School Age Program

The Clear View School offers students a fully comprehensive therapeutic treatment program within an academic setting that fully complies with New York State Standards. Students have the opportunity to receive a NYS Regents Diploma, Regents Diploma with Distinction, a local diploma, and a Career Development and Occupational Studies Credential (CDOS). Class sizes are small, with a student/teacher ratio of 3:1, allowing for individualized and small group instruction tailored to each student’s needs. Special education services are available along with life skills and prevocational studies offered at all levels. The Clear View School is a New York State Office of Mental Health licensed facility.

Upon admission to Clear View, a comprehensive individualized plan is developed for each child addressing unique and specific mental health treatment needs and therapeutic teaching strategies. Treatment plans are designed and implemented by a dedicated and highly-qualified clinical staff and are fully integrated with the academic program. Each child and family is assigned a therapist who will work with them during their entire time at Clear View.
Recognizing the importance of the family’s role, parents/guardians are required to participate in counseling and treatment which is also provided by Clear View professionals. Treatment can be accessed  through the 24 hour telephone crisis response line after school hours and on the weekend in times of crisis.

Upper Grade Program Admission If you are a parent/guardian who believes your child may benefit from attending The Clear View School, you are urged to:

  • Contact the Committee on Special Education in the school district where you reside. The Committee will set up the proper evaluations and screenings needed to determine eligibility to attend The Clear View School.
  • For questions about the admission process, please call Karen O’Gara, MS Ed. at 914.941.9513.

“[My therapist] has been a guiding light for me since my early days here at Clear View. Patient, kind and understanding, and always ready to help tackle whatever problem comes our way.”
– Graduate