Manhattan's Only Therapeutic College Prep Independent School

Mission and Vision


The Robert Louis Stevenson School’s mission is to promote the emotional mastery needed for learning and living, bringing students into a strong academic and therapeutic environment and propelling them towards postsecondary independence and success.


Our vision is that Robert Louis Stevenson School grows and develops as the premier therapeutic day school in New York City. The School attracts a strong faculty that delivers a competitive independent school curriculum plus a set of enrichment programs that build a sense of pride and engagement for a diverse set of students and families. The School maintains a strong connection to and relationship with the therapeutic community, becoming a leader in the design and delivery of support to young people and their families. Finally, the School prepares and supports students in their pursuit of postsecondary education, sending them to excellent programs and colleges around the country.