The San Mateo County Office of Education’s new Therapeutic Day Program offers a welcoming, supportive environment for seventh to ninth grade students who require additional social-emotional support to succeed in school.

Program Components

  • Small, supportive student-to-adult ratio
  • Instructional partnership between certificated General Education and Special Education staff
  • Intensive intervention in individualized targeted academic areas
  • Daily therapeutic group sessions with embedded social skills and resilience-building components
  • Adjunctive therapy opportunities infused throughout the school day across disciplines
  • Leveled classroom management system to support generalization of skills



  • Individual weekly therapy sessions for each student
  • Behaviorally trained paraeducators to support skill development and utilization
  • Trauma-informed response to crisis intervention needs
  • Parent counseling and support
  • Coordination with outside clinical teams and care providers
  • Step-down transition support for students returning to district programs from non-public school settings

Referral Process

The Therapeutic Day School is now accepting referrals. If interested, please complete the referral packet linked here. For additional questions about the program and/or referral process, please contact Heather Logan.

Heather Logan

Principal, Early Childhood Education and Related Services


Phone: (650) 573-4010