A Step Up Academy (ASUA) is a private, non-profit, co-educational and non-sectarian school for children with autism.
We serve students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Our Pre-school through second grade program is located on the idyllic, nature-filled grounds of the Abington Friends Meetinghouse in Jenkintown, PA. Our third through eighth grade students are located in our new location, the Annex in Abington, PA. ASUA was established and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in August of 2013.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
2013
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
33 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
A Step Up Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • A Step Up Academy (ASUA) is a private, non-profit, co-educational and non-sectarian school for children with autism. We serve students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our Pre-school through second grade program is located on the idyllic, nature-filled grounds of the Abington Friends Meetinghouse in Jenkintown, PA. Our third through eighth grade students are located in our new location, the Annex in Abington, PA. ASUA was established and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in August of 2013. 
  • ASUA`s focus is to serve the growing population of young children and adolescents on the autism spectrum that have significant developmental delays, speech and language difficulties, and behaviors that are associated with the diagnosis. Using evidence-based practices with a strong focus on targeting the fundamental areas of communication, ASUA works with students, their families, school districts, and communities to teach the skills necessary to place children back into a least-restrictive setting with the highest level of inclusion possible.
  • ASUA is a unique educational model in that creating and facilitating inclusion opportunities is central to our mission and programming. Inclusion opportunities are varied at ASUA and highly individualized for each student`s individual learning path. All students have the opportunity to experience and participate in inclusion programming. Options can include reverse inclusion, such as our current partnerships with Abington Friends School at our Jenkintown location, can involve visiting or attending other partner programs with ASUA support, or can also be provided as a stand-alone service in another academic setting. Our partners include Abington Friends School, Germantown Academy, The Meadowbrook School, Regina Coeli Academy, and Center School. 
Profile last updated: 04/14/2021

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