Cooke School is a private special education school serving New York City students, ages 5 through 21, with mild to moderate cognitive or developmental disabilities that impact their acquisition of academic, social and daily living skills. Our school is also very effective for students with language-based learning disabilities that significantly impact their development of academic and social skills.
Cooke has a proud history of adapting to changes in the special education environment to address a broader range of student disabilities and evolving parent interests. We draw from a variety of empirically-grounded methods and develop new instructional techniques that succeed with our unique mix of students. We encourage families to be partners in their children`s education and growth towards independence and welcome their input on program offerings. We innovate by incorporating experiential learning within and outside classroom walls, multi-disciplinary programming, alternative interventions, and transition-to-life planning and programming.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Cognitive or developmental disabilities and language-based learning disabilities
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
333 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
The Cooke School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Funding available
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Billy English
Admissions Associate
Gail Gerzetic


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Musical Theater, Poetry Club, School Store, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Anime Club, Art Studio, Chorus
Profile last updated: 09/22/2021

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