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Jolicoeur School

A Certified Special Education School

The Jolicoeur School is an educational program of Easter Seals NH.

The school provides services to students ages 5-21 who have educational disabilities. Each of the classrooms on our two campuses is supervised by a certified special education teacher and teacher assistants. Additional faculty is available as required by students’ specific needs.

The Jolicoeur School focuses on academic fundamentals through emphasis on core subject area instruction. Additionally we provide opportunities for students to gain exposure and mastery of academic subjects, as well as develop vocational skills.

Faculty members use Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to help students develop behavioral and social skills. This skill-building occurs in a structured setting, supporting and reinforcing the students’ developing self-confidence and self-esteem.

Addressing Academic, Social and Behavior Challenges


  • Academic curriculum including art, music and physical education aligned with the New Hampshire state standards.
  • Faculty-student ratio ranges from 1:1 to 1:6. Ratio depends on specific student requirements.
  • Academic, psychosocial and occupational, physical therapy, speech, and vocational evaluations and testing conducted by full-time faculty.
  • Individual and group counseling sessions available in every treatment plan. Each student is assigned a therapist and on-call therapeutic support is available.
  • Physical, occupational and speech and language therapy are provided in the classroom or community.
  • Computers with internet access are located in each classroom with the teaching staff providing instructional support.
  • Pre-vocational and vocational training provided in-house and at business sites within the Manchester community.

Family Focused Approach

Parental input and participation are an important part of the team and are vital to the child’s success in the program. Case Managers also assists in identifying additional services and resources for the student and family.


  • Extended school year programming
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech & Language therapy
  • Clinical services
  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Vocational services
  • Camping & recreation programs
  • Special Olympics
  • Residential services
  • Standardized testing
  • Integrated arts program
  • Transportation
  • Jolicoeur choir

For more information about the Jolicoeur School and related services or to arrange a personal visit, contact:

John Soucy
Senior Vice-President

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