The Wediko School’s admissions process is focused on determining “goodness of fit” between Wediko and the student. To do this, we look at each student’s unique strengths and challenges, reviewing not only the diagnoses, but also the student’s current functioning and behaviors in different contexts. Because we are a relational program, we also look very closely at whether we have an appropriate peer group.
To begin the admissions process, the Admissions Team first reviews documentation that describes the clinical, educational, and functional/behavioral needs of the student.
The Admissions Team then speaks at length with parents and consults with involved professionals (i.e. educational consultants, previous programs, and/or therapists) to gain comprehensive perspectives on the student.
Finally, students, and families are invited to tour campus and interview with a Wediko clinician. For students unable to come to campus, we are able to make alternative interview arrangements.
Admissions decisions are made as a team, based on “goodness of fit” of the student and family with our program, as well as space available. Admissions are rolling throughout the year.
Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $18,125 per month. While some families pay privately, approximately half of our students receive funding through their school districts. To determine whether your son may be eligible for an out-of-district residential placement, contact the Special Education Director of your school district. Unfortunately, Wediko is unable to work with insurance companies, nor are we able to offer scholarships or tuition assistance at this time.
Parent applications may be filled out and submitted online using our secure parent portal. You will be prompted to create an account, which will allow you to fill out the application, save for later editing, and submit when complete.
As one of Wediko’s Co-Directors, Betsy maintains responsibility for the Residential Program, with overarching responsibility for all programming and campus operations. Betsy also manages Wediko’s relationships with our state partners at DCYF and leads the Facility Dog Program as a certified handler for Iden, our facility dog who provides therapeutic support to the students and staff on campus. Previously to serving as Co-Director, Betsy has worked in a variety of roles, including Dorm Clinician, Weekend Program Manager and Residential Director. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Plymouth State University and a Master of Education in school counseling from Keene State College.