Students are referred by their school district to attend High Road School and are generally in grades K–7 (aged 5 to 13). They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Emotional Disturbance (ED), Other Health Impairment (OHI) , OHI-ADD/ADHD, Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Speech or Language Impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Multiple Disabilities.
We are proud to employ certified special education teachers, staff trained in crisis intervention, and school social workers.
High Road School of New London – Primary serves a population of young learners in Kindergarten through seventh grade. Our amazing students have a diverse range of strengths and skills as well as special needs. We provide individualized educational programming alongside a comprehension behavior program to meet the unique needs of the students we serve. We utilize iReady adaptive assessments to continuously monitor our students’ growth and performance allowing us to tailor our curricular choices and instructional practices to meet each students’ needs. We incorporate multi-sensory activities across all subjects in order to provide highly engaging academics for students with every learning style. Additionally, all students receive individual sessions and social skills classes from ourLicensed Clinical Social Worker. We strive to provide a positive and supportive atmosphere focused on helping students to establish a desire to learn and the tools to reach their true potential.
Our interdisciplinary staff, led by our Education Director, consists of certified special education teachers, teaching assistants, school social workers, and school psychologists. Additionally, psychiatric, speech-language, and occupational therapy services are available contractually on an as-needed basis, delivered by qualified specialists. All faculty members work together collaboratively and cooperatively to implement our comprehensive special education program.
Certified Special educators, one certified school social worker (students receive at minimum ½ hour of individual social work and ½ hour of group social skills) , all staff trained in Life Space Crisis Intervention and Handle With Care.
We additionally have annual visits to the fire department and from the police department. This past year we held our first annual community career fair in which 6 local community members came and presented on their careers to students.