Esperanza School

Individualized Education

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.

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.

Using Applied Behavior Analysis

Esperanza School tailors plans for each student and employs ABA to reduce maladaptive behaviors while promoting social alternatives. With a high staff-to-student ratio, we provide both individual and small group instruction for optimal 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.


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.

Transportation Resources

Any issues with transportation, contact CPS Transportation department directly at 773-553-2860

4610 W Washington Blvd,
Chicago, IL 60644
Fax: (773)877-5117
Contact: Ernist
Routes: 56, 60

1207 Greenwood Ave,
Maywood, IL 60153
(773) 638-8000
Fax: (773) 638-6947
Contact: Brad Tate
Routes: 51, 52, 53, 55, 57, 61

100 W 91st St,
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 396-5556
Contact: Aaron Walters
Routes: 54, 59

9901 Sayre Ave,
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
(773) 924-5840
Contact: Raymond or Maurice
Routes: 58