Our residential program provides a comprehensive treatment approach that includes behavioral/psychological care, education, medical care, and residential living to focus on decreasing aggressive and self-injurious behaviors, and increasing the child’s ability to achieve educational outcomes. If you are interested in exploring Heartspring, we suggest starting a dialogue with your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to discuss if this may be an appropriate option.

Please refer to the following PDFs to guide you through our admissions and enrollment process.


General information on the admissions process, Heartspring School, and our programs:
Admissions Inquiry  


Our admissions application and required documents:
Admissions Application  


Information on the enrollment and intake process after your child is approved for admission:
Admissions Enrollment  

How is the Heartspring School tuition paid?

The majority of the students who attend Heartspring are placed through the students’ IEP teams and funded by their local school district. Very few students qualify for funding through insurance providers. However, on a case-by-case basis, this may be possible. Some students have multiple agencies involved in the placement and in the funding (such as a school district, a child welfare agency, adoption subsidy, etc.). For some families, paying privately and/or outside financing may be an option. To learn more about outside financing, visit, or you may conduct an online search for education loans for private K-12 schools.

Licensing & Accreditation

Heartspring is licensed by the Kansas State Department of Education, the Kansas Department for Children and Families and the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Student and Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP).

Heartspring is certified/accredited by various state departments/agencies to serve students from multiple states, in addition to international students. For a complete list of accreditations, please contact the Admissions Department.

Special Education Resources for Parents

To further explore your child’s educational rights, you can visit one or more of the following websites for additional information and resources. You may also want to visit your state’s Department of Education website to find specific regulations that may apply.

Heartspring is not affiliated with, nor makes any guarantee or endorsement, for these companies/organizations.

Students the Heartspring School Serves:

  • Boys and girls ages five through 22
  • Students impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, cognitive impairments, or multiple disabilities
  • Students with severe, challenging, aggressive, or self-injurious behavior (often exceeding the resources available in the student’s local community)
  • Mild to moderate medical conditions such as seizure disorder, diabetes, food/environmental allergies, gastro-intestinal conditions, etc
  • Students who may not be able to communicate verbally, requiring Augmentative and Alternative Communication including devices and communication books

Students the Heartspring School Does Not Serve:

  • Students who lack a clear Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis or lack an intellectual disability
  • Students whose primary diagnosis is a psychiatric condition such as schizophrenia, conduct disorder, personality disorder, or bipolar disorder (without a co-occurring diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Students with extreme behaviors of self-harm such as cutting, or suicidal or homicidal ideations
  • Students who have used weapons towards others or have a history of fire-setting
  • Students who may be planful in their behavior towards others or who violently and specifically target peers
  • Students with sexually deviant or sexually aggressive behavior
  • Medically fragile students who require ventilators, tracheostomies, or who are unable to independently navigate their environment

For more information on the admissions process please contact:

Kristina Baker

Director of Family Services and Community Outreach
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Haleigh Thom

Haleigh Thom

Admissions Coordinator
316-634 -8857