Arlyn Day School

  • Grades: 5-12
  • Student Enrollment: 37
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4 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
  • Address
  • 3013 Illinois Rd
  • Wilmette, IL 60091
  • Phone
  • (847) 256-7117
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School Description

Arlyn Day School enrolls 37 elementary, middle, and high school students from grades 5-12. It is located in Wilmette, IL, which is a medium sized city with a median household income of $106,773.

School Operational Details
  • Special Education
  • Students Have Access to a Library or Media Center
School Days and Hours
  • School Days Per Year: 200
  • School Hours Per Day: 7
School Associations
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Other special emphasis association(s)
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4 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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7 reviews for Arlyn Day School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on August 15, 2013
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Our child spent 3 years at Arlyn. To say we made a mistake is a under statement. We saw new teachers and staff every year. sometimes people leaving midyear. The level of teaching is low. An the school is run by the principal with little to no input by the staff. The therapists are subpar and the social tactics are strange. Once your child is enrolled it is hard to get them out and back to their local school. We got the feeling that it is run with low funding and the facilities are dirty and smell. The furniture appears to have been picked out of the garbage. I would not recommend this school. It set our child back.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 03, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Arlyn is incredible! My daughter is really,actually learning. The staff is sensitive and care about the children. They are bringing amazing things out of my child. Thank you so much to the Arlyn faculty!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 05, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As a parent, I looked at several schools. Arlyn is one of the best schools in the area. The staff is dedicated to the students and works with the family to ensure the student is achieving their academic potential as well as growing as a young adult. Often what helps us most, puts us out of our comfort zone which is not a pleasant experience. It means the staff is doing their job to promote knowledge and self esteem in the students as well a a sense of giving back to others. The teachers know their subjects and work with students until a lesson is mastered. There are many resources and opportunities to learn creatively at Arlyn. As a parent, I am sure of my teen's safety and secure in the knowledge that he will learn something new each day he goes there. Thank you Arlyn staff for your dedication and attention to each student.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 10, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Arlyn changed my life. As cliche as it sounds I was a rambunction little sixth grader that had never gotten an A in his life and had been suspended 5 times in a year. Every adult before that told me I was ruining my "glowing potential", which I guess they based on my test scores, but Arlyn helped me feel comfortable, and taught me how to work with authority figures instead of fighting with them. In a couple years I was ready to go to back to a normal high school, and they made transition easy and rewarding. I am now a freshman at Yale University, and I still cherish every moment of being in that school. Ryan and Amy were the best!!!!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on May 28, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I like the school, it is cool. The teachers are nice. My favorite subject is math. I love math, i can answer all your questions about math. It is just an awesome SCHOOL. I like the field- trips (really) it's totally awesome. Thank you Mrs. Lanon, Mrs. Jhonston and others. Bye!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 21, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate

    i went there from mid 2002 to early 2004 before getting expelled and i met friends that would last a lifetime. the setting was so comfortable and relaxed, not to mention i had the BEST staff (ryan and amy) if any of you guys see this and remember me..I MISS YOU!!!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on December 03, 2006
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school landed me back in the psychiatric ward. I had to beg and plead to go back to the 'normal' highschool--and not because I felt uncomfortable being in a supposedly 'theraputic' setting, but because the staff, teachers, et al at Arlyn were so pretentious, unkind, and unhelpful, not to mention the fact that there was NO teaching going on. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. Thankfully my parents, psychiatrist, and therapist all agreed with my desicion to return to the 'normal' high school, and therefore I only had to spend the summer and one semester at this place.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 37
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 6.5
    Full-Time Teachers: 5
    Part-Time Teachers: 4
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 5.7
  • Percent Minority Students: 21.6%
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 24 (64.9%)
  • Females: 13 (35.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Arlyn Day School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Arlyn Day School
  Number Percent
5th Grade12.7%
6th Grade25.4%
8th Grade513.5%
9th Grade1027.0%
10th Grade410.8%
11th Grade924.3%
12th Grade616.2%
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010
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