"Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission"

~ Maria Montessori 

School Mission

Bellcate School exists to support youth with special learning needs towards achieving personal growth and success.  We understand growth to be a challenging process for anyone. We recognize that this process requires time and support, and we are committed to guiding youth in affecting positive change.

With a team of highly trained, committed, and qualified teachers and staff, Bellcate School has supported numbers of youth in exploring, understanding and taking positive action.

School Values

  • Mission and Values - Bellcate SchoolIndividualized Programs – identify and address the specific and unique needs of each student in creating, implementing and evaluating programming.
  • Strengths-based – identify and focus on student strengths and interests as an effective foundation for meaningful growth and change.
  • Student-centered – accept students and communicate empathy, respect, and genuineness.  This acceptance serves as one of the many tools that help students achieve their own natural potential.
  • Family-focused – support family systems, values, goals, and needs as the foundation for collaborative and effective services.
  • Culturally Competent – support students and families based on their unique ways of viewing the world.
  • Community-based – support students in the communities where they live.  Assist students in building community connections for a sense of belonging, purpose, and on-going support.


  • Birthday Bash with Bellcate Friends!

    Six months ago I could not have imagined, or made up, the amazing experience my son would have on his 13th birthday surrounded by Bellcate friends, staff, students, and families. Prior to this year, my son had birthday parties at home that included extended family members and children who were kids of my friend’s. Building… Read more »

    ~ Kathleen