Since 2009, Effective School Solutions has been a leader in in-school mental health. We began as private therapeutic day school, an out-of-district placement for students who could not be served in their home district. From that experience came an idea- why couldn’t the same type of clinical programming be adapted and offered within the four walls of a school building, so that students could be retained in district? From this simple idea, ESS was founded.
Since that time, ESS has grown from an initial set of two partner districts, who are still with us today, to serving over 2,000 students each day, in 90+ districts across 9 states. Our support for districts has expanded in recent years to support a full range of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support aligned programs for districts, codified in our MTSS Framework for Mental Health.