Avalon Non-Public School

Avalon Non-Public School

Eligibility: Avalon Non-Public School, formally the “Oakland Hills Academy,” serves males and females, ages 12 through 22, who have a developmental disability and may also have a mental health diagnosis. This population has been traditionally underserved and many times find themselves in services that are not specifically designed to meet their complex needs.Photo of Avalon school sign

Program Synopsis: Avalon Non-Public School is a specialized educational placement for students with Developmental Disabilities and Serious Emotional Disturbance. Its purpose is to maximize the student’s level of academic and community functioning, enabling them to engage in a pattern of everyday living similar to that of non-disabled peers. A key objective of the program is increasing the student’s ability to succeed in a less restrictive school environment, reduced structure and increased independence.

About the Program:

In addition to the special education portion of the program, the FFYC non-public school has the capacity to provide mental health day treatment services for qualified students. The school provides a safe, stable, and highly structured environment by combining intensive staffing, a therapeutic milieu culture, mental health interventions, behavior modification, and a positive peer environment.

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For more information or if you wish to make a referral: Please contact Senior Director Mar Smith, LCSW at 510-482-2244, ext. 5254.

Avalon (non-public school) 3800 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, California 94602

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