Educational Services

Non-Public Schools

Sierra Vista's Non-Public Schools accepts children diagnosed as severely emotionally disturbed who qualify for this level of educational placement. Children from the community, as well as our Residential Program, receive education and mental health services in an environment that fosters academic, social, and emotional growth.


The program provides full academic assessment, specialized curriculum for learning disabilities, vocational education, crisis intervention, an activity program, and family counseling.


Instruction is designed to fit the individual needs of each student, kindergarten through eighth grade. Social skills training, art, music, drama, and community outings are some of the self-esteem building activities of the school program.


Students qualifying for specialty mental health services receive counseling and case management from clinical staff under the supervision of a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.


The coordination between residential services and non-public school services provides consistent therapeutic programming that allows the quickest possible move to a less restrictive environment.


Enrollment Process
The schools provide educational and mental health services for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. A child may be enrolled in Sierra Vista's Non-Public School after an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) team decides it is the most appropriate educational placement.


There is no cost to the families of children in this program. The school district and the Special Education Local Planning Area in which the student resides fund placements in Sierra Vista's Non-Public Schools.



Public School-Based Services

Sierra Vista's Public School-Based Services include counseling support in the classroom, social skills instruction, and behavioral case management. The services are designed to meet the needs of children who qualify for special education services in the least restrictive educational environment.


A collaborative between Stanislaus Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Stanislaus County Office of Education and Sierra Vista Child & Family Services provides counseling and assessment services in the classroom for children who are diagnosed as emotionally disturbed.

The counseling program is designed to meet the needs of emotionally disturbed children in the least restrictive environment and provide three levels of intensity.


Kirk Baucher Non-Public School
2524 Finney Road
Modesto, CA 95354
p. 209-550-5858
f.  209-523-4625

Sierra Vista Learning Center Non-Public School
830 E. Minnesota Avenue
Turlock, CA 95382
p. 209-216-0101
f.  209-216-0104

Public School Based Services

1700 McHenry Village Way, Suite 11B

Modesto, CA 95350

p. 209-550-5879

f.  209-579-5761