Ages 5 - 22, Grades K - 12

The primary focus is on student academic achievement and personal growth through a program that strengthens each student’s self-concept and develops pro-social skills. The school year runs from August to June, with a five-week extended school year program for those approved. Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary team includes a wide variety of professionals providing academic and social/emotional supports customized to meet the needs of each child.

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At PHILLIPS, We See the Masterpiece In Every Child.

Our day program features:

  • Teachers and assistants in small, self-contained classes

  • Counseling and family support services

  • Behavioral specialists with focus on positive behavioral supports and individualized programming

  • Differentiated instruction to include individualized student academic programs

  • Social skills instruction featuring Skill Streaming®

  • Speech-language pathologists including the implementation of Social Thinking® and problem scaling

  • Occupational therapists to include sensory regulation

  • Reading interventions such as Wilson Reading System ® and Lindamood-Bell®

  • Designing Futures – 3D design and print program

  • Work readiness program

  • State-standard curricula meeting requirements for a high school diploma (DC and VA)

  • State-mandated assessments (PARCC and SOL)

We are:

  • State-approved to serve students ages 5 - 22 and grades K - 12 with:

    • Autism

    • Emotional Disability

    • Other Health Impairment

    • Specific Learning Disability

    • Intellectual Disability

    • Multiple Disabilities

  • Licensed to operate from the Virginia Board of Education

  • Accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF) whose process has been approved by the Virginia Counsel for Private Education (VCPE) as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education

  • Approved for placement by Virginia and the District of Columbia

  • Member of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC)

  • Member of the District of Columbia Association for Special Education (DCASE)

  • Member of the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF)


Alteasha Ervin, M.A., ABA, Program Director

Beth Asiello, MA, Behavior Supervisor

Corinne Bolder, M.Ed.,Ed.S, Education Supervisor

Hannah Ojard, MSW, LCSW, Counseling Department

Kizzy Childs, Program Support Coordinator, Admissions

11230 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 703-591-1146 / 703-591-1148 fax



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