Temple Grandin School is more than just a school it`s a community. We provide a safe, supportive environment where students can transcend their labels, grow from their strengths, and soar to heights they never thought possible. TGS provides a comprehensive program to address all of the socio-academic needs of our students with Asperger`s syndrome or similar learning profiles: Serving students in grades 6-12
Full academic program delivered by highly-qualified content specialist teachers
Staff-student ratio 1:3 with class sizes of 6 to 8 students
School-wide positive behavior support program  Social communication and executive function instruction and coaching
Comprehensive life skills curriculum  Student-centered transition planningIndividualized enrichment activities

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 18 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,000
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Asperger/Autism, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Anxiety, Twice-Exceptional
Year Founded
2011

Student Body

Total Students
18 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Temple Grandin School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size
6 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition Assistance available by financial application. See our website.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,000
Admissions Director
Mary Kay Braccio
Admissions Associate
Jen Wilger

School Notes

TGS Program Overview

  • Small classes with supportive teachers

The average class size at TGS is four to eight students. In addition to subject matter knowledge, our regular teachers have knowledge of and experience with neurodiverse students. They are committed to understanding and supporting each student in reaching his or her potential. TGS teachers participate regularly in professional development to learn and practice effective teaching strategies for our unique students. They are available and accessible, and strive to be wise mentors to TGS students in all aspects of the TGS program.

  • Challenging academic curriculum

At TGS, there are no limits to what students can learn-especially in their areas of strength and interest. We help students tap into professional and academic resources in the community to extend their learning beyond a traditional high school program. Our 4+1 learning program offers four days of focused academic content in the classroom combined with one day of creative arts, individualized enrichment, mentoring, or service learning.

TGS teachers admire and respect their students` academic strengths, and our small classes provide the impetus for rapid individual growth by each student. Stimulating classroom discussions promote the process of learning, which we believe involves questioning, exploring and hypothesizing. Through the Personal Projects Program, brought to us through TGS' collaboration with Orion Academy, and formal presentations of learning, students have frequent, supported opportunities to translate what they`ve learned into polished presentations.

  • Integrated social skills support

At TGS, students learn in a close-knit community with planned and spontaneous opportunities to relax, play, and interact with each other. Appropriate social-communication, social-emotional teaching, and life skills are woven throughout each student`s program as needed. Our school-wide socio program meets daily to build students` interpersonal, technology, and workplace skills so they can lead fully independent, socially engaged adult lives.

  • Real-world learning experiences

Real-world learning is at the heart of the TGS program. As Temple Grandin herself learned, neurodiverse individuals must be extremely talented in their vocations to make up for the challenges they experience with social skills. The 4 + 1 scheduling at TGS provides a full day for students to interface with the community. In addition to developing and practicing their talents, students gain valuable interpersonal skills as they are supported in planning and implementing their out-of-classroom experiences.

  • Personalized learning to support individual passions

TGS staff help students plan a challenging course of study that will stretch their thinking, and provide the academic and social supports they need to reach their goals. We help students identify their goals, and plan their educational experience with the end goal in mind. Because TGS teachers know and respect students` passions, they can use these to build students` motivation for academic work. With patience, creativity, and collaboration, almost any passion can fuel student learning!

  • Strength-based approach to special education support

At TGS, we respect the strengths of our students and their families. We recognize that each student is unique, and invite parents to take an active role as we work together to create an educational plan that accurately addresses their child`s strengths and support needs. Our support services include training in self-awareness to help students understand their unique expression of strengths and challenges as it relates to their expression of neurodiversity. Through self-understanding, students are able to set realistic goals for their future schooling and work experiences.

  • Sensory Processing and Self Regulation Support

Acknowledging that neurodiverse students often experience challenges with sensory processing and self-regulation, TGS works with parents and students to provide support and programming to address this need. Daily experiences are used as learning opportunities for students who, as they increase their self-awareness and acquire strategies that work for them, are prepared for future success.

Components of this 6-12 program include:
-A "sensory sensitive" school environment.
-Experienced, supportive staff.
-Direct instruction in strategies for self-regulation and sensory processing, as needed.

Profile last updated: 09/29/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 18 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,000
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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