Epworth provides special education services for adolescents, ages 7 to 21, who have been diagnosed with severe learning disabilities, emotional disorders and/or behavioral disorders through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process. Epworth's progressive school program integrates intensive therapy services with academic studies, vocational training, small classes, and life skills development to prevent educational failure, help adolescents successfully return to their community schools whenever possible, earn high school credits, and graduate from high school or complete their General Education Degree (GED).
- Epworth School serves adolescents who have been diagnosed with behavior disorders, emotional disorders, or learning disabilities through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process.
- Student population includes Epworth residents and day treatment students referred from school districts in Illinois and St. Louis metropolitan area (including St. Charles and Jefferson Counties), and St. Louis County Special School District.
- Each class is taught by a state certified special education teacher and trained teacher's aide.
- Additional day treatment staff includes eight licensed therapists and a physical education teacher.
- Classes are small, averaging eight students in each classroom. The 4:1 student to teacher ratio allows our students to receive close attention from our faculty.
- All students receive life skills instruction and attend individual and group therapy weekly. Social skills such as anger management and conflict resolution are also taught.
- Special electives include art, drawing, cooking and creative writing.
- An Individual Education Program (lEP) is required for each student prior to admission.
- For information regarding the school program contact: Main Office at 314.918.3316