Esperanza School

Esperanza Therapeutic Day School aims to provide support for special education students in Illinois by developing individualized educational programs for students aged 5 through 21 years old.

At Esperanza, our interdisciplinary team of special education professionals teaches academic, behavioral, communication, functional daily living, and social-emotional skills in order to support our students in reaching their highest level of independence.

[Esperanza School has] given us a lot of hope, you know. We’re not doing this alone.

Esperanza School parent (3:48)

ISBE Approved

Our Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved program allows us to provide services to students with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Other Health Impairments, and Emotional Disabilities.

About Applied Behavior Analysis

While Esperanza School develops individual plans to meet the needs of each student, the school utilizes principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in order to simultaneously reduce maladaptive behaviors while increasing socially appropriate alternatives. Our high staff-to-student ratio allows students to receive individual as well as small group instruction to maximize learning.

Support You Can Trust

Additionally, our related services team (Social Work, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy) provides direct skill instruction integrated inside and outside of the classroom, as well as in the community.

Enrolling in Esperanza School

All student referrals start with your child’s IEP team, however, if you are interested in learning more about Esperanza School and scheduling a tour, please contact us.