Photo of Assessment Center studentWe serve students in grades 5-12 whose families and teachers have unanswered questions about students’ educational needs. The Assessment Center is a school within a school, where students spend up to 45 days learning social skills, self-control and self-advocacy, while continuing to pursue the learning they started in their home school district. Our team of experts assesses students’ educational and social/emotional needs in a safe and calm environment.

Who we serve:

The Assessment Center is for students in grades 5-12 who:

  • Have complex educational and/or mental health needs

  • Display a sudden onset or have severe and chronic emotional/psychiatric needs

  • Whose educational records may be missing or incomplete

  • Who need clarification regarding program placement

Our approach

We offer a highly structured school day that includes:

  • Close collaboration with parents and the referring school to find the best possible educational solutions for each student

  • Partnerships with community agencies in order to meet student educational needs for medical, mental health, and social services

  • A calm learning environment with tools for effective communication, social-emotional skills and self-regulation

  • Guidance for students as they set goals, gain confidence and map their path to success

  • Teachers and staff that treat students with respect, dignity and compassion

Our team:

  • Autism specialist

  • Behavior analyst

  • Occupational therapist

  • Physical health/disabilities teacher

  • Physical therapist

  • School psychologist

  • School nurse

  • Social worker

  • Speech/language clinician

  • Classroom teacher

Additional services and benefits

  • Individual and small-group instruction

  • Flexible learning spaces and sensory rooms

  • Mental health support and diagnostic assessment

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Assessment Center
2540 County Rd F East
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (map)

(p): 651-415-5530
(f): 651-415-5599

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School hours

Monday - Friday
8:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

School leaders

Tammy Bednar
(p): 651-415-6501