A therapeutic day school designed to meet the
developmental, academic, and social/emotional needs of children and adolescents.

About Us


PHILLIPS School~Fairfax is a structured therapeutic day school with positive behavior interventions and supports with a low teacher-to-student ratio.

PHILLIPS School~Fairfax’s primary focus is on student academic achievement and personal growth through a rigorous program that strengthens each student’s self-concept and develops pro-social skills. Our goal is to help every student become a more confident learner and make a successful return to his/her least restrictive environment.

For more information, view our Parent-Student Handbook.

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Licensure and Accreditation


PHILLIPS School~Fairfax is an accredited Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF) school licensed to operate by the Virginia Board of Education as a Private Day School for Students with Disabilities.

PHILLIPS School~Fairfax is licensed to serve students who receive special education services under the disability categories of Autism, Developmental Delay, Emotional Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, and Visual Impairments including blindness. PHILLIPS School~Fairfax serves students ages 5 – 22.

PHILLIPS School~Fairfax’s staff includes highly qualified special education teachers, trained teacher assistants, behavior managers, and licensed clinical mental health professionals. All staff members hold, or are actively pursuing, certification by the Virginia Department of Education or the appropriate licensing board. PHILLIPS School~Fairfax staff are certified to work with students from the District of Columbia Public Schools.