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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten
  • Students: 234 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
234 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
90%
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Students are referred by their home school district.
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

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.

School Reviews

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten
  • Students: 234 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Westchester County, NY is $21,109 for elementary schools and $26,996 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Westchester County, NY is 68% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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