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The Arbor School of Central Florida offers sensory based classroom settings for students with high functioning autism, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and other disabilities
Let us be your child's specialized education school and see them grow
At our school, you can be confident our teachers will recognize the inherent intelligence of your child, we teach the individual to the best of their unique abilities.
Our school uses sensory-based therapies such as occupational therapy, speech therapy and music therapy that are tailored to bring out the best in your child.
You can count on extensive experience in this field to help provide the best learning experience for your child. At The Arbor School, we follow a developmental approach and meet each student at his or her level.
Academic, therapeutic, and social goals are written based on the child`s developmental level includes specific multi-sensory goals to help them progress from that point.
Children with autism tend to develop socially and academically with scattered skills unlike children with other disabilities.
It is our approach to look at each child and find those delayed or missing skills as well as those skills that have developed.
Goals are then based on helping the child fill in those missing developmental milestones while encouraging and supporting their strengths and talents.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 81 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based, Dyslexia, Cognitive Delays
Year Founded
2002
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
81 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Arbor School of Central Florida Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
5%
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
McKay, Gardiner, FTC, and Family Empowerment Scholarship approved school.
% on Financial Aid
62%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,700

School Notes

Our students at Arbor School have diagnoses such as Autism, Asperger`s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Delays, and other unique abilities. Our school was created to meet the needs of our students through the use of the Greenspan Floortime approach to achieve sensory and emotional integration through therapies such as occupational, speech, language, music and art class with multi-intelligence based academic learning. The Greenspan Floortime Approach, is a system developed by the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Floortime meets children where they are and builds upon their strengths and abilities through interacting and creating a warm relationship. Therapeutic, academic, and social goals are written based on the child`s development level and includes specific multi-sensory goals to help them progress from that point. The Arbor School team is deeply dedicated to children and young adults with autism and other unique abilities.
All classrooms at Arbor School are sensory based. Each class is set up to meet the needs of the students with bean bags, low tables for floor sitting, space to stand, quiet spaces, and natural lighting. Many times, lessons take place outside with the kids walking, jumping, or sitting quietly near the garden. By allowing ourstudents to learn in a more natural and comfortable environment, they experience growth and progress not seen in other programs. Our therapists work in collaboration with our teachers, ensuring that all aspects of the child`s needs are met.
  • Greenspan Floortime Approach
  • Socratic Method of Questioning
  • Specific Individual Multi-Sensory Goals
  • Multi-Diagnoses Learning Methods
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Humane Compassionate Approach

School Reviews

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This is a great school to work for. Everyone is working toward the same goal - what is best for our students. I look forward to coming to work each day.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 81 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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