Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
Welcome to the O-School, where bright, creative young people and their families find help and hope when facing social-emotional and mental health challenges and/or autism. The home-like setting, inviting classrooms, and skilled clinical care of this mental health School and treatment center help rebuild each individual’s sense of mastery, belonging and success.
Step through the Yellow Door and experience immersive, whole-person care provided by the O-School’s highly-trained therapeutic and educational team. The School's welcoming and accepting community brings an end to the feeling of isolation and crisis, allowing real friendships and mentorship to flourish.
With over 75 years of experience utilizing 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 through relational therapy, strong academics, and a nurturing, consistent and inclusive atmosphere.
Therapeutic Day and 24/7 Residential Programs for elementary, junior high and high school-aged students prepare them to return to their home schools or to post-secondary education after high school. Through comprehensive supports, O-School students develop the skills necessary to build productive and meaningful lives.
For most students, the O-School puts an end to the cycle of repeated, short-term, & often unsuccessful mental health treatments & interventions. Students from all over the world attend, with awe-inspiring results.
Relationships have always been the key to the O-School’s success. Whether you are an O-School alum, a current or former parent, a professional in the field, or a former
O-School employee, we want to stay connected to you.
Admissions Contact Name: Kristin Friesen