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Hope School - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Hope School
50 Hazel Lane
Springfield, IL 62705-5810
(217) 585-5437 (Local)
(217) 786-3356 (Fax)
(217) 529-5766 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

Licensed by the Illinois Department of Family Services and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as a Special Function School.

Hours of operation: 24 hours, 7 days.


Cliff Hathaway, Principal
Shawn Jeffers, Executive Director,
Shayne Squires, Community Relations Coordinator, (217) 585-5189

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • The Hope School Therapeutic Learning Center offers a full array of educational services and supports to current residents and day students.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Offers internship/supervised fieldwork placement in special education and regular in-service/short-term training programs.
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