate physical, occupational and speech therapies into the classroom setting. Our certified therapists work throughout the school day to provide a range of intensive services and work collaboratively with teachers, paraprofessionals and families. This multidisciplinary approach has been shown to result in the best outcomes for students. The Pillar Schools offer a wide range of specialized services that are unique to our program:
Each of our schools has a student health center with nursing staff on-site the entire school day to respond to medical emergencies and to address any and all health related issues for our students. A social worker is also available to support families in accessing the services they need and assisting them with transition planning. We also have experts to assist in the acquisition and maintenance of durable medical equipment. We offer several on-site clinics.
It helps them feel valued, trusted and accepted while instilling the pride of independence. We develop appropriate work opportunities for every student. Our job training and placement program offers: