Thank you for your interest in The Tuttle School. Other than our website, the best way to learn more about our program is to schedule a tour of campus.

Our Admissions team requires that a current (within two years) full psychoeducational evaluation is submitted for review before applying to our program. If applying is not recommended, alternative educational options will be discussed.
Our Students

Profile of a Tuttle Student

The Tuttle School empowers students who feel discouraged in other learning environments to learn skills and excel at tasks and become valuable members of the community while offering a safe and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to reach their full potential in a nurturing setting that celebrates differences in academic, social, and emotional disabilities.
Please note that we are not an appropriate school for children with severe behavioral disorders or concerns.

Learning Differences & Disabilities

We welcome students between the ages of 5-25 with intellectual impairments including:

  • Autism/ASD
  • DDX3X
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fragile X
  • Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
  • Okur-Chung
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Williams Syndrome

Our Goal

  • Individualized Instruction
  • Friendships/Social Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Life and Job Skills
  • Community Based Instruction
  • Independence to the level of one’s ability

Does your child have average to above average intellectual abilities, but has not reached their academic potential in traditional school environments?

The Briarwood School might be a better fit. Learn More.

The Admissions Process
Step 1
Schedule a Tour
  • Touring allows prospective families to learn more about our school, ask questions, and see students/teachers in action.
  • Schedule your tour today!
Step 2
Submit an Online Application
Step 3
Upload Documentation
  • Completed Parent Questionnaire
  • School Record Release Form
  • Current Report Card
  • Testing/Evaluations - Completed Within the Past Two Years
  • Psycho-educational / F.I.E (Full Individualized Evaluation), which includes:
    • Cognitive Testing
    • Academic Achievement
    • Comprehensive, professional interpretation of test scores and a relevant diagnosis
    • Professional recommendations for classroom accommodations
  • Speech & Language and/or Occupational & Physical Therapy Evaluation, if administered
  • Assessment of Psycho-Social Functioning if administered or upon request
Step 4
Receipt of Documentation
  • Once all documentation is received, the Admissions Committee will evaluate the completed application and all required documents.
  • At the conclusion of the review process, an Admissions Team member will contact parents/guardians regarding the next steps. Please allow two weeks for review.
Step 5
Student Screening & Shadow Day
  • If placement is possible, applicants will be invited to a screening for approximately one hour with the Director of Tuttle School and a classroom teacher. The purpose of the screening is to observe students as they work with teachers and in small groups.
  • In addition, a speech and language pathologist may conduct a speech/language evaluation.
  • Once the applicant has been screened, a shadow day may be scheduled to observe the applicant for an extended period of time.
Step 6
Admissions Decision
  • A recommendation will be made after careful consideration of all observations and assessments.
  • If we are able to support your child’s needs, an enrollment contract will be offered.
  • If we are unable to support your child’s needs, alternative educational options will be suggested.
Tuition & Fees


Returning Students




New Students


$300 Activity Fee

$500 Book, Curriculum, & Technology Fee

$27,507 Tuition

Affording Tutttle
Tuttle strives to offer tuition assistance to as many families as possible through grants and donations.

While tuition assistance is offered, it is important for the family to assume primary responsibility for financing their child’s education. Both parents/guardians, if applicable, are expected to contribute to tuition. When completing tuition assistance documents, both parents/guardians are expected to include all assets. This includes parents who are divorced, separated, or not married.

Below is more information on the tuition assistance process, which includes time lines, required documents, and who to contact for help.

Tuition Assistance Deadline

Please note that the deadline for the tuition assistance application for the 2024-2025 school year is March 1, 2024.


Tuition Assistance applications received after the deadline may be considered, however, only to the extent that funds are available. It’s highly encouraged that your application and required documentation are submitted on or before the due date. It’s probable that funds will not be available for applications submitted beyond the due date.


After the deadline, the Tuition Assistance Committee meets to review applications and award assistance to qualified applicants.

Required Documentation

You will need the following items ready to upload:

  • 2022 W-2 Wage Reports, 1099 Forms, and Schedule K-1 as applicable
  • 2022 Year-End Mortgage Statements
  • Copy of FILED 2022 Form 1040 (or other personal income tax form filed with the
  • Most recent Pay Stubs from Employer(s) including annual income
  • Annual Housing Expenses and Utilities (separated)
  • Other Annual Expenses (childcare, medical costs, etc.)
  • Loan Balances and Payments (credit cards, school loans, vehicle loans, etc.)
  • Assets with Values (home equity, stocks, 401(k), savings accounts, etc.)

Please note: You NEED to file your 2022 taxes BEFORE we can review your application and determine an award.


Application Support

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Tuition Assistance Committee at or Diane Vazquez, Business Office Associate, at or 281-493-1070 ext. 114.

Visit & Learn More!

The best way to learn about Tuttle and get all of your questions answered is to schedule a tour and speak with one of our admissions members.