Welcome to Green Tree School & Services
Green Tree School & Services (GTSS) is a nonprofit, state-licensed agency that provides education, therapeutic and clinical support to children ages 5-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Emotional Disability. GTSS only serves children whose disabilities are such that they are unable to succeed in a school- based special education program or participate in out of school activities. Rates of both diagnosis are growing, with 1 in 68 children currently affected by Autism and 1 in 78 children affected by Emotional Disability.
GTSS’ philosophy is rooted in the belief that every child should have the opportunity to learn the academic, social, emotional, and vocational and life skills they need to achieve resiliency and succeed in their learning, living and working environments. GTSS has worked with children and young adults with special needs since 1957, marking over a half century of Transforming Lives and Impacting Communities.
GTSS offers a variety of on-site and off-site services to children with special needs, both directly and through their home school or district. The Approved Private School educates children whose disabilities prevent them from succeeding in a traditional special education program. Specialists work with children, in small groups or individually, to help students meet individual goals. The Outpatient Clinic provides psychiatric evaluation, case management and medication management services to students at the school. Consulting Services, also called Green Tree Partnerships, is an education consulting cooperative created by GTSS. Staff work collaboratively with a school or district and take on the management of portion of that school or district’s special education program. Students who exhibit signs of autism or emotional disabilities, but do not have a complete or up to date Individual Educational Plan, can receive Diagnostic Services from GTSS.
Green Tree School & Services Students and Faculty: Have a Safe, Happy, Healthy Summer!
Green Tree School & Services 2015 Commencement
Green Tree School & Services held its commencement ceremony on Thursday night, June 11 on the second floor atrium of the agency. GTSS seniors Shadean, Anthony, Sierra, Kyeesha, Krysta and Quadir all were in attendance to hear keynote speaker Mike Sielski, Philadelphia Inquirer sports columnist, talk about the idiosyncrasies of raising his son, who is on the spectrum, and how everyone needs to overcome his or her own specific set of challenges. Learn more here.
Green Tree School & Services 2015 Move Up Ceremony
Seven students from Green Tree School & Services’ lower school celebrated “moving up” to the upper
school in a ceremony held the morning of Friday, June 12 in the agency’s conference room. Juwan,
Elijah, Taylor, Kysheem and Nate were in attendance for this ceremony and Steve and Jair will also be
attending the upper school come this fall but were unable to attend.
Learn more here.
Give to Green Tree School & Services through United Way
Green Tree School & Services welcomes gifts made through all area United Ways.
Please write GTSS’s number in the “designated agency” box when asked to choose a favorite charity:
#321 for United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA).