Our philosophy at Compass is that students should have access to high-quality services in the school building. It decreases the logistical challenges of traveling to appointments in the community. Our specialists also partner closely with classroom teachers so that the entire treatment team is working consistently with students, thereby increasing their effectiveness. We offer the following services:

Advisory Program

Every student at Compass is assigned to an advisory group run by a faculty advisor. Advisory groups are small, usually five students or fewer. The Advisory Program focuses on organization, homework and social emotional learning. Students are prompted to use their on-line learning management systems, assisted in planning their homework schedule, and provided regular follow up on their homework completion. Advisors also stay in close contact with parents, tracking homework, attendance, and success in their courses and opening up lines of communication with families.


We maintain a licensed psychologist on staff to assist students with social skills such as dealing with the challenges of adolescence, establishing friendships, developing coping skills and advocacy skills, among others. In addition to drop in services, individual psychotherapy as well as psycho-educational testing services are available for an additional fee. For more information on Dr. Popper’s services, please visit her website.

Educational Therapy

Compass’s program is designed to provide students with an educational program that is individualized and intensive. Because of our small class size and academic skills courses, most students don’t require one-on-one tutoring. However, for students who need individual educational therapy, this service is available on-site for an additional fee.

Occupational Therapy

An occupational therapist pushes into classrooms to assist students in developing gross and fine motor skills. Our OT consults with teachers, focusing on students’ ability to develop independent living skills and use technology. Individual OT services are available on site for an additional fee.

Speech and Language Therapy

Our licensed Speech and Language Pathologist works with students who require individual speech and language therapy to address deficits in expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language. This service is available for an additional fee.