Pyramid Autism Center

2830 N Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92865
Tel: (714)637-1292
Grades: K-12 | 14 students
Pyramid Autism Center is a California Department of Education State Certified Non-public, Non-profit School founded in 1998 dedicated to serve the needs of children and families touched by autism through the design and delivery of innovative education and support.
Our target population is comprised of 5-22 years old with a primary diagnosis of Autism.
Pyramid Autism Center utilizes the Pyramid Approach to Education developed by Dr. Andrew Bondy, a world-renowned leader in autism education and research.
Our emphasis is upon creating functional activities that stress the use of powerful and on-going reinforcement systems while assuring children can effectively communicate and understand what we expect of them.
When such systems are in place, issues associated with behavior management can be effectively addressed.
Our view also reflects that the key to long-term behavior management change is the development of alternative skills that serve the child's needs.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Other special emphasis association(s)
California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 14 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Pyramid Autism Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 6 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $49,500
Tuition Notes $225/per diem 180 Days - Regular School Year 40 Days - Extended/Summer School
Admissions Director Stacey Kochanowski, M.Ed.
Admissions Associate Ashley Silveira

School Notes:

  • Our teachers are highly qualified California State Certified Education Specialists trained to educate individuals with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities. All staff members are trained in contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis procedures, the Pyramid Approach to Education, and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Pyramid Autism Center is a year round day school operating for 180 regular days and 40 extended (summer) days. Overall, Pyramid Autism Center consists of teaching skills that are functional or useful in one or more life domains across educational, community and home environments. Those domains might include Domestic Skills (toilet training, personal hygiene, meal preparation), Functional Academics (use of money in the community, reading functional words/phrases), Community Skills (shopping from a visual list, staying w/the group, safety/sign awareness), Communication Skills  (PECS, requesting wants & needs, asking for help), Social Skills (staff/peer greetings, requesting from peers, participating in group games/activities), Gross Motor Skills (engaging in structured outdoor activities, riding a bicycle, walking on a treadmill), Recreation/Leisure Skills (increasing time on task, expanding on student's interests and activities, self-monitoring with timer/clock), Vocational Skills (Off-site Work/Training, housekeeping, skill fluency & rate of production, volunteering), and Behavior Skills (decreasing inappropriate behaviors, increasing functionally equivalent alternative responses, teaching alternative communication strategies). 

Profile last updated: 06/11/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Orange Hills (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is June Bug Preschool (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Paul's Lutheran School (0.8 miles away)
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  • Orange
    June Bug Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 20 students
    0.2 miles
    2829 N Glassell St
    Orange, CA 92865
  • Orange
     St. Paul's Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-8 | 719 students
    0.8 miles
    901 E Heim Avenue
    Orange, CA 92865
  • Orange
    Grades: PK-K | 15 students
    0.9 miles
    2261 N Orange Olive Rd
    Orange, CA 92865
  • Orange
    Orange Hills
    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: K-12 | 142 students
    1.1 miles
    2910 N Santiago Blvd
    Orange, CA 92867
  • Orange
    Grades: 6-12
    1.2 miles
    3111 N. Tustin Street, Suite 240
    Orange, CA 92685

School Reviews

Pyramid Autism Center is a wonderful school.The staff is great working with students.My student looks forward everyday to going to school and has made grealots of progress.So thankful for everything pyramid has done for my child an
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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