mission and philosophy

Mission Statement

It is the mission of The Learning Clinic Country Day School and the Rolling Ridge Residential Program to provide a complete range of services in education and treatment for students and their families.

Our aim is to assist students in meeting their academic goals and preparing for future experiences in educational, vocational, and community settings. Our programs prepare students to live and work as full participants within their communities.

Most important, we aim to help students maintain and improve their relationships with their families, with parents and siblings, and their social interactions and relationships within the larger community with dignity, independence and purpose.


The Learning Clinic offers a friendly, rural setting. Our 300-acre campus includes a eight classroom buildings, a farm, barns, and horseback riding ring. Five miles of trails lead around our fly-fishing pond. Our education program is entirely personalized. Teachers and students plan each day and write each objective. Opportunities exist for vocational shadowing and work-study. We ensure that each child demonstrates success.  We believe each child is unique in the way they meet academic and personal challenges.

Our students find challenge and motivation in wilderness camping, canoeing, and hiking. Noncompetitive sports and games, swimming, boating, and biking are part of the daily program. We want students to have fun and increase their self-esteem while practicing new skills.

We offer counseling and evaluations to help your child meet the challenges of choosing a career interest and apprentice experience. Our staff includes clinicians who work with parents, teachers, and residential staff to identify treatment goals and to measure progress.

TLC provides residential care in a home like setting. Families participate in planning home visits on weekends and holidays. Regular campus and community activities are part of each student’s schedule.