September 25, 2021
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The Wilder School 

COVID-19 Updates

The district administration receive regular, at least daily updates and alerts from the Vermont Department of Health (DOH), the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) and the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The notices we receive are specific to the virus in Vermont, and specifically to what Vermont schools should be doing to prevent the virus from spreading. Visit the COVID-19 Updates page for information on how the Hartford School District is addressing the situation.


Alternative Program

The Alternative Program at The Wilder School is an educational therapeutic program serving students, grades 1 through 12, 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 elementary school through high school who have autism or other related developmental disabilities. Using principles of applied behavior analysis, this 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)