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Fairwold Academy

Madeline Kessler
Map2101 Pennsylvania Ave.
Ft. Washington, PA 19034
  • Education


Serves students with social/emotional disorders, brain injury, autism & PDD.

School's Approach

Certified school counselor. Majority of teachers have masters degrees in special ed. “Best Buddies” & Interact clubs. Vocational classes include: Industrial Technology, Light Construction, Horticulture/Landscaping, Multi-Media Design and Culinary Arts. Students also have the opportunity to engage in hands-on training in hospitality, maintenance, child care, fitness, healthcare and retail.

Additional Information:

Disabilities Served: Asperger syndrome
Emotional/behavioral disorder
Learning disability / ADHD
Neurological impairment
Pervasive development disorder
Visual impairment / blind
County: Montgomery
Location (state-county): PA-Montgomery
Services Offered: Vocational Training
Enrollment: 235
Grades or ages of school: Ages 5-21
Staff:student ratio: 1:8
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
Transportation provided: yes
Tuition structure: FAPE
Assistive tech used: Adaptive tech
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Curriculum mirrors public school experience, bolstered by School Wide Positive Behavior interventions.
Learning strategies: Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
Support services: Counseling
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
Social worker
Extracurriculars offered: Students are exposed to different careers through research projects and Bridges.com, a Web-based career-inventory program.
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Summer program, Transportation
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