Camelot Education Expands Therapeutic Day School to Custer Park
(Bourbonnais, IL – July 17, 2019) – Leading K-12 education solutions provider, Camelot Education announced it is moving its Therapeutic Day School (TDS) from Bourbonnais to Custer Park. Camelot TDS is relocating to the former Reed Custer Primary School, a 40,000 square-foot building located on an 11-acre campus.
The facility features a full-sized gym, cafeteria, picnic pavilion, walking trails, state-of-the-art motor room, as well as indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The facility, located at 35445 Washington Street, will help Camelot continue to meet the increased need for services. Twenty-eight local area school districts contract with Camelot to assist in providing year-round educational programs for 85 students ages three to 21 with autism spectrum disorder, cognitive or emotional disabilities, or other severe health impairments.
“Camelot decided to move after 11 years in our current space because we needed more room to expand student programming and post-secondary opportunities,” explained Camelot’s Deputy Superintendent for TDS Theresa Mortl Smith. “The campus in Bourbonnais and the community served us well for years. We are thankful for the partnerships built in Bourbonnais, many of which will continue after the move.”
Camelot is creating additional jobs in the region. Camelot TDS currently employs 61 local employees and anticipates hiring more. The job opportunities are available online.
Camelot’s new campus is also home to The Center in Custer Park, a community center for non-profits, business, civic groups and events. The Center will continue to utilize space and operate programming on evenings and weekends.
About Camelot Education:
Camelot Education is an innovative education solutions provider partnering with public school districts in the United States. Many of Camelot’s programs serve students with exceptional needs and those who thrive in an alternative education setting. In partnership with school districts, Camelot excels in creating programming and structures for diverse learners.
Kelly Anne Ohde, Camelot Education