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Five Acres Non-public School is an intensive therapeutic learning environment for children with academic deficiencies and severe emotional or behavioral. To enroll call Debbie Salas, M.A. (626) 798-6793, Ext. 2315.  

Five Acres School (NPS)

Five Acres' therapeutic school, WASC Accredited and certified by the Special Education Division of the California Department of Education, provides specialized instruction to students eligible for special education services in the areas of emotional disturbance, learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism and mild mental retardation. Learn more

School-based Services

School-based services prevent emotional and family trauma by delivering counseling services to children and families at their public school sites, neighborhood centers - in English, Spanish and American Sign Language to keep families intact and improve children's school performance. Five Acres partners with Pasadena and Monrovia Unified School District to proveide these services. Learn More

ILP and Scholarships

The Independent Living Program (ILP) provides group home and foster care graduates with career development training and assistance with learning the skills needed for living successful and productive lives. Scholarships provide the education support for tuition, books, fees and supplies critical to youth transitioning out of foster care who are vulnerable to unemployment and homelessnes.  Learn More

Intern Program

Five Acres is committed to training tomorrow’s mental health professionals. We are an MSW Internship site for USC, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State L.A. and UCLA and provide MFT trainee opportunities for students receiving their master’s degrees from Phillips Graduate Institute and Pacific Oaks University. We are a provider of CEUs for Group Home Administrators through the DSS and for licensed clinicians through the Board of Behavioral Science. Learn More

PRIDE Training

Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education, PRIDE, is the standard foster/adoption preparation class used by most agencies in Los Angeles County covering all required training material and is the first step toward certification. Instructors assist applicants in completing all other certification requirements in addition to providing them with valuable information about the issues with which foster and adoptive children struggle. Learn More

ART and Parent Support

Aggression Replacement Training (ART) assist parents and caregivers in learning and adapting additional tools and gaining additional support to assist in applying the same tools their children are learning (coping skills and strategies) to manage and deal with issues regarding anger management, acceptable and therapeutic communication and verbal skills and identifying triggers and antecedents to aggressive behaviors and symptoms. Learn More