Orthogenic? What does that mean? This is probably the most frequently asked question about our School. We like to interpret its meaning as "grow straight and tall" because at the Orthogenic School we frequently meet students who need a second chance or a safe place to grow straight and tall. And this is what we try to provide for them within our residential and day school programs.

Over the years, the Orthogenic School has become the standard in residential treatment. Our School offers a strong academic program, a relationally based therapeutic environment, and exceptional fine arts and recreational opportunities for students with severe to profound emotional factors. The Orthogenic School Day School maintains this high standard for students who live with their families and attend daily.

The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
1365 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637


Phone: 773-702-1203 ext.  | Fax: 773-702-1304