Our mission is to provide innovative school programs and therapies that promote social, emotional, and academic development for children who learn differently.
Foundations Academy is a WASC accredited private, nonpublic school that partners with school districts to serve students in special education in grades 1-12. Foundations Academy also offers a transition program for students aged 18-22, continuing to support basic skills and independent living skills. Students in grades 2-8 attend the Lower School. Students in grades 9-12 or in our transition program attend the Upper School.
Students at Foundations:
Our students come to us with significant challenges due to learning disabilities, or social emotional issues that have made learning in a more traditional setting frustrating or unsuccessful. Our program is tailor-made to address the unique needs of each of our students. Through specific assessments and evaluations, ongoing monitoring, specialized cognitive training, intensive educational and therapeutic interventions, positive changes occur that open up future educational options.
Why Parents choose Foundations?
Parents seek placement at Foundations because of our focus on individualized learning and helping students reach their potential. Beyond the academic classroom, students enjoy special projects such as gardening, cooking or field trips to participate in the local community.
Each student is different.
At Foundations Academy, we move students from feelings of failure and being overwhelmed to feelings of accomplishment— ready to engage in learning. We meet students where they are, not where we want them to be. We work 1:1 or 1:2 until a student is ready for small groups and classroom participation.
Our Foundations Academy Team brings decades of experience in leadership, teaching, and management. Together we have created a positive learning environment which supports teachers, students and parents.