Special Education Program

Keith Thompson Non Public School


Affiliated with Chamberlain’s Youth Services, Keith Thompson Non-Public School (KTNPS) is a private, nonsectarian school certified by the State of California. The purpose of a non-public school is to provide special education services to students based on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Students enrolled may be struggling academically, behaviorally, and socially. Students are referred by their school district of residence based on the IEP team determination.


Student Eligibility:

The student population at KTNPS is between grades 1-8 who have a primary special education eligibility of Emotionally Disturbed (ED), Other Health Impaired (OHI), or Learning Disabled (LD). Students are intellectually capable of accessing academic material at their grade level but manifest specific learning challenges that prevent them from performing at grade level and following typical school and behavioral expectations.


For a student to be considered for enrollment, the student’s home school district must first forward a referral packet to the school. KTNPS cannot process intake requests directly from a parent or private practitioner.