Davidson School Elwyn Inc

  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Council for Exceptional Children
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedIntellectual, emotional, developmental and physical disabilities

Student Body

Total Students305 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
65%
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Havertown
    Child Guidance Elementary Ed
    Child Guidance Elementary Ed Photo - Our gym
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-8 | 14 students
    6.1 miles
    2000 Old West Chester Pike
    Havertown, PA 19083
    (484)454-8804
    6.1 1-8
    14
  • Philadelphia
    Green Tree School & Services
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS-12 | 104 students
    16.3 miles
    1196 East Washington Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19138
    (215)866-0200
    16.3 NS-12
    104
  • Media
    Benchmark School
    Benchmark School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 1-8 | 181 students
    2.4 miles
    2107 North Providence Road
    Media, PA 19063
    (610)565-3741
    2.4 1-8
    181
  • Malvern
    Vanguard School
    Vanguard School Photo - The Vanguard School, Malvern, PA
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 265 students
    12 miles
    1777 N. Valley Road
    Malvern, PA 19355
    (610)296-6700
    12 PK-12
    265
  • Philadelphia
    Delta School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 49 students
    26.2 miles
    3380 Byberry Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
    (215)632-5904
    26.2 K-12
    49

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I have worked at the Elwyn Davidson School for 10 years. The staff and administration are all dedicated to the best interest of each student. I would never hesitate to send my child here, knowing they will be cared for and educated in a safe, nurturing environment.
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I am seeking an environment that won't discontinue learning by making my son's main focus a job skill. An environment that aims to learn who the student is and build on the proven strengths.
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