Merv Griffin Village School

At Childhelp, our goal is to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our efforts on prevention, intervention, treatment, and community outreach. Childhelp programs and services help children from any situation and let them experience the life they deserve: one filled with love. The principal theme across all of our programs is to provide children we serve with an environment of compassion and kindness. The Childhelp Non-Public School at Merv Griffin offers special education instruction, behavior intervention, including development and modification of Behavior Modification Plans, as well as Language and Speech Development and Remediation. The campus can service 120 ambulatory students including those that are residentially placed at The Village of Childhelp, and those Community Students that are placed by Local Education Agencies in Grades K-12.

The Primary disabling conditions and eligibilities for attendance are: Emotional Disturbance, Specific Learning Disability, Other Health Impairments and Mild Autism. The campus is able to serve some Intellectually Disabled (Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe), and English Language Learners.

The NPS campus offers a Computer Lab that provides opportunities to all students, a library, a gymnasium, hot lunches for all students, specially designed physical education programming, educational and incentive field trips, ranch activities, work experience, a Point Level System, daily report cards sent home, and a staff to Student ratio of one staff to 4 students.

The Campus

Childhelp Non-Public School is located on the 123 acre campus of the Merv Griffin Village, complete with rolling hills of green grass and dozens of mature trees of many different varieties. Offering an ideal environment for healing and growth, the peaceful grounds are spacious and provide a safe haven outside of the hustle and bustle of the community. The Children’s Activity Center is a fully functional gymnasium, with basketball, volleyball, a stage and electronic scoreboard, but many of our Non-Public School students prefer to play with the Adaptive Physical Education equipment specifically designed to stimulate the senses and encourage development. The Ranch is one of the most popular elements of our program, with horses, ponies, goats, chickens and even a tortoise for the children to interact with. Our campus also enjoys a full library and computer lab, two outdoor play areas with playground equipment, and 10 full-sized classrooms, including our autism program with dedicated sensory space adjacent to the main campus.

I like going to the ranch and petting the animals.  It helps me calm down so I can do my work.
Childhelp Merv Griffin Village Student

SARC

Every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC), by February 1 of each year. The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. Under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) all local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to prepare a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes how they intend to meet annual school-specific goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities. For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.