What We Do
At Clairview School, dedicated professionals educate more than 100 students, ages 5-21, all of whom have different needs, abilities, and interests. Three onsite Early Intervention classrooms and one Head Start classroom serve children under the age of 5. School-age classrooms include Emotional Support, Autistic Support, Multiple Disabilities Support, and Life Skills Support.
Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation (MDE) team members work together to develop strength-based Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). These documents guide teachers, parents, and therapists through each student's educational programming and post-secondary transition planning. The Westmoreland Intermediate Unit employs speech therapists, occupational and physical therapists, and a vision therapist, all of whom have offices at Clairview. In addition, Clairview employs two full-time nurses, a guidance counselor, Personal Care Assistants, and a school psychologist.
Teachers focus lessons on academic, social, behavior, and life skills. Community-based instruction and vocational training are important parts of Clairview's goals. Students also have opportunities to practice life skills including budgeting, cleaning, and meal preparation.