Westchester School For Special Children

  • The Westchester School is a New York State approved, non-public school that provides educational and therapeutic services to students from New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, and Connecticut.
  • The program provides services to students, ages 3-21, with the classifications of Autism, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, and Preschool Student with a Disability.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students234 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesStudents are referred by their home school district.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Swimming, WeightliftingBasketballBowling,

School Notes

  • The Westchester School is an ungraded, self-contained program with a student to staff ration of 12:1:4 in the school-aged classrooms and 10:1:2 in the preschool classrooms. The school provides Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Psychological Counseling as per each student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The majority of students enrolled in the school-aged program are diagnosed with cognitive impairments that preclude them from taking state exams. For this reason, the school's certified teachers create learning experiences that are relevant to each student's IEP and special emphasis is placed on functional academics, daily living skills, socialization, and pre-vocational skills. Teachers collaborate with therapists and administration to create a multidisciplinary approach when working towards realistic, yet challenging goals to motivate, without discouraging, students. In order to provide structured education for our students, the program utilizes components of the TEACCH model along with select components of ABA. In addition to the related services listed above, the school also has three full time behavior therapists and two full time nurses on staff.
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