Therapeutic K-12 School

Learn about our K-12 Therapeutic School in Blauvelt, N.Y., in this video!

Saint Dominic’s 853 K-12 School

St. Dominic’s School provides a therapeutic environment that emphasizes safety, structure, and clear behavioral expectations for individual students to motivate them and assist them in reaching their full potential.

St. Dominic’s School currently services a diverse population of students from grades K-12 with social-emotional needs, neurological impairments, and learning disabilities. St. Dominic’s School is certified by the New York State Education Department to serve students with primary disabilities such as Emotional Disability (ED), Multiple Disabilities (MD), Other Health impairments (OHI) Autism, and Speech and Language impairment.

St. Dominic’s School student body is drawn from Rockland, Orange, and Westchester counties, and New York City. The school provides an 8:1:1 ratio – one teacher and one teaching assistant to eight students.

An IEP is formulated for each student. Together, staff, students, and families work toward building a program that works in each student’s best interest.

Student Profile

Students within grades K-8 require intensive academic and social-emotional support in a small learning environment that is focused on positive behavioral strategies. Students participate in New York State Assessments.

Students in our high school program focus on academics and community-based vocational programs to assist in preparing them for the transition from school to adult life. All students are alternately assessed.

Extended School Year Program

Saint Dominic’s offers a six-week program for students who require an extended school year. The Summer Program maintains all the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional supports outlined in a student’s Individualized Education Plan. Related services are also available to students.