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Special Needs School in Chester County, PA

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Camphill Special School:
Camphill Special School is a non-profit private Waldorf school located in Glenmoore, Chester County, PA. We offer residential and day academic and prevocational programs, as well as therapeutic care, for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities in kindergarten through grade twelve. We also offer a Transition Program for young people aged eighteen to twenty-one which prepares them for adult life.

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Our students have disabilities that may include, but are not restricted to, mental retardation (MR), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, and other syndromes associated with intellectual disability.

Courses / Programs:

Photo of Special Needs School in Chester County, PAWe offer K-12 education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities:

- Kindergarten
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
- Transition Program for young adults (18 - 21)

Waldorf Education:
Waldorf teachers, inspired by anthroposophy’s core idea that every person consists of a “body, soul, and eternal spirit,” help children to relate what they learn intellectually to their emotions and to their will. Waldorf class teachers continue with a class from one year to the next throughout the elementary and middle school grades. Other teachers may be responsible for special subjects, but close relationships develop between class teachers and students, providing a kind of consistency and stability that is rare in other settings.

In a Waldorf School, dramatic, visual, musical, and movement arts, along with practical skills such as woodworking, weaving, sewing, and gardening, are integrated with traditional academic subjects.

Our Mission:

Image of Special Needs School in Chester County, PACamphill Special School’s mission is to create wholeness for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities through education and therapy in extended family living so that they may be better understood and their disabilities moderated, that they may more fully unfold their potential, and that they more fully and meaningfully participate in life.

Accreditation:
Camphill Special School is part of the worldwide Camphill Movement and the only Camphill community in North America for children, as well as the only Waldorf school in the country for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We are accedited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).

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Address: 1784 Fairview Road, Glenmoore, Chester County, Pennsylvania , USA
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Eden Christian Academy, Pittsburgh
Courses / Programs
With three campuses in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, western PA, Eden Christian Academy is the largest non-denominational school in the greater Pittsburgh area. Established in 1983 we offer programs from preschool through twelfth grade. Eden is an independent Christian school founded as an alternative for parents who desire to send their children to a school that teaches Christian values and has strong academic expectations. This Christ-centered learning environment has made an impact in the lives of many students throughout the Pittsburgh area.

Eden's proven college preparatory curriculum with advanced placement courses, PSAT, SAT and ACT college prep has resulted in high academic achievement earning the Academy the distinction of being dually accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

We also offer in-house tutoring and student mentoring as well as special education, discovery and learning enrichment programs, speech and language therapy in conjunction with the NILD and Allegheny Intermediate Unit.
Educational Programs from Preschool through 12th Grade:

- College Preparatory Curriculum with math, English, science, social studies, foreign languages
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary School
- Middle/Intermediate School
- Upper School
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses PSAT, SAT and ACT
- In-house Tutoring
- Student Mentoring

- Special Education
- Discovery Program
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Learning Enrichment
The Philadelphia School
Courses / Programs
Located in central Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, eastern Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia School is a private co-educational school for boys and girls in preschool through 8th grade. Theme-based learning is one of the principle tools we as progressive educators use to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills and to encourage them to make complex connections across disciplines.

The goals of our curricular sequence are to achieve greater thematic coherence and to broaden multicultural awareness through in-depth studies of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. TPS is a vibrant, progressive learning community. We believe that education should be embedded in authentic, real-world experiences. It is our goal to create an environment where students learn respect for the individual, respect for the community, and respect for democratic ideals.

The Philadelphia School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation. We are accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools.
Programs from Preschool through 8th Grade:

- Preschool
- Kindergarten
- Primary Unit (1st and 2nd Grade)
- Junior School (3rd -5th Grade)
- Middle School Curriculum with science, language arts, mathematics, geography, history as well as media literacy skills, nutrition, P.E., art and drama
- Early Risers Program
- Auxiliary (Afterschool) Program with a wide range of opportunities
- Summer Camp
Villa Maria Academy High School
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Villa Maria Academy High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for girls. Situated in Montgomery County PA, just 30 minutes north of Downtown Philadelphia, we provide a dynamic spiritual, intellectual and social environment for young women.

Villa Maria is a community of students, families, faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends, and strives to fulfill its mission within an environment of harmony, beauty and order.

The school is accredited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
College Preparatory / High School Academic Programs:

Academic Departments / Subjects include:
- English
- Latin
- French
- Spanish
- Fine Arts
- Music
- Mathematics
- Physical Education
- Science
- Social Studies
- Technology Education
- Theology
The Media Theatre - Broadway Musical Theater Camp
Courses / Programs
Located just west of Philadelphia in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, The Media Theatre - Broadway Musical Theater Camp offers theatre, acting and voice classes for young children of six years upwards as well as teenagers. Students develop an ability to improvise and to bring one's own personal and honest response to the text or the script. All acting classes within The Media Theatre School of The Theatre follow and 8-week schedule are based on the Sanford Meisner Technique, which follows the mantra "Acting is living as truthfully as one can under an imaginary circumstance."

We also offer acting classes and theatre workshops during winter, spring and summer school breaks. In the summer we offer two week acting camps. This intensive, two-week day camp is a fun, enriching and rewarding experience. Campers write, design, and perform an improvisational theatre production that is performed on the Media Theatre stage for family, friends and the general public. The School of Theatre has been noted for it's professionalism and commitment to solid training for a career in the professional theatre.
- Theatre, Acting and Voice classes for young children of six years upwards and teenagers
- Acting and Theatre Workshops during school breaks
- Summer Acting Camps
- Acting and Song Contests
- We also provide adult programs
Portside Arts Center, North Philadelphia
Courses / Programs
Portside Arts Center is a private arts school in North Philadelphia PA. We provide a comprehensive range of courses for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults in a wide variety of arts-related subjects. From 1-day workshops to 8-week courses, our classes are taught by local teaching artists and certified arts instructors. Topics and genres include drawing, painting, acting, stitching, yoga, dancing, and more.

Our mission is to empower the children and adults of our community with opportunities to develop their artistic abilities, awaken the imagination, and build self-esteem and confidence. We also provide Summer Camp programs.
Toddlers Classes:
- Creative Movement
- Little Artists

Kids Classes:
- Arts & Crafts
- Home School Visual Arts
- Drawing Club
- Dance Classes
- Acting...

Teen Classes:
- The Art Of Stained Glass
- Dye & Sew a Tote Bag
- Stop Motion Animation
- Robot Shop
- Teen Digital Photography
- Yoga...

Music Classes:
- Private Lessons in Guitar, Piano, Bass, Voice...
Philadelphia Montgomery Christian Academy, Erdenheim
Courses / Programs
Philadelphia Montgomery Christian Academy in Erdenheim, in the Springfield Township just north of Philadelphia in Montgomery County, is one of the premier independent Christian co-educational day-schools in the state of Pennsylvania. We teach Pre-K through 12th Grade programs, and have been fulfilling our mission of providing students with an excellent education from a Christian world-and-life view since 1943. We uphold the Bible as the living core of the Academy’s program by ensuring that every subject in our curriculum is taught from a distinctly Christian perspective.

This dedication to excellence is supported by a faculty of committed Christians, 47% of whom hold advanced degrees, and whose average tenure with Phil-Mont is 13 years. Our small class sizes and 9:1 student-teacher ratio ensure that each student gets the attention he or she requires in order to excel academically. The results speak for themselves: 98% of our graduates go on to 4-year colleges, with 75 percent receiving at least 1 award or scholarship, and 50% graduating as members of the National Honor Society. As well as our domestic school offer, we have an International Program that welcomes overseas students.
- Pre-Kindergarten

- Kindergarten

- Elementary School (Grade 1-5)

- Middle School

- High School

- International Program (Grades 9-10)