Our Vision and Philosophy 

Every single child, regardless of ability or background will have their strengths celebrated and challenges supported through respect, high expectations, and unconditional love. We believe that every single teacher and staff member holds our children’s future in their hands. We will help shape that future life of success.

  • We believe that Sonnenberg School will be recognized in the city, state and across the country for the positive impact it has on students, families and communities.

  • We believe that Sonnenberg School students will achieve at or above grade level because of the individualized educational experience, intentional support, and strong relationships that are built with staff throughout their experience here. Staff work with specialists throughout Sonnenberg Consultants and the community in order to improve student outcomes. Teachers, educational assistants, behavior treatment technicians, senior therapists, board certified behavior analysts, and the school's executive director work together with families to raise expectations for academic and life success.

  • We believe that Sonnenberg School students will demonstrate that they can be successful in middle school, high school, college, and life because of the social, emotional, and academic success they experience while at Sonnenberg School.

  • We believe that Sonnenberg School staff view their work as a service to students, their families, and the community. They use current best practices for the education of students, and regularly engage in professional development and training to grow as educators. Collaborative teams with members from all aspects of the organization meet regularly to ensure the success of all students at Sonnenberg School.

Heather Wenthold

Executive Director 

"I am delighted to join the Sonnenberg team and be a part of the great work we are privileged to do for kids!  This is truly a unique program that tailors education to each child, in an individualized learning environment."

Farrah Sonnenberg 

Founder and Board President

"I have been working with children for 23 years.  I have dedicated my life to helping and training teams so more kids can be reached through behavior modification."