Welcome to the O-School
Welcome to the O-School, where bright, creative young people and their families find help and hope when facing social-emotional challenges and/or autism. Providing a safe haven and a path to hope.
News & Events
O-School Shakespeare Slam Team wins second place at the annual Chicagoland Shakespeare Slam event.
Expertly balancing complex clinical care with an ambitious curriculum, including fine arts, foreign languages, and a rich array of student leadership and co-curricular opportunities.
Step through the Yellow Door and experience immersive, whole-person care provided by the O-School’s highly trained therapeutic and education team.
The Therapeutic Day Program for elementary, junior high and high school-aged students prepare them to return to their home schools or to post-secondary education after graduating from high school.
With more than 75 years of experience using milieu therapy, the O-School is recognized for providing individualized and clinically sensitive care that addresses the emotional and learning needs of students and their families.
For most students, the O-School puts an end to the cycle of repeated, short-term and often unsuccessful mental health treatments and interventions. Students from all over Chicago attend, with awe-inspiring results.
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Making a Difference
When I walked through that door, something magical happened. I became loved in a way everyone deserves.