Camphill Special Schools Inc

  • Camphill Special School is a Waldorf school, as well as a Pennsylvania Approved Private School, for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • We are part of the worldwide Camphill movement and the only Camphill community in North America for children.
  • We offer residential and day academic and prevocational programs, as well as therapeutic care, for children in kindergarten through grade twelve.
  • We also offer a Transition Program for young people ages eighteen to twenty-one. Camphill Special School's mission is to create wholeness for children and youth with developmental disabilities through education, extended family living, and therapy so that they may be better understood, they may more fully unfold their potential, and they may meaningfully participate in life.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedIntellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Year Founded1963

Student Body

Total Students116 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeCamphill Special Schools Inc Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesThere are residential and day rates. Some financial aid is available for private pay.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBernard Wolf
Admissions AssociateTobias Adams

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Hiking Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Bell Choir, Choi

School Notes

  • Camphill Special School is a nonprofit Pennsylvania Approved Private School and Waldorf school that offers day and residential programs for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities that may include, but are not restricted to, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, and other syndromes associated with intellectual disability. Camphill Special School is part of the worldwide Camphill Movement and the only Camphill community in North America for children, as well as the only Waldorf school in the country for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
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