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Our mission

Jane Justin School, in partnership with families and the community, fosters the knowledge and life skills necessary for our students to achieve productive and meaningful lives while respecting and embracing the individuality of each child. To achieve this mission, Jane Justin School responds to the changing needs of our students and their families with compassion and educational excellence.

Our vision

One day, each of our students may return to a traditional educational setting with the skills needed to be successful in that setting.

Our students

Jane Justin School enrolls students between the ages of 3 and 21 with developmental and learning disabilities and related behavior disorders. For the safety of our students, we only accept fully immunized children into this program.

Our advantages

Small classes and low student-to-teacher rations

  • Children learn better when teachers make frequent contact with them.
  • We deliberately keep our class size small and our student-to-teacher ratios low.
  • Our classes range from 8 to 13 students and we maintain student to teacher ratios of 3:1 in our most therapeutic classroom; 6.5:1 in our older classrooms.

Personalized 1:1: tutoring

  • Lessons in Jane Justin School are conducted in a personalized, 1:1 tutorial format that allows students to advance through the curriculum at their own best pace.
  • This personalized 1:1 tutoring ensures that every lesson is perfectly matched to each and every child's unique repertoire.

Accredited and licensed by

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
  • City of Fort Worth Health Department

Individualized education plans

  • Upon enrollment, a complete curriculum assessment is conducted for every student.
  • The results of those assessments are used to create individualized education plans that are tailored to each child's unique strengths and deficits.

Educational excellence that ensures progress

  • We provide educational excellence by basing our educational practices exclusively on the science of teaching and learning.
  • In contrast to traditional schools, Jane Justin School varies the amount of instruction needed until every child learns 100% of each lesson.
  • By teaching all skills to the mastery level, we ensure progress for every student.
  • Our outcome data, as measured by a battery of achievement tests, shows a gain of, on average, 13.6 months in a 9-month academic school year.

Application for Jane Justin School Enrollment

We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents the ability to track the status of their child's application. Three initial steps to get started, then you'll have the flexibility to track your enrollment status.

  • Click the link below
  • Create an account
  • Verify your email

Online Application

Important information

Frequently asked questions

Do you have any openings?

Jane Justin School maintains a full enrollment at all times. When a child is transitioned to another school, another child from a younger classroom within the school is promoted to fill the vacancy. This process typically pushes the enrollment opening to the youngest classroom. A child whose application resides in the referral file and who is of an appropriate age for the classroom in which the opening exists is then accepted into the program.

Do you have a waiting list?

Jane Justin School does not maintain a “waiting list” because the term implies that students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Jane Justin School does, however, maintain a referral file. The referral file allows us to offer enrollment to students whose repertoire and age can best be accommodated by the classroom in which the enrollment opening exists.

What kinds of students do you serve?

Jane Justin School serves children with developmental and learning disabilities and related behavior problems. The school is not limited to serving any one particular diagnosis. Any child with a developmental or learning disability or related behavior problems who can function well within the context of the student-to-teacher ratios we offer will be considered for enrollment. Children whose special needs require a tighter ratio are referred to the Child Study Center's Applied Behavior Analysis Department and/or other schools in the area.

What is the age range of children you serve?

Jane Justin School serves children between the ages of 3 and 21 years old.

Are your teachers certified?

Yes, every classroom has a lead certified teacher.

What is your student to teacher ratio?

Yellow Room = 2.5:1
Green Room = 5:1
Purple Room = 6.5:1
Red Room = 6.5:1
Blue Room = 6.5:1

Do you offer financial assistance?

Jane Justin School offers a need-based scholarship program. Families may apply for a scholarship upon enrollment. The financial need of a family is determined by a 3rd party organization. The Scholarship Committee of the Child Study Center uses the information provided by the 3rd party to determine the amount of scholarship to award.

What are your hours of operation?

The morning drop-off begins at 8:15 AM and continues until 8:30 AM. The afternoon pick-up time is 3:00 PM.

Do you offer extended care?

Jane Justin School operates an extended care program for an additional fee. Students who are enrolled in this program may be dropped off as early as 7:30 AM and picked up as late as 5:30 PM.

What does your calendar look like?

The Jane Justin School calendar is similar to that of the Fort Worth Independent School District. School begins in mid August and ends in late May.

Do you offer a summer school program?

Jane Justin School offers a summer school program that typically runs 6 weeks in June and July.

What will happen during my child's visit to your school?

The visit will last 2 hours (10 AM to 12 PM). Upon arrival, the child will be taken to the classroom that is best suited to his or her age. While the child gets comfortable in the classroom, the child's parents will meet with the director of the school. The director will ask the child's parents to describe the behavioral, developmental, and academic challenges that have led them to seek out the services of Jane Justin School. The director will then describe how Jane Justin School operates and give the parents the opportunity to ask questions. The director will then tour the parents through the entire school. At the end of the tour, the director will leave the parents in the waiting room so that she may return to the classroom and assist the teacher in gathering information for the school admissions committee.

Information gathered during the visit will be presented during a school admissions committee meeting. If the committee determines that the services offered by Jane Justin School are well matched to the special needs of the child, placement of the child's application in the referral file is offered. If, however, the committee determines that the services offered by Jane Justin School are not well matched to the special needs of the child, recommendations are made to seek the services offered by the Child Study Center's Department of Applied Behavior Analysis as well as other schools in the area.

What pre-requisite skills should the children have to attend?

The pre-requisite skills needed to attend Jane Justin School include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Generalized motor imitation
  • Generalized verbal imitation
  • Generative language
  • Ability to follow 2-step simple directions

For more information, please see the answer to the frequently asked question-“What kinds of students do you serve?”

Does there need to be a certain IQ score for admittance?

IQ is not a consideration for enrollment in Jane Justin School. However, the mean IQ in the school is 79 (range 49 to 129). The majority of students have an IQ between 65 and 100. For more information, please see the answer to the frequently asked question-“What kinds of students do you serve?”

Do the children have to have a certain diagnosis to attend?

Jane Justin School serves children with a wide array of developmental and learning disabilities. We are not limited to serving children with any one particular diagnosis. Some children who attend the school do not have a formal diagnosis, but do have documented skill deficits. For more information, please see the answer to the frequently asked question-“What kinds of students do you serve?”

Do the children have to see a pediatrician to attend?

The students of Jane Justin School are not required to see one of the Child Study Center pediatricians. However, many of our students do see one of our pediatricians for developmental following, education regarding diagnosis, and medication management.

Is a referral required to visit and/or attend the JJS?

A referral from a doctor is not necessary to have your child considered for enrollment in Jane Justin School. Interested parents who have a child with special developmental or educational needs are welcome to contact the school's office at 817-390-2831.

What paper work should I bring with me to the initial visit?

It is not necessary to bring paperwork to the initial visit unless additional reports have become available since the time the appointment was made. In that case, copies of any additional information regarding your child's development should be brought so that it can be reviewed and added to the application.

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Hard Target, a self-defense program for students ages 13 to 21

This new program demonstrates The Child Study Center and the Jane Justin School's unwavering commitment to preparing the students for the future, both academically and in real life.

We're here to help.

You probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-303-9287.