Special Education

We respect the privacy of your child, and confidentiality is important to us. If your child is enrolled, our staff will diligently work to meet your child’s needs. We look forward to working closely with parents to develop the best team possible!

45 day screen for new students: By law we conduct a 45 day screen during your child’s first 45 days of school. It helps us get to know your child, to learn what their needs may be, and it gives them time to learn to be at school and adjust to new routines. Parents are informed if there are any concerns, and if necessary we will meet with you early on and as a team to discuss your child’s needs and develop a plan to support your child’s growth.

Mountain School is a full inclusion school; which means that all students will be in a regular classroom/program full time. Students with disabilities are in the classroom with non-disabled peers for the majority of the time, and services are provided for the child as needed.

Here is a general overview of some of the services available to students with disabilities who are enrolled in Mountain School. If your child has an Individual Education Plan, and is enrolled at Mountain School, we will carefully work to fulfill the requirements of the IEP.


Mountain School will strive to meet the requirements stated in a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Services provided include differentiated instruction in reading, writing, and math according to the IEP:

  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Counseling services
  • Other services determined by requirements of the IEP


The majority of instruction comes from the classroom teacher, with the support of specialized staff

  • Special Services Director: 30+ years of experience working with children with special needs.
  • Support staff: 30+ years of experience in the classroom including specialized instruction in reading and math.
  • Speech/Language Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Counseling services

Parent/School Team

We approach each IEP with parents, teachers, and students (when appropriate) working together to provide support and services that best reflect the needs of the student. If your child is enrolled at Mountain School, we will look forward to meeting with you!