List of the Best Private Special Needs Schools
Synopsis: List of the best U.S. private schools for special needs students based on educational offerings, student to faculty ratio, awards won, and extra-curricular activities.1
Author: Masters In Special Education2 Contact: masters-in-special-education.com
Published: 2014-08-12 Updated: 2020-04-02
Special needs education is the practice of educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs.
A list of this kind is both unique and necessary to families who are looking for a private school that will best serve the special needs of their children.
The website Masters In Special Education Program Guide has published a resource entitled 'The 50 Best Private Special Needs Schools in the United States,' including facilities from across the nation.
Special needs education is the practice of educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings. These interventions are designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and their community, than may be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education. Common special needs include learning disabilities, communication disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and developmental disabilities.
The website's editors selected the schools based on a focused methodology, including:
- Awards won
- Low student-faculty ratio
- The schools' variety of educational offerings
- Unique extra-curricular activities, including sports, art, technology, or animal therapy.
Emme Stone, an editor on the project notes:
"A list of this kind is both unique and necessary to families who are looking for a private school that will best serve the special needs of their children. Additionally, teachers and school administrators who routinely recommend the most appropriate educational placement for all students depend upon thorough, accurate information about the availability and specializations of a wide range of private special needs schools. This list is a comprehensive starting point, and allows parents and educators to have as much information as possible at their fingertips. In compiling this list, we attempted to give our readers an overall profile of each school, from specialties, to demographics, to annual tuition."
Below is the complete ranking of 50 best private special needs school in the United States according to Masters In Special Education Program Guide:
|Best Private Special Needs Schools|
|1||The Devereux Glenholme School||Washington, CT|
|2||Little Keswick School||Keswick, VA|
|3||Brehm Preparatory School||Carbondale, IL|
|4||Triad Academy at Summit School||Winston-Salem, NC|
|5||The Vanguard School||Lake Wales, FL|
|6||The Hill Center||Durham, NC|
|7||New Leaf Academy||Bend, OR|
|8||Ann Arbor Academy||Ann Arbor, MI|
|9||Oakland School||Keswick, VA|
|10||Chartwell School||Seaside, CA|
|11||The Woodhall School||Bethlehem, CT|
|12||The John Crosland School||Charlotte, NC|
|13||Eagle Hill School||Hardwick, MA|
|14||Commonwealth Academy||Alexandria, VA|
|15||Glenforest School||West Columbia, SC|
|16||Chelsea School||Hyattsville, MD|
|17||Noble Academy||Greensboro, NC|
|18||Fortune Academy||Indianapolis, IN|
|19||Denver Academy||Denver, CO|
|20||The Howard School||Atlanta, GA|
|21||The Fletcher School||Charlotte, NC|
|22||Currey Ingram Academy||Nashville, TN|
|23||Humanex Academy||Englewood, CO|
|24||Riverview School||Cape Cod, MA|
|25||Great Lakes Academy||Plano, TX|
|26||The Kingsbury Center||Washington, DC|
|27||Carroll School||Waltham, MA and Lincoln, MA|
|28||The Kildonan School||Amenia, NY|
|29||Landmark School||Prides Crossing, MA|
|30||The Greenwood School||Putney, VT|
|31||The Cottage School||Roswell, GA|
|32||The Gow School||South Wales, NY|
|33||Oak Creek Ranch School||West Sedona, AZ|
|34||Camphill Special School||Glenmoore, PA|
|35||Oxford Academy||Westbrook, CT|
|36||The Lab School||Washington, DC|
|37||The Phelps School||Malvern, PA|
|38||Cumberland Academy||Sandy Springs, GA|
|39||Oakwood School||Annandale, VA|
|40||The Schenck School||Atlanta, GA|
|41||Forman School||Litchfield, CT|
|42||Trident Academy||Mt. Pleasant, SC|
|43||Centreville School||Centreville, DE|
|44||Miriam School||St. Louis, MO|
|45||The dePaul School||Louisville, KY|
|46||The Summit School||Edgewater, MD|
|47||Chamberlain International School||Middleboro, MA|
|48||The Siena School||Silver Spring, MD|
|49||Monarch School||Houston, TX|
|50||The Bedford School||Fairburn, GA|
Masters In Special Education is an education and career website dedicated to providing free online guidance for students and professionals looking to pursue a career working with students with special needs. The website ranks special education degree programs and offers expert advice on accredited programs by state, as well as professional associations and other occupational resources.
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