Who We Serve

Each student has unique needs and challenges that are addressed within the context of a safe and supportive academic and therapeutic environment. Spero Center supports students experiencing significant mental health challenges who have struggled to thrive in a traditional public school setting. Students who present as physically aggressive, significantly disruptive, or otherwise deemed to have unsafe behavior towards others are not candidates for Spero Center due to the therapeutic nature of our programming.

Identifying students for care at Spero

Students with the following indicators may be a good fit for Spero:

  • The student is not attending public school due to mental health challenges, like anxiety and depression.
  • The student is currently not thriving, not attending classes regularly, not passing classes or is experiencing a high need for social emotional support in the school setting.
  • The student is supported by an active Individualized Education Program (IEP).


Referrals for students to receive care at Spero Center must be submitted by their school district of origin’s IEP team. Spero Center staff will consult with the student’s IEP team to determine whether the student is likely to benefit from Spero Center services.

For inquiries please call us at: 360-949-1440 or email: sperocenter@esd112.org.