Pacific Autism Center For Ed.

1880 Pruneridge Ave,
Santa Clara, CA, 95050-0940
Tel: (408)245-3400
Our mission at PACE is to provide high quality programs for individuals with autism /developmental disabilities, so they may experience the satisfaction and fulfillment that accompany learning, self expression, self-care, productive work and interpersonal and community experiences.
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
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
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 2%
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Marquis Zane

School Notes:

  • PACE School serves the needs of students 6-22 years of age, PACE school is a non-profit, non-public school, certified by the California Department of Education and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. PACE school serves students who live with moderate to severe Autism Spectrum Disorders, with a specific emphasis on non-verbal individuals who are most at risk for educational failure and least likely to live independently as adults. After 11 years of leasing space, in January 2008, PACE school relocated to its own privately purchased facility in Santa Clara.
  • Early Intervention Program Early intervention is key to enabling children diagnosed with ASD to achieve their full potential. PACE–EI consists of: home-based and center-based therapy; preschool and play groups programs; parent training and support. Infants to 6 year olds and their families participate in specialized therapy and preschool programs designed to help them develop essential social and verbal skills needed to participate in school-age learning. PACE Early Intervention program is located in West San Jose.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Live Oak Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stratford School - Santa Clara (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Morgan Autism Center (0.6 miles away)
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  • Santa Clara Stratford School - Santa Clara
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    400 North Winchester Blvd.
    Santa Clara , CA , 95050
    (408)244-2121
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.3  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • San Jose Morgan Autism Center
    Special Education School
    2280 Kenwood Ave
    San Jose , CA , 95128
    (408)241-8161
    Special Education School
    0.6  mi  |  66  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • San Jose
    St. Martin Of Tours School
    (Roman Catholic)
    300 O'Connor Drive
    San Jose , CA , 95128
    (408)287-3630
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  348  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Santa Clara Jubilee Academy
    2499 Homestead Road
    Santa Clara , CA , 95050
    (408)244-9777
    1.2  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Santa Clara
    Live Oak Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    2499 Homestead Road
    Santa Clara , CA , 95050
    (408)355-4787
    Alternative School (Christian)
    1.2  mi  |  208  students  |  Gr.  K-12

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