Potential Development Program School Of Autism

Our mission is to provide children with autism and special needs a safe, structured educational environment with caring, supportive services that give our students the necessary skills and independence to lead a productive life. We serve students in Preschool through High School

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1953

Student Body

Total Students149 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 19%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size7 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Preschool Age: 2-6  
  • Benefits: Students who begin their educational journey and therapy early are proven to have the most progressive results. We serve as a resource for parents just learning their child has special needs, challenging behaviors or has been recently diagnosed with Autism. Step Up To Quality 5 Star Rating; weekly Gymsters program. 
  • Facilities: Safe, secure site offers 4 classrooms; indoor/outdoor playground; kitchen; iPads located in all classrooms Locations: Potential Development Preschool Youngstown and PD`s Place Howland Hours: M-F 9:00am 3:00pm
  • Elementary & Middle School: Kindergarten through grade 8
  • Benefits: Students excel in classrooms that cater to their specific needs and learn best with lesson plans designed for each individual student. 
  • Facility: 17,000 square foot facility; 10 classrooms; indoor and outdoor play areas; three therapy rooms; group room; parent resource room; iPads located in all classrooms; non-public charter school. Hours: M-F 8:30am 2:30pm
  • High SchoolGrades: 9-12 (ages 14-22) 
  • Benefits: Students can earn a high school diploma while learning employment and life skills necessary to grow into independent young adults. Facility: New 30,000 square ft facility with fitness center, model apartment, science lab, occupational & speech therapy rooms, non-public charter school; interactive projectors and iPads located in all classrooms. Hours: M-F 8:30am 2:30pm
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