Dear Families, Guardians and Districts,

The Richardson School will continue to follow the previous guidance provided by Governor Evers.  This guidance mandates schools, public or private, close to students no later than 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 18th.  This remains true for our locations in Beloit, Brookfield and West Allis.

For our school in Madison, we will follow the orders and guidance provided today by the Public Health Officer of Madison and Dane County.  This new guidance will close our Madison location to students effective immediately. 

Regardless of location, we are committed to developing a virtual education platform for access by our students and families.  We will continue to provide updates as those items are developed. 


Kevin Silkey

Executive Director

The Richardson School

The Richardson School is an option for school, in your local community, that works to not only stabilize your child’s behavior in a therapeutic setting, but also help them thrive academically. Our goal is simple; provide students the skills they need to function effectively and return to their home environment.

An Effective, Positive Educational Alternative

If your child is struggling within his or her current school or educational environment, The Richardson School may be the answer. The Richardson School is a therapeutic day school located in your community that specializes in working with children, adolescents and young adults who have diagnoses of developmental/neurological disabilities, and behavioral and emotional issues.

Alternative Education for Special Needs Children

The Richardson School serves children with:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Emotional/behavioral disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Developmental delays
  • Learning disabilities
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Other health impairments

A Therapeutic Classroom Setting

We at The Richardson School believe that a normal school setting is vital to the learning process, which is why our school offers all the amenities of a traditional school, but with specialized educational, behavioral, and social supports.

Located in 4 Wisconsin communities, Beloit, Brookfield, Madison and West Allis, our schools feature amenities that include large classrooms, sensory rooms, student fitness areas, outdoor playgrounds, gymnasiums, cafeterias and a mix of both traditional textbook curriculum and cutting-edge technology such as in classroom computer instruction, iPads, student laptops and smart boards in every class.

Our goal is simple: To provide students the skills they need to function effectively and successfully, and return to their home school environment as soon as possible.

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The Richardson School is proud to offer Bobcat Camp, a summer recreation program which stresses learning opportunities and community-integration experiences.

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