Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs

Wells Street Academy



Now there is a school designed especially for children with complex medical needs! Wells Street Academy helps each student prepare to reach their full potential.

Welcome to Wells Street Academy

Children ages 4 to 21 who are living with special health care needs, including complex medical conditions, now have a private school that has been designed especially for them! Wells Street Academy is a model school promoting the highest levels of independence for each of our students.

We believe that every child, regardless of medical challenges, can reach his or her full potential with early intervention, an education plan tailored to the student's particular needs and dedicated educators who work hand-in-hand with the child's family and health care team.

Working closely with the student's family or guardian, we develop an Individualized Learning Plan for each student. Every Wells Street Academy student receives individualized attention from our educators and staff, all of whom have years of experience working with children who have special health care needs.


Wells Street Academy is a private school which accepts Milwaukee Parental Choice Program funding.

Hours and Location

Wells Street Academy is located inside the MCFI Main Campus, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building, 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, near the Marquette University campus. Get map.

School hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with before- and after-school care available.

For more information and a tour, please contact Linda Zajork, 414-937-2106 or

Core values


  • Respect for each child's unique talents
  • Determination to find the best way to support each child
  • Patience in supporting each child's individuality
  • Service to children and their family
  • Attention to the full array of a child's needs - medical, educational and social/emotional

MCFI Pediatric Skilled Nursing is
Accredited by the Joint Commission. MCFI core programs are accredited by CARF


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