Nurtured by our skilled staff, your child will prepare for life in the community. From intensive life skills guidance to academic and social emotional development, every program is tailored to meet your child’s unique needs.

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A fulfilling life reaches far beyond classroom walls, and so should your child’s education. At Krejci Academy, we teach the skills students need to live in the community.  Our therapeutic environment adapts to their needs, whether your child is mastering basic life skills or studying more traditional academics.  Regardless of learning style, we teach community integration to every student. Learn more about our new Early Childhood Special Education Program starting Summer 2019.

Krejci Academy serves students with the following diagnoses:

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  • Autism

  • Developmental Disability

  • OHI

  • Emotional Disability

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Multiple Impairments

Services Provided as Needed:

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  • 1:1 Instruction

  • Speech Language Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Group and Individual Counseling

  • Recreation Therapy

  • Social Skills Training

  • ABA Therapy

  • Vocational Services

  • Music

  • PE

  • Computer Resource

  • Pet Therapy

Admission Criteria:

  • Must be between 5 and 21 years of age

  • Have an IEP for special education services



The Mansion is an alternative high school for students who have average or above average intelligence and have difficulty functioning in a traditional school setting. The program combines academics, group therapy and psychoeducational learning to help students develop the skills necessary to return to their public school, graduate, find a job or prepare for additional educational opportunities.

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Mansion High School students are often diagnosed with the following:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety Disorder

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • School Refusal

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Agoraphobia

  • Post –Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Services include:

  • Academic curriculum aligned to Common Core standards

  • Daily Group Therapy

  • Individual therapy/crisis intervention as needed

  • Emotional Education Curriculum

  • Animal Assisted Activity

  • Family Therapy

  • Transition Services

Admission Criteria:

  • Grades 9-12

  • Have an IEP for special education services

  • Be able to function without the need for physical management




The Bridge High School provides an alternative functional community-based curriculum to students who typically have not succeeded in their home schools.  Students are provided with transition planning services via instruction in the areas of life skills, functional academics, community vocational activities, and social-emotional learning.   Successful attainment of transition outcomes and work skills competency facilitates a successful transition to adulthood.


Our students are often diagnosed with the following:

  • Autism

  • Cognitive Disability

  • Emotional Disability

  • OHI

Services include:

  • Functional Academics

  • Community Instruction

  • Life skills Classes

  • Vocational Classes

  • Community Vocational Activities

  • Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum

  • Music

  • OT Consult

  • Speech/Language

  • Transition Services

Admission Criteria:

  • Must be between the ages of 14 and 21

  • Have an IEP for special education services

  • Must be largely independent for personal care including toileting



Krejci Academy

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619 E. Franklin Street
Naperville, IL 60540

Bridge High School

2318 Wisconsin Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Mansion High School

126 N. Wright Street
Naperville, IL 60540

Little Friends' School Programs Bullying Policy

At Little Friends' School Programs, student safety is our first priority.  We recognize that a safe learning environment is essential to help each of our students succeed.  All of our schools have a zero tolerance for bullying or cyber-bullying behavior of any kind.  Our bullying policy for each of our schools can be found below, with specific details regarding the definition of bullying and how any complaints of bullying will be addressed.