Fairview South is especially designed to meet the unique needs of students in secondary grades with mild/moderate to severe/profound cognitive disabilities. Students may also have needs related to communication, behavior, vision, hearing, autism, and physical disabilities. The school focuses on each student’s abilities and strengths to encourage participation in a program designed to meet their individual needs.

Students from Southeast Wisconsin counties including Waukesha, Milwaukee, Racine, Washington, Jefferson and Ozaukee have been educated at Fairview South School since 1971.