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Mansion High School

Mansion High School

Mansion High School’s (MHS) mission is to bring balance to students’ lives. MHS provides a therapeutic and academic environment supporting students’ mental health and empowering their academic and personal growth.  The primary goal of the Mansion program is to reduce the impact of life’s obstacles such that students are empowered to attend and engage in academic learning and personal growth experiences.

Mansion High School maintains a low staff-to-student ratio, with a maximum enrollment of thirty students. The program is specifically designed for students who have difficulty functioning in a large school environment. With four academic classrooms, individual, small and whole group therapies, Physical Education, Music and Art opportunities, students move around the school setting much like a traditional high school, yet in a more intimate, small school setting.

An essential component of the Mansion program is the Solutions-based Brief Therapy (SfBT) model utilized throughout the day in both clinical and academic settings.

The Mansion High School Clinical Team also offers an array of family support services, including family consultations, outreach, consultations with outside therapists, referral information for community supports, and transition services for students during and after their high school years.

The Mansion High School is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved program. Students can earn their high school diploma upon completing coursework aligned with their home school’s graduation requirements. Mansion operates a 5.5 hour school day from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm with transportation provided by the home school district.

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I love my school

“I love my school because I have great teachers and friends.”

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I like to socialize and laugh

“I like to socialize and laugh with my friends every day.”

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Little Friends staff are remarkable people

“As parents, we feel truly thankful and blessed for the opportunities that Little Friends has provided and offered.  Little Friends staff are remarkable people who are dedicated to what they do and those they serve.”

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Good times with friends and people who care

“For my son, this has not been just a school but the place where he spends good times with friends and people who care about him.”

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How grateful we are

“How grateful we are to all the angels who work with our son at Little Friends. This is his home.”

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Krejci means so much to Us

“Krejci means so much to us because it’s been the one place that has truly helped my child excel and grow; the place that he is not judged or made to feel different but accepted. I am so appreciative of the patience, care, and hard work from all the Krejci staff.”

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Positive Impact on our Family

“Respite has had such a positive impact on our family. We love that our kids can socialize with other families that share our similarities. It gives me comfort knowing he is in good hands”