Switzer Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1966 with a mission of "Nurturing challenged kids to believe, achieve, and thrive!" Switzer Learning Center`s 4th-12th grade, coeducational, nonpublic, special education school, and its Family Services Clinic on a beautiful campus serves children and families with mild to severe learning, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Each student works with a highly trained team of credentialed special education teachers, licensed psychologists, licensed speech and language pathologists, certified Crisis Prevention Intervention behavior specialists, and other related service providers who are dedicated to help students achieve academic, vocational and personal goals unattainable in conventional educational settings.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild to Severe levels of learning, social, emotional, & behavioral challenges, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
76 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Switzer Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Most students funded by Individual Education Plans developed by public school district. Private pay options available.
Admissions Director
Dr. Felicia Bookchin
Admissions Associate
Mr. Colm Coffey


Total Sports Offered
1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Art, Billiards, Chess, Cooking, Music

School Notes

  • Switzer Learning Center's nonpublic school serves children and families with mild to severe learning, social, emotional and behavioral challenges.  A team of credentialed special education teachers, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, and behavior specialists are dedicated to help students achieve academic, vocational, and personal goals in a highly structured, supportive and therapeutic environment.   Engaging extracurricular activities support student learning and enrichment. The campus includes a student kitchen, computer lab, arts and crafts studio, music room, occupational therapy room, and fitness gym." Switzer Learning Center's Heritage Program students are middle and high schoolers working towards completing requirements for their high school diploma.  Switzer Learning Center's Spectrum Program is for middle and high school students with autism and related disorders, and focuses on developing independent living, social, emotional, and relationship skills using guided participation, community-based learning activities, and an alternative curriculum. Switzer Learning Center's Self-Advocacy and Independent Living (SAIL) Transition Program supports young adults, ages 18-21 with autism and similar developmental  disabilities, as they build independence, functional life, and job skills to transition to life beyond high school.
Profile last updated: 01/27/2021

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