Welcome to LifeWorks Schools, a network of coed residential and day schools for students in elementary, middle, and high school. Our mission is to provide intensive therapeutic programming in an environment that inspires academic success and personal growth.
Foundations for Building Student Success
Welcome to the LifeWorks Schools, a network of coed residential and day schools for students in elementary, middle and high school. Our mission is to provide intensive therapeutic programming in an environment that inspires academic success and personal growth. We serve the academic, behavioral and counseling needs of students through a spectrum of tailored programs. Our students can learn skills, values and principles they can apply beyond the classroom.
About LifeWorks School
LifeWorks Schools are a network of private, academic schools that serve the academic, behavioral and counseling needs of middle and high school students through a spectrum of innovative programs. Our students take ownership of the learning process and come to appreciate their individuality through skills, values and principles they can apply beyond the classroom.
HOURS & LOCATION
LifeWorks School operates on a school calendar of 180 student days, with daily school hours, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. LifeWorks School can also provide an Extended School Year (ESY) for students that require a summer program. Our main location is located on the Foundations Behavioral Health campus in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, but we have other locations around the state with alternative focuses.
LifeWorks accepts students who need a small, structured learning environment. Across our school locations, we are able to serve students from 1st to 12th grade.
Programs and services may vary by location, but our goal remains the same: each student will develop the necessary skills to maximize their potential.
Our programming can help with:
Anxiety and depression reduction
Healthy relationships and family systems
Trauma, grief and loss
Emotional and Learning Support Program
The Emotional/Learning Support Program offers a robust curriculum based on Common Core and Pennsylvania Department of Education State Standards. Through academic instruction and counseling support services, students can improve academic success, develop positive coping and leadership skills, gain positive socialization and interpersonal skills and reduce behavioral health symptoms.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Program
Our autism programs provide research-based behavioral analysis and educational programs to middle and high school students. We utilize a behavior improvement system guided by the principles of applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports. Students participate in a variety of functional and meaningful activities to enhance their ability to live and work independently.
Internalizing and School Refusal Behavior Program
We provide a small, structured and secure classroom environment designed to provide emotional support to students with anxiety or mood disorders. We match motivation and capability to increase student attendance, educational and socio-emotional achievement.
Externalizing and Conduct Disorder Program
This program focuses on skill development in the areas of problem-solving, anger management, accepting responsibility, social skills and communication skills. Emphasis is placed on teaching students to understand their feelings, solve problems, resolve conflict and mirror appropriate assertiveness.
Extended School Year
We help students in grades 1 through 12 who need a structured and compassionate learning environment with a small student-to-staff ratio. The Extended School Year (ESY) program is open to all students with ESY indicated on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). These students may have academic or emotional challenges that require a structured summer program to minimize regression during the summer break. The ESY program is a six-week program that operates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., four days a week.
Residential School Program
Foundations offers Academic and Behavioral Health Services to male and female students between the ages of 12 and 21 who fall under the following classifications:
833 E. Butler Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901 215-489-3028
LifeWorks School is located on the 12-acre main campus of Foundations Behavioral Health in Doylestown, Bucks County Pennsylvania. LifeWorks School offers an Emotional Support/Learning Support Program for students enrolled in elementary, middle and high school grades 1-12. LifeWorks School is a specialized Private Academic School licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and nationally accredited by Cognia/AdvancED®. Our students have a wide range of learning and emotional barriers that have impacted their ability to access education throughout their lives. The LifeWorks team offers tailored academic programming, intensive therapeutic and behavioral support in a trauma-informed environment that inspires academic success and personal growth.
In addition, case management, conflict resolution, peer mediation, and restorative justice are also offered as part of our counseling services. The LifeWorks counseling team is also committed to using evidenced based practices in its work with the students. Some of these practices include:
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral strategies
Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
These strategies and interventions have been a cornerstone of success for the Lifeworks team. The ultimate goal is to help each student develop the necessary skills to enable them to maximize their potential.
833 E. Butler Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901 215-489-3028
LifeWorks Academy is a specialized Private Academic School licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and nationally accredited by Cognia/AdvancED® that provides research-based applied behavioral analysis and educational programs to students in middle and high school identified with an Autism spectrum diagnosis, intellectual, or developmental disabilities. LifeWorks Academy is located on the beautiful 12-acre Bucks County campus of Foundations Behavioral Health in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
LifeWorks Academy provides a research-based applied behavioral and educational program for students in grades 6 through 12+. Our program has two tracks with multiple subprograms to specifically address the needs of the student.
Tailored academic programming, intensive therapeutic and behavioral supports in a trauma informed environment that inspires academic success and personal growth. The use of applied behavior analysis, positive behavior supports, and integrated social skills training are integral parts of our Academy program. Multi-level positive reinforcement interventions are used throughout the day, with a focus on antecedent strategies. Sensory integration is stressed and sensory breaks are delivered throughout the day by our multidisciplinary team of professionals. Monthly field trips to help educate and practice skills in the community as well as weekly community-based instruction used to reinforce academic, functional and social skills acquired within the classroom setting.
Students participate in a variety of functional academic and activities of daily living (ADL’s) in order to enhance their ability to live and work more independently. Community-based instruction is used to reinforce academic and functional skills acquired within the classroom setting. Students gain the functional life skills that are essential to becoming active participants within their home, school, work and community environments.
Our caring and well-trained team of professionals tailors each student’s educational experience and strategic interventions to achieve success in academic achievement, language abilities, social development and behavioral functioning. LifeWorks Academy maintains low staff to student ratios to ensure individualized student centered programming. The goal for each student is to naturalize the skills necessary for success.
LIFEWORKS DAY SCHOOL
132 Apple Tree Drive
Levittown, PA 19055 267-580-5624
LifeWorks Day School is located in the Levittown section of Lower Bucks County which is a specialized private academic school licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and nationally accredited by AdvancED®. LifeWorks Day School offers an Autistic Support program and Emotional Support/Learning Support program for students enrolled in Elementary, Middle and High School grades 3-12.
Through the combined efforts of academic instruction and counseling support services, students can improve academic success, develop positive coping and leadership skills, gain positive socialization and interpersonal skills and reduce mental health symptoms.
In addition, academic remediation, case management, conflict resolution, peer mediation, community based instruction/ supports and restorative justice are also offered in a trauma sensitive environment as part of our services.
LIFEWORKS SCHOOL AT MEDIA
317 Gayley Street
Media, PA 19063 610-622-2880
LifeWorks School at Media is located in the Media section of Delaware County Pennsylvania and offers an Emotional Support/Learning Support Program for students enrolled in Elementary, Middle and High School grades 3-12. LifeWorks School at Rockbourne Falls is a specialized Private Academic School licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and nationally accredited by AdvancED®.
Our students have a wide range of learning and emotional barriers that have impacted their ability to access education throughout their lives. The LifeWorks team offers tailored academic programming and intensive therapeutic support in a trauma informed environment that inspires academic success and personal growth.
Masters-level clinicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide a no-cost, confidential mental health assessment for your child or client. Call the Foundations Behavioral Health Clinical Assessment Center at 215-345-0444 to get started. For questions about our programs, call us or use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.