Best Special Education Schools in Pennsylvania 2021: Rating, Grades & More

Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best special education schools in Pennsylvania. The list consists of both public and private schools. Here, readers will find the following details – top special education schools, their address, grades, student teacher ratio and more.

Special Education Schools Pennsylvania

Best Public & Private Special Education Schools in Pennsylvania for 2021

Rank

School

Low Grade

High Grade

Address

City

Student Teacher Ratio

1 MISSION FOR EDUCATING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM 1 1 100 E LANCASTER AVE DOWNINGTOWN 0.91
2 NORTHWESTERN HUMAN SERVICES 11 17 641 GREGG AVE READING 1.2
3 NEXUS SCHOOL 1 1 2801 WOODLAND RD ROSLYN 1.21
4 MILAGRE KIDS SCHOOL 8 17 224 MILMONT AVE FOLSOM 2
5 MILAGRE KIDS SCHOOL 8 17 224 MILMONT AVE FOLSOM 2
6 SPRINGTIME SCHOOL 1 1 170 PHEASANT RUN STE 100 NEWTOWN 2
7 ATG LEARNING ACADEMY 7 17 3400 PICKERTOWN ROAD CHALFONT 2.09
8 DE PAUL SCHOOL FOR HEARING & SPEECH 2 12 6202 ALDER ST PITTSBURGH 2.09
9 MILAGRE KIDS SCHOOL 8 17 224 MILMONT AVE FOLSON 2.66
10 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 2 17 300 E SWISSVALE AVE PITTSBURGH 3
11 PRESSLEY RIDGE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PROGRAM 9 17 40 VANCOUVER ST PITTSBURGH 3.2
12 SOARING HEIGHTS SCHOOL 7 17 4880 N SHERMAN ST EXT MOUNT WOLF 3.25
13 THE JANUS SCHOOL 8 17 205 LEFEVER RD MOUNT JOY 3.28
14 Pittsburgh Oliver 03 12 2323 Brighton Rd Pittsburgh 3.3000000
15 ROYER-GREAVES SCHOOL FOR BLIND 6 16 118 S VALLEY RD PAOLI 3.33
16 TLC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 12 17 2600 EISENHOWER AVE AUDUBON 3.33
17 CUSTER CITY PRIVATE SCHOOL 9 17 945 S AVE CUSTER CITY 3.42
18 SCRANTON SCHOOL FOR DEAF & HARD OF HEARING 2 17 537 VENARD RD SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHI 3.45
19 ARCHBISHOP RYAN ACADEMY FOR THE DEAF 2 10 4251 L ST PHILADELPHIA 3.6
20 THE QUAKER SCHOOL AT HORSHAM 3 14 250 MEETINGHOUSE RD HORSHAM 3.68
21 VANGUARD SCHOOL 1 1 1777 N VALLEY RD MALVERN 3.71
22 PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 2 17 100 W SCHOOL HOUSE LN PHILADELPHIA 3.73
23 NHS SCHOOL ST ANNES 6 17 2343 E TUCKER ST PHILADELPHIA 3.75
24 HOPE ACADEMY OF WEXFORD 1 1 12300 PERRY HWY STE 100 WEXFORD 3.8
25 THE HILLSIDE SCHOOL 7 13 2697 BROOKSIDE RD MACUNGIE 3.81
26 WOODLYNDE SCHOOL 3 17 445 UPPER GULPH RD STRAFFORD 3.83
27 DEVEREUX DAY SCHOOL-CARES 1 1 600 BOOT RD DOWNINGTOWN 4
28 MILAGRE KIDS SCHOOL 8 17 20 RORER AVE HATBORO 4
29 THE MILL CREEK SCHOOL 13 17 111 N 49TH ST PHILADELPHIA 4.04
30 BENCHMARK SCHOOL 6 13 2107 N PROVIDENCE RD MEDIA 4.06
31 AIM ACADEMY 6 17 1200 RIVER RD CONSHOHOCKEN 4.2
32 THE CONCEPT SCHOOL 12 17 PO BOX 54 WESTTOWN 4.22
33 NHS HUMAN SERVICES 11 17 2593 PHILADELPHIA AVE CHAMBERSBURG 4.28
34 ACLD TILLOTSON SCHOOL 8 17 4900 GIRARD RD PITTSBURGH 4.29
35 RIVER ROCK ACADEMY INC 7 11 2124 AMBASSADOR CIR LANCASTER 4.33
36 PRESSLEY RIDGE DAY SCHOOL – PITTSBURGH 7 17 530 MARSHALL AVE PITTSBURGH 4.46
37 WATSON INSTITUTE FRIENDSHIP ACADEMY THE 6 17 255 S NEGLEY AVE PITTSBURGH 4.57
38 THE TIMOTHY SCHOOL 1 1 973 OLD LANCASTER RD BERWYN 4.6
39 SOARING HEIGHTS SCHOOL 3 17 493 S HIGHLAND ST DU BOIS 4.62
40 ST STEPHENS LUTHERAN ACADEMY NORTH 6 13 396 BUHL BLVD SHARON 4.75
41 TALK INSTITUTE & SCHOOL 1 1 395 H BISHOP HOLLOW RD NEWTOWN SQUARE 4.75
42 VALLEY DAY SCHOOL 7 17 300 ALLENDALE DR MORRISVILLE 4.77
43 Pittsburgh Pioneer KG 12 775 Dunster St Pittsburgh 4.8000000
44 MELMARK SCHOOL 1 1 2600 WAYLAND RD BERWYN 4.84
45 KANNER LEARNING CENTER 1 1 390 E BOOT RD WEST CHESTER 4.85
46 DELAWARE VALLEY FRIENDS SCHOOL 8 17 19 E CENTRAL AVE PAOLI 4.88
47 A STEP UP ACADEMY 2 10 PO BOX 643 JENKINTOWN 5
48 CAPSTONE ACADEMY 1 1 351 E JOHNSON HWY EAST NORRITON 5
49 CENTER FOR ACHIEVEMENT 3 12 317 POWER ST JOHNSTOWN 5
50 NHS SCHOOL 8 16 PO BOX 625 ELLSWORTH 5
51 PLEA SCHOOL 2 17 733 S AVE PITTSBURGH 5
52 ST STEPHENS LUTHERAN ACADEMY 3 17 PO BOX 70 ZELIENOPLE 5.02
53 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR BLIND CHILDREN 2 17 201 N BELLEFIELD AVE PITTSBURGH 5.03
54 Pittsburgh Conroy KG 12 1398 Page St Pittsburgh 5.1000000
55 WORDSWORTH ACADEMY 6 17 2101 PENNSYLVANIA AVE FORT WASHINGTON 5.14
56 THE PATHWAY SCHOOL 6 17 162 EGYPT RD NORRISTOWN 5.19
57 PRESSLEY RIDGE SCHOOL FOR AUTISM 6 17 530 MARSHALL AVE PITTSBURGH 5.33
58 RIVER ROCK ACADEMY AMITY CAMPUS 7 17 2124 AMBASSADOR CIR LANCASTER 5.33
59 CHILD GUIDANCE ELEMENTARY ED 6 13 2000 OLD W CHESTER PIKE HAVERTOWN 5.4
60 NEW STORY SCHOOL 6 17 1150 WYOMING AVE WYOMING 5.4
61 ST LUCY DAY SCHOOL FOR CHLDRN W VISUAL IMPAIRMENT 2 13 4251 L ST PHILADELPHIA 5.45
62 CENTENNIAL SCHOOL LEHIGH UNIV 6 17 2196 AVE C BETHLEHEM 5.53
63 GEOGE CROTHERS MEMORIAL SCHOOL 1 1 401 RUTGERS AVE SWARTHMORE 5.55
64 Y.A.L.E. SCHOOL PHILADELPHIA 6 13 135 RECTOR ST PHILADELPHIA 5.55
65 WYNCOTE ACADEMY 11 17 7613 OLD YORK RD MELROSE PARK 5.58
66 MERCY SPECIAL LEARNING CENTER 1 1 830 S WOODWARD ST ALLENTOWN 5.59
67 NHS SCHOOL OF READING 3 17 641 GREGG AVE READING 5.6
68 THE SCHOOL AT MCGUIRE MEMORIAL 1 1 2121 MERCER RD NEW BRIGHTON 5.61
69 NEW STORY SCHOOL 7 17 334 PHILADELPHIA ST INDIANA 5.66
70 NEW STORY 3 17 715 BILBERRY RD MONROEVILLE 5.71
71 COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING CENTER 1 1 150 JAMES WAY SOUTHAMPTON 5.83
72 NEW STORY 6 17 297 ROUTE 204 SELINSGROVE 5.83
73 SOARING HEIGHTS SCHOOL 7 17 493 S HIGHLAND ST DU BOIS 5.85
74 CLELIAN HEIGHTS SCHOOL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN 6 17 135 CLELIAN HEIGHTS LN GREENSBURG 6
75 HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL REGIONAL CENTER FOR AUTISM 6 17 323 BREAKNECK RD CONNELLSVILLE 6
76 NHS SCHOOL-WOODHAVEN 15 17 2900 SOUTHAMPTON RD PHILADELPHIA 6
77 NORTHWESTERN HUMAN SERVICES AUTISM SCHOOL 6 17 2879 EVERETT RD EAST FREEDOM 6
78 ST JOSEPH CENTER FOR SPECIAL LEARNING 1 1 2075 W NORWEGIAN ST POTTSVILLE 6
79 TEC EDUCATION CENTER 16 17 330 CENTRAL AVE WASHINGTON 6
80 MARTIN LUTHER SCHOOL 6 13 512 TOWNSHIP LINE RD PLYMOUTH MEETING 6.08
81 PACE SCHOOL 6 16 2432 GREENSBURG PIKE PITTSBURGH 6.11
82 STRATFORD FRIENDS SCHOOL 3 14 2 BISHOP HOLLOW RD NEWTOWN SQUARE 6.11
83 NEW STORY SCHOOL 11 17 345 N WYOMISSING BLVD WYOMISSING 6.14
84 SOUTHWOOD SCHOOL 7 17 342 LINDEN CREEK RD CANONSBURG 6.16
85 DEPAUL SCHOOL 6 13 475 MORGAN HWY SCRANTON 6.18
86 Widener Memorial Sch KG 12 1450 W Olney Ave Philadelphia 6.2000000
87 HMS SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY 1 1 4400 BALTIMORE AVE PHILADELPHIA 6.22
88 WOODS SERVICES 1 1 40 MARTIN GROSS DR LANGHORNE 6.22
89 PRESSLEY RIDGE DAY SCHOOL – GREENSBURG 9 17 840 BOVARD LUXOR RD GREENSBURG 6.28
90 WESLEY SPECTRUM HIGH SCHOOL 14 17 5250 CASTE DR PITTSBURGH 6.37
91 SOARING HEIGHTS SCHOOL 3 17 550 LEONARD ST CLEARFIELD 6.42
92 NHS SCHOOL 6 17 136 SCHOOL ST SCRANTON 6.5
93 PROGRESSIONS SCHOOL 12 17 564 GLASGOW ST STOWE 6.5
94 THERAPEUTIC LEARNING CENTER – FAMILYLINKS 3 10 2644 BANKSVILLE RD PITTSBURGH 6.5
95 WATSON INSTITUT SOCIAL CTR FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMNT 8 17 200 LINDEN AVE PITTSBURGH 6.57
96 OPPORTUNITIES SCHOOL 6 13 700 LANCASTER AVE STE 2 READING 6.75
97 NEW STORY 6 12 1300 NEW HOLLAND RD STE 101 READING 6.8
98 VISTA SCHOOL 2 17 1021 SPRINGBOARD DR HERSHEY 6.8
99 OUTSIDE IN SCHOOL 12 17 1050 FORT PALMER RD BOLIVAR 6.83
100 NEW STORY 6 17 3710 HEMPLAND RD STE 1 MOUNTVILLE 6.9
101 ADELPHOI ACADEMY AT HARTFORD HEIGHTS 8 17 15020 ARDARA RD NORTH HUNTINGDON 7
102 NORTHWESTERN HUMAN SVCS AUTISM SCHOOL 6 17 311 LOTZ AVE ALTOONA 7
103 SOARING HEIGHTS SCHOOL 6 17 180 REGENT CT STE 50 STATE COLLEGE 7
104 NEW STORY SCHOOL 3 17 218 W 6TH ST BERWICK 7.14
105 CAMPHILL SPECIAL SCHOOLS 3 17 1784 FAIRVIEW RD GLENMOORE 7.23
106 RIVER ROCK ACADEMY 9 17 2124 AMBASSADOR CIR LANCASTER 7.33
107 NEW STORY SCHOOL 3 17 2700 COMMERCE DR HARRISBURG 7.5
108 RIVER ROCK ACADEMY NEWVILLE CAMPUS 7 11 2124 AMBASSADOR CIR LANCASTER 7.5
109 JOHN PAUL II CENTER FOR SPECIAL LEARNING 1 1 1092 WELSH RD SHILLINGTON 7.67
110 NEW STORY 3 17 751 KEYSTONE INDUSTRIAL PARK UNIT 1 THROOP 7.77
111 GRAHAM ACADEMY 6 17 1 INSTITUTE LN KINGSTON 7.83
112 MILFORD E BARNES JR SCHOOL 3 17 335 S FRANKLIN ST WILKES BARRE 7.85
113 OUR LADY OF CONFIDENCE 1 1 314 N EASTON RD WILLOW GROVE 7.85
114 CHOR DAY ACADEMY 6 17 1040 NICOLLS ST READING 8
115 DELAT SCHOOL 3 17 3380 BYBERRY RD PHILADELPHIA 8.12
116 DR GERTRUDE A BARBER NATIONAL INSTITUTE 2 17 100 BARBER PL ERIE 8.47
117 THE VILLAGE SCHOOL 12 17 452 S ROBERTS RD BRYN MAWR 8.97
118 GENESIS SCHOOL 1 1 562 WYOMING AVE KINGSTON 9
119 OXFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 8 17 29 CENTER SQ NEW OXFORD 9
120 RIVER ROCK ACADEMY – LANCASTER 12 17 2124 AMBASSADOR CIR LANCASTER 9
121 NEW STORY 6 17 460 JEFFERS ST DU BOIS 9.55
122 HOFFMAN ACADEMY 6 17 815 ORPHANAGE RD LITTLESTOWN 9.88
123 WESLEY SPECTURM SCHOOL 7 17 243 JOHNSTON RD UPPER ST CLAIR 10.12
124 TRANSFORMATION LEARNING 3 17 3214 CONSTITUTION BLVD CLAYSVILLE 10.33
125 ST ANTHONY SCHOOL PROGRAMS 3 17 2000 CORPORATE DR STE 580 WEXFORD 10.7
126 RIVER ROCK ACADEMY 13 17 2124 AMBASSADOR CIR LANCASTER 11
127 CAMELOT EDUCATION 3 17 5612 GREENE ST PHILADELPHIA 13.08
128 CLARION CENTER SCHOOL 11 17 2 HOSPITAL DR CLARION 14
129 ST ANTHONY SCHOOL PROGRAMS 3 17 2000 CORPORATE DR, STE 580 WEXFORD 16
130 PRESSLEY RIDGE JOHNSTOWN 3 17 445 SCHOOLHOUSE RD JOHNSTOWN 78
131 NHS SCHOOLS- APOLLO 3 3 109 OWENS VIEW AVE APOLLO

 

For ranking the schools, I’ve relied upon the ‘Student Teacher Ratio’ factor. What is student teacher ratio, some of you may ask. It is the number used to indicate the number of students for every teacher in a school.

 

For example, a student teacher ratio of 16 indicates that a teacher is available for 16 students in that school. When it comes to quality of education, student teacher ratio plays an important role. If the student teacher ratio is 100, it means that few teachers are available to attend to the needs of students in a school. This may lead to inadequate attention, inadequate engagement, and may even have a negative impact on student success!

 

Student teacher ratio is like a two way street. Fewer students per teacher setup is an ideal classroom where students may enjoy adequate individual-attention from teachers. Under this setup, a teacher may take care of individuals’ needs and weaknesses. Similarly, under this setup, teachers may modify/adapt their teaching techniques according to learning styles/needs of the students.

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