Programs are delivered within Department of Education and Early Childhood Development guidelines and reflect the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). Emphasis is placed on the development of programs that address individual student needs, through Individual Learning Plans. Educational goals and priorities are reviewed every six months. Class groups are comprised of 6-8 students with a teacher and teacher assistant or with a team teaching structure. This ensures safe and effective learning environments, where individuals are respected and self-esteem and dignity are strongly advocated. The school has a multi-disciplinary approach to student learning with input from educators, therapists and parents.

Our school philosophy is reflected in its programs and based on the belief that children learn best in a co-operative environment that is happy, challenging, supportive and non-threatening. Broadmeadows SDS has a School Wide Positive Behaviour Program and has developed a school culture that is reflected by the ideals of positive behaviour support.

An emphasis is placed on students attaining skills and knowledge that they will use as young adults when graduating at 18 years of age.