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Specialized Education – John G. Wood School

Program Description

the 1970’s, VHBG’s leaders recognized that for some children, a specialized
school would be very beneficial, and John G. Wood School (JGW) opened. Today,
JGW serves as a K-12 school, helping children with complex emotional,
behavioral, and academic challenges. JGW is a fully accredited private day
school for students in grades K-12 and is licensed to serve up to 61 students each
year. The school’s programs align with the Teaching-Family
Model, Trauma-Informed Care, Aggression Replacement Training, and Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy. JGW’s small classrooms provide a 5:1 or 8:1
student-to-staff ratio – depending on the age and level of need – with
additional support from behavioral specialists and a full-time therapist. Students participate in a full academic curriculum to meet Virginia Standards of Learning and graduation requirements. In addition, a school-wide behavioral program incorporates group counseling, leadership training, and an incentive system to monitor student’s progress and support their social and emotional growth. At JGW, we have many ways to teach our kids these essential skills.JGW’s early-intervention elementary school is the only program in the Richmond metro area that addresses aggression, teaches social skills, and has a primary goal of returning the students back to a public school setting. It serves students who are unable to succeed in traditional public school because of their need for special education services or individualized instruction. The goal is for the program to support the student to build stronger social-emotional skills, coping skills, and greater impulse control so that they are able to return to a regular classroom.

Program Address

8716 West Broad Henrico Virginia 23294




Henrico County

Primary Population Served

K-12 (5-19 years)

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