The Children’s School will serve up to 119 children in kindergarten through eighth grade and is specifically designed to seamlessly integrate academic curriculum with best practice behavioral health to meet the unique needs of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and related challenges.

This unique program was founded in the school-based behavioral health program developed at the Child Development Center at University of California, Irvine over the past 35 years.  The Children’s School will establish this program as an independent, non-profit institution in the community, according to a release from the school.

The Children’s School will be guided by a Scientific Advisory Board led by Sabrina Schuck, Ph.D.,assistant professor of pediatrics at University of California, Irvine, who is responsible for training and program development at The Children’s School, along with a team of renowned child development scholars and practitioners, including;

Maryam Abdullah, Ph.D., parenting editor, The Center for the Greater Good, University of California, Berkeley
John Brady, Ph.D., professor emeritus of education, Chapman University
Wendy Goldberg, Ph.D., professor emerita of psychological science, University of California, Irvine
Ron Kotkin, Ph.D., clinical professor emeritus of pediatrics, University of California, Irvine
Matt Koury, M.D., M.P.H. child & adolescent psychiatrist and founder, The Mind Health Institute
Kimberley Lakes, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, University of California, Riverside
Marc Lerner, M.D., developmental pediatrician and clinical professor emeritus, University of California, Irvine

The Children’s School has raised more than $800,000 of their $1 million goal from generous community supporters. The 13,778 square-foot school is scheduled to open in September at 3400 Michelson Drive, Suite 200 Irvine, providing an easy-to-access, freeway-close location from surrounding areas, according to the release.

The Children’s School adheres to Common Core State Standards coupled with evidence-based behavioral intervention provided by specially trained paraprofessional specialists and licensed behavioral health professionals. The school emphasizes self-regulation, self-awareness, productivity, and relational skills in a small class setting (approximately 15 students with a 5:1 student/faculty ratio). Parents participate in continuous parent education and seminars aimed to support consistency between home and school, the release said.

The non-profit private Children’s School is currently offering preview sessions, presented by Dr. Schuck. All presentations will be held on Wednesdays at the new campus. To learn more about the new campus, program details, tuition, and admissions, visit to register to attend a preview Ssssion.

Contact the school at or 949.522.1754.

Source: The Children’s School