Geoge Crothers Memorial School

401 Rutgers Ave,
Swarthmore, PA, 19081-0190
     Tel: (610)328-5955
Grades: NS - 12
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
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 20%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
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 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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  • ChesterWidener University Child Development Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    1 University Place
    ChesterPA19013
    (610)499-1097
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.2 mi | 18 students | Gr. PK-NS                      
  • SwarthmoreNotre Dame De Lourdes School
      (Roman Catholic)
    990 Fairview Rd
    SwarthmorePA19081
    (610)328-9330
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.4 mi | 251 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • WoodlynWoodlyn Christian School
    Alternative School  (Christian)
    Macdade Blvd & School Ln
    WoodlynPA19094
    (610)833-2253
    Alternative School  (Christian)
    1.1 mi | 53 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • WallingfordSt John Chrysostom School
      (Roman Catholic)
    607 S Providence Rd
    WallingfordPA19086
    (610)544-2591
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.2 mi | 179 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • WoodlynBuxmont Academy
    Alternative School
    1307 Macdade Blvd
    WoodlynPA19094
    (610)833-1722
    Alternative School
    1.2 mi | 12 students | Gr. 8-12                      

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