About

Our Mission

At Charterhouse it matters to us that our students acquire skills and opportunities to become self-sufficient and live a good life. Our approach focuses on kids’ individual academic, behavioral, social and emotional needs while addressing the four developmental needs of the Circle of Courage™—belonging, independence, mastery and generosity.

Student Profile

Many of our students have experienced childhood trauma and are learning to live with mental health challenges. Charterhouse School offers services within four categories:

  • General Curriculum. Kids within this group exhibit emotional and specific learning disabilities and other health impairments.
  • Functional Curriculum. These students have intellectual disabilities, developmental challenges and autism spectrum disorder.
  • Neurological Differences. Many of these students have autism spectrum disorder and struggle with communication and social skills.
  • A Need for Significant Behavioral Support. These students require one-on-one staffing or even more attention for a wide range of reasons such as speech difficulties, self-injuring or a condition requiring skilled medical care.

The Charterhouse School Difference

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“Serving as Charterhouse School’s new Vice President of Education is truly an honor . I have always been passionate about empowering kids in need of specialized education. It’s been my longstanding belief that children deserve a rich academic foundation as well as exposure to values and social skills that prepare them for a meaningful and productive life.”

J. WADE PURYEAR

Vice President of Education

Personally and passionately helping students extend their reach

At Charterhouse, success starts with connecting with each student as a unique human being. We credit an incredibly committed staff for this. We teach values that can lead to success in life and nurture strong relationships among students, teachers and parents to make these values stick.

We strive to provide a holistic educational experience that helps students develop an understanding of the world, their community and how they fit into it. We take it a step further, too, by showing them how to lead, participate and contribute to a rapidly changing global society.

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Student Success Stories

“I’ve picked up independent living skills—not only how to speak properly and maintain eye contact with people, but also how to live on my own, how to get around and how to do specific day-to-day tasks.”

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“I recommend it because it’s a place where people on the spectrum can feel comfortable and meet new people and learn new things and get new experiences.”

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History

For over 30 years, Charterhouse School has provided compassionate care and academic instruction to kids with emotional challenges and neurological differences. Today, Charterhouse continues to offer cutting-edge programs and an expanding array of supportive services.

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Our Staff

We’re proud of the caring, passionate communities we’ve built. Learn more about our leaders and colleagues and browse our staff directories.

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Jobs

At Charterhouse School, you have the opportunity to collaborate with a team of professionals who are committed to our mission and dedicated to working with families and children. Learn about our employment opportunities through UMFS.

JOB OPENINGS

Several positions open at Charterhouse School- Edinburg

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Do you, or does someone you know, have a passion for relationships, collaboration, strengths-based approaches, and the relentless pursuit of solutions? We’re looking for unwavering champions for children to teach at Charterhouse School – Edinburg. We’re currently looking for teachers who like to teach small classes with no more than eight students per class. Special […]

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