Eagle House Education Program

Our Eagle House Education Program is a specialized elementary school accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education. The school operates from the essential belief that all children can learn. The focus is on trauma-informed practices as well as positive behavior supports throughout the school day to strengthen academic skills in addition to addressing social, emotional and behavioral needs.  Our classes are small (6 to 8 students) with a teacher and support staff member in each classroom. All of our students participate in the Eagle House Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF).

Admission criteria:

  • Current resident at Eagle House
  • Social, emotional and behavioral challenges
  • Academic skill needs

Opportunities for family involvement:

Our students come from all areas of Connecticut. The Eagle House Education Program has a full-time school clinician who reaches out to parents to discuss student progress and needs in the school setting, as well as participating in team meetings and consulting to the school’s teachers and staff. Teachers are available to speak with parents between 2:30pm and 3:30pm on school days. The education director and the school clinician are available between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. Administration and staff reach out to parents to share student successes as well as concerns. As health conditions allow, parents are invited to school events such as honors assemblies.

Most students are referred to Eagle House following a period of intensive treatment in a hospital setting or through referral from a home-based clinical program.

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