Admission Procedure:
Submit a referral packet from programmatically responsible public school district that includes student’s current IEP, most recent educational and psychological evaluations, immunizations.

Programs and Services:
The Center School provides an intensive educational environment for elementary, middle, and high school aged children. OT, PT, S/L and recreational therapies are offered with psychoeducational groups and case management.It is an approved private day special needs school by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Location and Facilities:
The Center School is located on a 2.5 acre campus, 10 miles north of Springfield, in Holyoke, MA and includes an indoor heated pool. The school is easily accessed from Routes 91, 90, 5 and 391.

History and Philosophy:
The Center School was founded in 1994 to afford children with complex educational presentations a community-based education. Working with families and human service providers, the Center School strives to educate students using the open systems theory, a multi-systemic approach to education.

Council for Exceptional Children

  • Enrollment: M/F Current: 82
  • Ages Served: 5–22
  • Ages Eligible For Admission: 5–22
  • Program: Day/Summer
  • Staff/Pupil Ratio: 1:2
  • Month’s Open: 12
  • Days Open: 220 with vacation camp
  • programming available upon requestbeachday_waterslide1