The Davidson School is an Approved Private School for students, ages 3 through 21, with special needs.
Licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Davidson School has four locations: Chester, Media, Philadelphia, and West Chester, PA.
In addition to academic instruction, students receive special education instruction, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychological and vision services, social skills training, and behavior support.
The Davidson School provides a highly structured classroom environment with a low student-to-staff ratio.
Davidson School offers programming for students with: Autism Spectrum Disorder Communication Difficulties Medically Fragile Mental Retardation Neurological Impairments Physical and Cognitive Disabilities Sensory Impairments Social-Emotional and Behavioral Challenges The Davidson School is committed to meeting the needs of each student by fostering self-determination and independence, as well as by assisting him or her in the transition from early years through school age and from school age to adulthood.
The members of our professional staff maintain a current certification and/or license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for their area of expertise.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Top Ranked PA School
- School Type: Special Education School
- Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
- Enrollment: 305 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Davidson School Elwyn Inc ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Intellectual, emotional, developmental and physical disabilities
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
- Students are referred to the Davidson Schol by their local school district. Please contact your local school district office. The Davidson School serves students from 55 school districts in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Davidson School Elwyn Inc's ranking?
Davidson School Elwyn Inc ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest percentage of students of color and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Davidson School Elwyn Inc?
The application deadline for Davidson School Elwyn Inc is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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