- The GEARA Philosophy of Education... ...Encompasses a method that is founded upon strong behavioral support and student accountability.
- It is based on a holistic approach to education that provides the foundation for success and survival in every aspect of a child`s life.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|Grades Offered||Grades 1-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Special Education|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||6 teachers|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
(Mandatory Uniform - Polo Shirt (grey, green, or blue), black pants)
Finances and Admission
|Admissions Director||Ann Sodat-Hanford|
|Admissions Associate||Katherine Cooper|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, SwimmingBasketball, Flag Football,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||3 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Culinary Arts, Health and Hospitality, Woodshop Culinary Arts, Woodshop, Health and Hospitality,
- Since 1992 The Educational Development Center`s Therapeutic Day School, under the management of GEARA Group Inc., has provided educational alternatives for emotionally and or socially challenged students, students with learning disabilities and those coping with autism. Its programmatic goal is to produce individuals that are capable of functioning in today`s society as independently and productively as their potential permits. Serving ages five to twenty-two, grades K through 12, EDC is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. EDC`s programs are staffed with a behavioral intervention team, as well as individual and group therapist to aid students. EDC Experiential Vocational Program: Hotel and Hospitality Services Home Health Care Carpentry Culinary Arts Laundry Service Vehicle Maintenance Green Cleaning Services EDC Curriculum: Mathematics Science History Health Physical Education Computer Science Language Arts
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