The Help Group’s Schools

The Help Group, a nonprofit organization and provider of nonpublic education, operates nine specialized schools and educational programs for children with social, emotional and learning differences from preschool through high school, as well as transition-age programs. The schools, recognized by the California Department of Education, apply prescriptive teaching methods, maintain small class sizes and offer individualized curricula to optimize the learning experience. Counseling, speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy complement the curriculum. Over 1,000 students are enrolled at four campuses in Culver City, Sherman Oaks, Valley Glen and Van Nuys.

Which students benefit from your programs?

Students with special needs, including autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays and emotional challenges, thrive in our specialized educational programs. We customize pathways to their goals, whether they’re college-bound or focused on vocational and independent skills development.

How do your schools help kids succeed?

Our schools provide comprehensive support and education for children with diverse needs, ensuring every child’s success and well-being. We offer a wide range of academic and enrichment programs to help students explore their interests, foster compassion and make a difference in the world. These programs range from our award-winning STEM and robotics to competitive California Interscholastic Federation athletics and intramural sports, student councils, creative and performing arts, and much more.

How can The Help Group support my child?

We provide a unique learning environment to enable students to realize their fullest potential of independence and skills across all academic areas. We offer individualized attention from staff who use an interactive, hands-on, multisensory approach. Intensive intervention and other support services are part of the curriculum.

How do you boost students’ emotional health?

Our highly trained clinicians provide individual and group mental health services and offer therapeutic support during challenging moments—empowering students with strategies to remain calm and focused. Our educational teams ensure the holistic well-being of our students, allowing them to thrive socially and emotionally.