About This School
In 2010, Clearview School Day Treatment had 6 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Clearview School Day Treatment Reviews
I read the reviews with my mother she didn't want to look or check out the school because of the reviews. But we did we both love it! I'm am now a student here and it's amazing .
I went to this school for 6th to 8th grade, the reason I was there was for severe depression. After going to this school I had severe difficulty transferring to a public high school. Before I went to this school, I had sufficient grades (Albeit elementary school) even despite ADHD. The academics here are poor, partially to due with combining children with much difficulty learning with students at a level above them. Some days we didn't learn at all. Some days there were actually no academics at all. I was not at the appropriate level to transition to 9th grade at the end of my stay. I also lacked many social skills.
I do believe that this school was a bad fit for me, but that's not the reason I'm giving it one star. The staff is trained to wrestle children to the floor when they misbehave. I've seen a boy of 12 years old and severely autistic be restrained and literally dragged down the hallway numerous times, due to frustrations in schoolwork. I've seen teachers scream in children's faces. These were common tactics at Clearview, strong physical and emotional abuse on troubled kids.
They actually have a staff member they cal when a kid misbehaves, he'll come and put a kid in a headlock and take him away. They almost did it to me once, I don't even remember what I could have done to deserve that, or what anyone else could.
When I was there, they would give the kids free breakfast and lunch. Breakfast was sugary cereals like Lucky Charms, Cocoa Pebbles, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Lunch everyday was instant ramen, and a gatorade. Snack time before getting on the buses were cookies or chips, and another gatorade.
I would not recommend this school to any parent, no matter what circumstances your child is going through. Especially if they are at a higher level of social/educational function.
My stay was from 2002 to 2005.
This Program and it's staff has changed our lives forever. After a divorce my daughter had many emotional problems and would act out even violently at times. It just got worse and worse. I was afraid to take my daughter out of the house at times because I thought she might hurt one of the other kids. My life could have went in an entirely different direction if not for them. Now my daughter is in a very respected Private College on the deans list. Honestly it would have been impossible for that to happen otherwise.
This is not a school with anything to recommend it. It is unfortuante for any child to attend. The problems are numerous: older children who are bright are made to do things below their ability level; teachers who have not earned appropriate degrees have been hired; there has been a history of teachers verbally and emotionally abusing children; parents are not informed of decisions regarding their child(ren); parents are not given adequate information; misdiagnoses; terrible program for severely autistic children; parents and former students no longer involved with Clearview are not given copies of records and information; damaging information has in some cases been sent to subsequent schools; the program itself is woefully inadequate. 5 hours for older children is little more than a nursery school program and all on the taxpayers' dime! To make a bad thing even worse, the director is inordinately involved in the lives of the kids to an extreme degree and pretends to have the answers for the problem behaviors when in fact that is often just not the case. Brighter kids are ashamed of Clearview and want nothing to do with it and feel it is a source of deep stigma.