FAQs

If you don’t find what you’re looking for in our frequently asked questions below, please feel free to contact us directly.

When does the school day start and end?
The school day begins at 8:25am and ends at 2:40pm.

Do you have an open-door policy?
Yes. We encourage families and case managers to visit the school at any time during the school day to see their child.

Do parents have to pay for their child to attend Pillar Schools?
No. Your local school district is responsible for tuition and transportation costs if you decide that Pillar Schools is an appropriate placement for your child in agreement with your local school district.

Who handles the transportation for my child?
Transportation is handled by your local school district, not Pillar Schools.

What if my child requires a personal nurse?
We are happy to accommodate personal nurses. The arrangement of 1:1 nursing will be made through your child’s district.

How do you tailor your program to my child?
Our team of experts work with you and your child to develop an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), which serves as a clear set of goals for the year. We meet with you each year to review and update the plan.

Can you serve students with medical challenges?
Yes. Each of our schools has full-time, on-site skilled nurses and a full medical suite to address all of our students’ medical needs, including administering medications, g-tube feedings, catheterization and addressing seizures. Arrangements are made for nurses to accompany students with complex medical needs during school-based community experiences.

Can you serve students with behavioral challenges?
Yes. We have a full-time Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) on staff to provide behavioral support services to students.

How will I know if school is closing due to bad weather?
We will register you for our automated phone system to notify you of any closings. This information is also posted on our school website and our agency’s social media pages.

How to Help

Our supporters are critical to helping our schools to go above and beyond for our students. There are a number of ways you can help.