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The Foundation School opened in 1966 with seven special needs students in the home of our founder, Walter Bell. The staff included a teacher, speech and language therapist, a part-time motor-training specialist, an aide, and the Director, setting the groundwork for the team teaching approach. For several years, enrollment increased while the school functioned in local church school spaces. We soon realized that in order to continue to grow and to provide a higher quality program, a specialized setting would have to be created.
In 1969 the School bought two acres of land in Orange, CT and built a facility for forty-eight students. Since then, we have expanded to 25 acres. Later, space was acquired in Milford, Connecticut to house a high school program. The Foundation High School graduated its first three seniors in June of 1977.
In 1993, the school acquired a large building on Woodmont Road in Milford, which houses the current high school building. The building was originally built for and used by Columbia Records, which became SONY.