Strengths-based, whole child education that fosters the development of academic skills, social skills, and life skills... 

We focus on each student's individual needs and competencies.

Welcome to Ives School!

Elizabeth Ives School is a small, State of Connecticut Department of Education approved, non-profit, special education therapeutic day school that is located in North Haven, Connecticut.  Founded in 1963, we service students from the ages of five to 21, who come to us with a wide variety of needs, including social emotional disturbances, learning issues, language issues, intellectual disabilities, mild spectrum disorders and  more.  We work closely with families and providers in order to develop the right mix of therapeutic and academic strategies necessary for success.


Student referrals come to us from all over South Central Connecticut and beyond. The majority of referrals come from local public school systems.   We also get referrals from outside providers and parents.

For additional information, or if you wish to schedule a visit, please call Linda Zunda at 203-234-8770.


School opens for students for a hybrid (blended) model


No School - Labor Day

20 AUG
18 JAN
23 DEC -  1 JAN

Virtual Classes Only


No School - Columbus Day

18 NOV - JAN 9
12 OCT

Marking Period 1 Progress Reports

26 NOV-
27 NOV

No Classes - Thanksgiving Break

11 JAN -

No Classes - Winter Holiday

Hybid Model Returns with in

person option* (decision to be based upon medical recommendations at the time)

17 MAR

No Classes - Martin Luther King Day

15 FEB -
19 FEB

No Classes - Winter Break

No Classes - Staff Only - Professional Development Day


No Classes - Good Friday

19 APR -
23 APR

No Classes - Spring Break

No Classes - Memorial Day

31 MAY

Last Day of School

70 State Street

North Haven, CT  06473

Phone:  (203) 234-8770

FAX:  (203) 234-7238

To our wonderful students and families at this difficult time:

  • Please continue to stay safe-follow the guidelines  given from health professionals and the government

  • We are here for you.  We love seeing you online or in person each day!

  • We'll get through this together, even if it's not in person.

Inclement Weather Announcements

Inclement weather announcements are posted on WTNH-Channel 8, NBCConnecticut-Channel 4, and WFSB-Channel 3.  An announcement will be made and we would likely go virtual on inclement weather days, unless there are issues with power and internet.  "Virtual" will appear on the news station's announcements.  These are also available online at:




Parents and guardians can also sign up for closing, delay, and early dismissal alerts on the websites.  Once signed up, you will be notified by text of any closings, delays, and/or move to virtual from in person instruction.

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