Geoge Crothers Memorial School

Tel: (610)328-5955
Grades: NS-12 | 90 students
GCMS is a licensed special education school designed to accommodate the needs of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 3 to 21.
Therapy services, including speech, occupational, physical, and vision, are offered to maximize student potential.
A Transition Program that emphasizes pre-vocational, community, and ADL skills is also available.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 90 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $38,000
Admissions Director William Benson

School Notes:

  • The George Crothers Memorial School is a private, state-licensed school for children, teens and young adults with intellectual disabilities, brain damage, or cerebral palsy between the ages of 3 and 21. The ungraded special education classes include academic and life skills training as well as pre-vocational, therapeutic, social, and recreational activities. The challenging program strives to develop each student to his or her highest potential. Speech, occupational, and physical therapy are integrated into the program based on the student’s individualized education plan. Vision services and social work services are also available. Registered nurses are on staff to administer medication, provide first aid and attend to the needs of medically fragile students.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Woodlyn Christian School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Widener University Child Development Center (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Widener University Child Development Center (0.2 miles away)
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  • Chester
    Grades: PK-K | 65 students
    0.2 miles
    1 University Pl
    Chester, PA 19013
  • Swarthmore
    Grades: PK-8 | 283 students
    0.4 miles
    990 Fairview Rd
    Swarthmore, PA 19081
  • Swarthmore
    Ancona Montossori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 38 students
    0.5 miles
    900 Fairview Road
    Swarthmore, PA 19081
  • Woodlyn
    Grades: PK-12 | 58 students
    1.1 miles
    Macdade Blvd & School Ln
    Woodlyn, PA 19094
  • Woodlyn
    Buxmont Academy
    Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 12 students
    1.2 miles
    1307 Macdade Blvd
    Woodlyn, PA 19094

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The average private school tuition in Delaware County, PA is $20,490 for elementary schools and $27,211 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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