We are a private independent school created to serve 2-8th graders who thrive in schools that offer smaller class sizes, increased individual attention, and a curriculum designed to promote the success of the challenged learner. Our extraordinary educators focus on meeting the needs of the whole child while assisting them in reaching their potential. While we often refer to our school as a program for children with Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum Disorder; no formal diagnosis is required.

Students who would most benefit from The Halton School might have similar traits or a formal diagnosis to those in the following areas:

  • Asperger’s
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Social Communication Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Other learning differences

The Halton School does require a current (completed within the last 3 years) comprehensive Psychological and Educational Evaluation. It is important to note that The Halton School is not able to accommodate students with significant emotional or behavioral problems.

The typical Halton School student is bright, capable and perhaps even gifted in certain areas.

In the traditional school setting he/she may struggle with social relationships and have difficulty communicating with others and making friends. This student may have occasional outbursts when situations feel out of control, or may seem withdrawn and isolated from the group. He/she may struggle with anxiety, perform poorly on tests, and may have trouble with executive functions such as preparing and organizing materials. While excelling in one area this student may perform poorly in others, even though they are intelligent and able to learn. The Halton School student tends to perform better in smaller groups with multi-sensory instruction and social skill support.

The student who does not fit The Halton School may have less than average intelligence or may have trouble understanding and following verbal instructions. This student may have emotional or behavioral issues on a daily basis that cause him/her to need to be removed from larger group settings or to need a one-on-one instructor for most of the day. This student may require constant redirection and support and rarely works independently.

While The Halton School is not a perfect fit for all students, the student who does fit will feel right at home, and on a path to success in education. We look forward to taking the journey with your student and your family!

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Halton School Scholarship Program:

The Halton School offers need-based, partial-scholarships to qualifying families. Eligibility is determined by FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. Financial aid applications are available online.

Start your financial aid application here.


North Carolina Tuition Assistance programs:

*For the 2019-2020 school year, when selecting the school for tuition assistance please select the option “not yet decided” or “any.” The Halton School is not yet listed on the drop-down menu but will be listed in the coming months.

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