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High Road School of Naperville

High Road School of Naperville provides academic and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults, ages 5 through 21, with extraordinary needs.

We believe students reach their highest potential in safe and structured environments that afford them a strong sense of security, a positive attitude toward learning, and incentives for appropriate behavior.

By focusing on key areas — academics, behavior modifications, support services, and transition/life-planning services — we meet the individual needs of all students. Through collaboration with a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, we can choose the most appropriate learning model based on a student’s present levels of performance, social capabilities, motor coordination, and ability to learn in a group setting.

Some of the emotional and behavioral issues, as well as other disabilities, we embrace in our schools include:

  • Emotional Disability
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Speech and Language Impairment
  • Developmental Delay
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder)
  • 1220 Bond St. Suite 136
    Naperville, IL 60563
  • (P) 630.355.0200
  • School Hours: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Transit Routes 2 Blocks south of I-88 and 1 block East of Route 59 at northwest edge of Naperville
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High Road School of Naperville serves students with an array of exceptional needs. Our programs provide individualized attention and a curriculum that is based on each student’s cognitive ability, learning style, and interest. We monitor student progress through Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).

The goal for students who attend High Road School of Naperville is to make progress on their individual goals and objectives as stated in their Individual Education Program (IEP) so they may reintegrate to a less restrictive environment as soon as possible. That is why we provide a wide variety of therapies, engaging and useful courses, and activities such as:

  • STEAM classes like 3D Digital Print and Design, Aquaponics, and Urban Design
  • Art classes
  • Vocational education
  • Gym classes instructed by a physical education teacher
  • Adult preparation program
  • Group therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Pet therapy

Additionally, High Road School of Naperville provides the opportunity for team building and coaching through interscholastic sports offered by the Chicago Area Alternative Education League. Sports include:

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling

Our Students
Students are referred by their school district to attend High Road School and range in age from 5 to 21. They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mild and Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities, Speech-Language Impairments, Emotional Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Developmental Delays, and other psychological disorders.

Our Staff
We are proud to employ certified special education teachers and therapists, who are certified through the Illinois State Board of Education and have crisis intervention training. We have contracted services providers in counseling, speech, occupational, and physical therapies.

Faith’s Law
Sexual Abuse Response and Prevention Resource Guide 

Faith’s Law is named after prevention advocate and child sexual abuse survivor Faith Colson, who graduated from an Illinois high school in the early 2000s. Faith’s Law was passed by the Illinois General Assembly as two separate pieces of legislation. The first legislation established the definition of sexual misconduct within the Illinois School Code and outlined the requirements for schools to develop and post employee code of professional conduct policies.  The second legislation adds employment history reviews as part of the hiring and vetting process for schools and school contractors, requires notices to be provided to parents/guardians and the applicable student when there’s an alleged act of sexual misconduct, and makes other changes to the process schools must follow when handling allegations of sexual misconduct.  As a result, ISBE has developed a resource guide that is available on its website (www.isbe.net) and includes guidance for pupils, parents or guardians, and teachers about sexual abuse responses and prevention resources available in their community, including the contact information of entities that provide services for victims of child sexual abuse and their families.

The Sexual Abuse Response and Prevention Resource Guide can be found on the Illinois State Board of Education website (www.isbe.net) at: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Faiths-Law-Resource-Guide.pdf#search=faith%27s%20law

In addition, a copy of the Sexual Abuse Response and Prevention Resource Guide will be provided to parents/guardians, upon request. Please contact the School Administrator to request a hard copy of the Resource Guide.


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High Road School of Naperville
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High Road School of Naperville
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