Camphill Special Schools Inc

1784 Fairview Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343-0193
Tel: (610)469-9236
Grades: K-12 | 91 students
Camphill Special School is a Waldorf school, as well as a Pennsylvania Approved Private School, for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We are part of the worldwide Camphill movement and the only Camphill community in North America for children.
We offer residential and day academic and prevocational programs, as well as therapeutic care, for children in kindergarten through grade twelve.
We also offer a Transition Program for young people ages eighteen to twenty-one. Camphill 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.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Intellectual and Developmental Delays
Year Founded 1963

Student Body

Total Students 91 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Camphill Special Schools Inc Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $70,000
Tuition Notes This is the residential rate. A day rate is available.Some financial aid for private pay.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Bernard Wolf
Admissions Associate Tina Bruckner

School Notes:

  • Camphill Special School is a nonprofit Pennsylvania Approved Private School and Waldorf school that offers day and residential programs for children and youth with intellectual and developmental 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. 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.

Profile last updated: 08/03/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Devereux Brandywine (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Devereux Brandywine (2.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Childrens House Of Northern Chester County (2.7 miles away)
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