McCarthy Elementary Division


    The McCarthy Elementary Division serves students with significant disabling conditions ages three to thirteen from all seven school districts of Spartanburg County.

    Our full day preschool program serves students with severe disabling conditions beginning at age 3. The curriculum emphasizes self-help, gross motor, communication and social adjustment skills. Students receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy as prescribed in their IEP’s.


    Students with severe multi-handicapping conditions, ages 5 years to 12 years, receive a curriculum that concentrates on self-help, language and communication, physical development, social and prevociational skills. Many of these students participate in M.O.V.E. (Mobility Opportunities Via Education) program and our sensory integration program.

    Those students with more moderate disabilities, ages 5 years to 12 years, are served using a curriculum stressing behavior management skills, language and communication skills, academic instruction, social skills developement, self-help skills and prevocational skills. The students typically move to our Vocational Division after the age of 12.

    All students in the elementary program have access to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Each student participates in library, art, music and PE.