Since 1998, the shelter has operated an on-site school for children in Pre-K through 12th grade. We are the only children’s shelter in the state to offer on-site education. Through a partnership with Bentonville Public Schools, our residents attend school on-site and benefit from our low student-to-teacher ratio.
The education program spares children who have been traumatized the additional stress of starting a new school, as well as providing quality, individualized educational services. Students benefit from small classroom sizes taught by state-certified teachers trained in meeting the specialized classroom needs of children who have experienced trauma.
Our trauma-informed faculty and staff are trained to meet the unique emotional and social needs of a child in crisis.