A day school, as opposed to a residential school, is a school where students are provided educational instruction during the day, and return home at night.

A therapeutic day school is a day school for students who need extra support after experiencing difficulties in a traditional academic setting; usually, these difficulties are due to a mental or behavioral disability. Therapeutic day schools provide special education services as well as additional supports such as: 

  • Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Social skills
  • Behavior modification
  • Small class sizes
  • Individualized instruction