Special needs schools in Pennsylvania: Private schools in Chester County for kids with disabilities, Waldorf kindergarten, special education elementary, high, middle school, residential programs for children, teenagers with intellectual, developmental disabilities, therapeutic boarding school
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.
Camphill Special School was formed when Downingtown Special School and Donegal Springs, curative homes for children that began in 1954 and 1961 in Pennsylvania, merged. After an extensive search for a location to house an ever-growing number of children and volunteer coworkers, a beautiful fifty-seven acre farm in rural East Nantmeal, Pennsylvania, was purchased in October 1963.
Westtown School, located in Chester County (22 miles west of Philadelphia), southeastern Pennsylvania, is a private, co-educational, Quaker school for grades pre-K through 12. Westtown School offers an essential education where young children continually find wonder in learning, middle schoolers turn their volatile energy into academic and personal momentum, and high school students move forward into advanced academic exploration, self-knowledge, and independent purpose. Westtown School was founded in 1799 and for over 200 years has offered young people a rigorous college preparatory education along with the Friends’ values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community & Equality.
Gladwyne Montessori School, located in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County in Pennsylvania offers Montessori education to children aged between 2 and 12. We offer a parent-toddler program for children from 10 - 22 months, a stepping stones program for children from 21-34 months, preschool, lower elementary and upper elementary programs.
Gladwyne Montessori School cultivates self-reliance in our students through a learning experience guided by the philosophy of Maria Montessori and informed by contemporary educational research. We provide a vibrant and academically stimulating program for two to twelve year olds that develops curious and confident students who are well prepared to serve as responsible citizens of the greater community.
Breezy Point Day School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is an accredited preschool offering full and half day programs to children ages one through Kindergarten (1-6 years). We are located on 85 acres of rolling hills, just minutes from Newtown, Langhorne, Holland, Yardley, Richboro, Churchville and Feasterville and only 6 minutes from I-95 exit 49- Newtown, PA.
Breezy Point is one of a select number of preschools in Bucks County to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) which is the "gold standard" of excellence in childcare.
At Breezy Point, we also offer summer day camp programs for kids (2-14 years), and a swim club for juniors (6-18 years).
- Artistic and Creative Experiences
- Cultural Studies
- Dramatic Arts
- Hands-On Science Curriculum
- Enrichment Activities
- Family Participation
- Hands-On Math Curriculum
- Music Education
- Physical Fitness
- Social and Emotional Development
At Breezy Point, we also offer 4, 6 & 8 week summer day camps for kids (2-14 years), and a swim club to juniors (6-18 years).
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
St. Ephrem School, located in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, is a Catholic elementary school with grades K through 8. The school is proud of our tradition of excellence in the education we offer our students. We are a school with a rich history of academic achievement and recognized service to the community. Mindful that each person is the dwelling place of God, we are committed to the development of the whole person. Priests, administrators, faculty members, and staff work cooperatively with parents/guardians to develop each student spiritually, academically, emotionally, physically, and socially.
Sophia Academy @ International Christian High School
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Sophia Academy @ International Christian High School is an arts-based high school for students with language-based learning differences. Students entering Grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply.
Located in North Philadelphia, 30 minutes from Downtown, we provide a hands-on, multi-sensory curricula that weaves visual and performing arts into standard subjects in order to help students with dyslexia and dyscalculia learn well.
Our students gain the advantage of participating in a larger school program and extracurricular activities while reaping the benefits of small classes, multi-sensory curricula, evidence-based instruction, and integration with the visual and performing arts.