Pacific Autism Center For Education

1880 Pruneridge Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050-0940
Tel: (408)245-3400
Grades: PK | 81 students
Our mission at PACE is to enhance the lives of people impacted by autism, through innovation, exceptional education and compassionate care. 
PACE provides for the educational & residential needs of individuals with autism and other developmental disorders.
Specialists in speech and language development, occupational therapy, behavior management and special education instruction work as a team to serve the diverse needs of our clients.
Research has shown that people with learning disabilities who are enrolled in effective programs at an early age are better equipped to achieve academic, social and workplace success, allowing them to reach their full potential and to lead rewarding lives.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Prekindergarten
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Autism, Communication Disorders
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 81 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes All enrollment is conducted through a referral from a local school district.
Admissions Director Karen Kennan

School Notes

The Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) provides high quality programs for individuals with autism living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Our programs include:
  • The PACE School - serves students ages 6-22 who live with moderate to severe autism, with specific emphasis on non-verbal students and those with especially challenging behaviors and communication disorders.  
  • Children`s Services - serves 50+ preschoolers and early elementary aged children a year, via our Faces program in Redwood City, and Sunny Days Preschool in San Jose. This program offers home-based and center-based therapy, and parent training.
  • Residential Group Homes - PACE operates two children and four adult group homes, each licensed to serve residents from 6 to 59+ years of age. Each group home houses six individuals and is managed by an administrator who is assisted by a team of trained residential staff members, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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