Grades: 2-12 | 147 students
The Shawnee Academy was established as a psychiatric residential treatment facility and private academic school for children and adolescents with special needs.
We offer a structured therapeutic environment that encourages cooperation, individual responsibility and promotes successful experiences as a foundation for building self-confidence and motivating personal growth.
The mission of the Shawnee Academy is to give hope, guidance and healing in partnership with families and children in need.
The Shawnee Academy recognizes and respects the differing cultural beliefs, values, attitudes and expectations of the families and children we serve.
We actively partner with the family and child to assess strengths along with needs and build a plan for achievable goals and positive outcomes.
The Shawnee Academy is committed to providing quality treatment that is holistic, individually tailored, culturally sensitive, and community based.
We strive to embrace difference, collaborate with significant individuals involved in the life of the child, and encourage creativity, independence, and achievement.
We emphasize interpersonal communication, based on a recognition that future success in school, the family, career and the community is based on the child's ability to form positive working relationships with people.
Our goal is to provide a safe, secure and predictable environment where children and adolescents can learn and grow to maximize their individual potential.
We believe that all children, given the right environment, have "inner gifts" which can be nurtured and developed.
We start where the child is socially and emotionally and adjust the program to meet the individual needs, focusing on strengths.
In this nurturing environment, our caring educators and their students explore abilities and options so that the students can make choices about the future and find the right path to follow to success.
|School Type||Alternative School|
|Grades Offered||Grades 2-12|
|Total Students||147 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||18 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1
National avg.: 13:1
- School Location Miles Grades Students
JenkintownGrades: 9-12 | 324 students
711 Fox Chase Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
DowningtownGrades: 3-12 | 44 students
600 Boot Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335
West ChesterGrades: PK-12 | 632 students
975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382
PhiladelphiaGrades: UG | 51 students
111 N 49th St
Philadelphia, PA 19139
VillanovaGrades: 6-12 | 516 students
560 Sproul Rd
Villanova, PA 19085