Frequently Asked Questions


How can my child attend Y.A.L.E. School?

The decision to send a particular student to Y.A.L.E. School is made by your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. As a parent, you are an important and equal member of that team. Your school district can initiate the process for placement; placement in an out-of-district program is an IEP-team decision.

What is the process for referral and admissions?

If your child’s IEP team is considering Y.A.L.E. School for placement, the school district’s Child Study Team (CST) should send a letter, along with your child’s school records (including relevant educational and psychological evaluations) to us. Records should be directed to the campus you are considering. Y.A.L.E. School can arrange admissions interviews at the request of school districts. The interview may include the student, parents/guardians, school district representatives, and Y.A.L.E. School’s professional staff.

How much does it cost?

In most cases, the child’s local school district pays tuition and transportation costs, at no cost to the parents. Y.A.L.E. School does accept private pay in a small number of cases.

How can I arrange a visit?

If you are interested in a tour, please reach out to your Child Study Team to let them know of your interest. Then, you may reach out to the admissions coordinator at Y.A.L.E. We encourage parents to tour with their Child Study Team. Tours of any of Y.A.L.E. School’s campuses can be arranged on most weekdays.