July 20, 2024
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Welcome to the Wilder School 


For updated information about this year's budget process, see the Budget Information page.


Alternative Program

The Alternative Program at The Wilder School is an educational therapeutic program serving students, grades 2 through 8, from the Hartford Area Regional Collaborative member schools.  Students with severe behavioral disabilities are referred to the Wilder School by the member supervisory unions.

The goal of the Alternative Program is to collaborate with the student and the family to meet each student's academic, social and emotional needs. Intensive and comprehensive education and mental health services are provided using a family centered approach. Services are highly individualized and include active parents and school partnerships. The program seeks to assist students in acquiring the skills necessary to form and maintain relationships and to be successful in a school setting.

Refer a Student to the Alternative Program at The Wilder School (referral completed by School Representative only)

Autism Program

The Autism Program at The Wilder School provides educational and clinical services for students in middle school and high school who have Autism. The program strives to teach students effective communication skills, social skills, functional academic skills, self-help/personal care skills, ADL skills and pre-vocational/ vocational skills training.

The team is comprised of Licensed Special Education teachers, a Speech-Language Pathologist, an Occupational Therapist, a Physical Therapist and Paraprofessional support staff. They provide individual and small group instruction, both in school and in the community, to help their students generalize and maintain their skills in all environments.

The team strives to provide students with the skills necessary for them to "learn how to learn". The program supports students and families with all transitions, whether that be to a less restrictive setting such as back to their sending school, to another collaborative/alternative placement, or to adult services.

Refer a Student to the Autism Program at The Wilder School (referral completed by School Representative only)

The Wilder School: Safe. Respectful. Caring. Inclusive.

Students with learning and social/emotional needs grow, thrive, and learn by experiencing positive relationships. The Wilder School creates a safe, respectful, caring, and inclusive environment that fosters those positive relationships. The team at The Wilder School believes all of their students can develop to their fullest potential and contribute positively to their community.

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