Phyllis L Susser School For Exceptional Children I

  • Herbert G Birch School, for over 30 years has worked tirelessly to help disadvantaged individuals live their lives with dignity and joy.
  • Birch provides services for children and adults with mental retardation, autism, severe language deficiencies and emotional disturbance.
  • We also provide state-of-the-art programs for children affected by abject poverty, malnutrition and homelessness.
  • Many children come from homes with parents struggling with substance abuse, literacy deficits and AIDS.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Inquire with school

Student Body

Total Students73 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
82%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Whitestone
    Grades: 9-12 | 128 students
    3.6 miles
    2420 Parsons Blvd
    Whitestone, NY 11357
    (718) 445-4222
    3.6 9-12
    128
  • Fresh Meadows
    Summit School
    Special Education School
    Grades: Inquire with school | 342 students
    1.7 miles
    18302 Union Tpke
    Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
    (718) 264-2931
    1.7 Inquire with school
    342
  • Brooklyn
    Block Institute School
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 252 students
    13.8 miles
    376 Bay 44th St
    Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 906-5432
    13.8 PK
    252
  • Brooklyn
    Mary McDowell Friends School
    Special Education School (Friends)
    Grades: K-12 | 413 students
    10.4 miles
    20 Bergen Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 625-3939
    10.4 K-12
    413
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: PK-8 | 83 students
    9.2 miles
    260 Eastern Pkwy
    Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 636-4573
    9.2 PK-8
    83

School Reviews

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My son is 8 yrs old, who is diagnose with PDD. He is in a special ed class and even though he is in 3rd grade, he has some difficulty and is within 2nd grade level. He also was getting phychotherapy, at one time.
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