ADMISSIONS 2017-08-22T16:56:09+00:00

Admission Procedure:
Submit a referral packet from programmatically responsible public school district that includes student’s current IEP, most recent educational and psychological evaluations, and 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 psycho-educational groups and case management. We are a private day special needs school approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The Center School is located on a 2.5 acre campus, 10 miles north of Springfield, in Holyoke, MA. 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 learning environment. 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 request

Additional educational resources and policies are listed below:

“Every person deserves unconditional respect and positive regard.”

” – John Foley, M.Ed, Founder