To create a brighter future for children with developmental delays, serious emotional challenges, and autism spectrum disorders by providing them a nurturing day school environment and giving families the support needed to be partners in their education.
Green Tree School will be the premiere provider in special needs education, services, and awareness. We are transforming the landscape of specialized education for students and families by using the best practices known to us.
Our Core Values
Every Child Learns
Every child deserves a quality education regardless of their special needs. We believe that it is our collective, civic responsibility to provide every student in our school with the best possible education.
Focus on Ability, not Disability
All students present their own unique challenges and educational issues. However, we focus on student progress and achievement in a nurturing environment that values growth.
We encourage our students, their parents, and our staff to collaborate, to set tangible goals and achieve them. We are active within the region, positively impacting our neighbors, colleagues, and the community.
We meet the vastly different needs of our students through providing blended interventions within our academic education curriculums and mental health wraparound services / BHRS.
Our educational philosophy focuses on the acquisition of academic, personal, vocational and social skills necessary to enable students to succeed in school and throughout the lifespan. We have been aiding students with special needs since 1957, marking 50 years of educational achievement and innovation. Yearly we serve up to 150 children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Serious Emotional Disturbances and preschool Developmental Delays.
Green Tree School programs give agency and voice to the myriad of needs surrounding special education, early intervention programs, and mental health and human services. We integrate experiential instruction, vocational training, music therapy, movement therapy, color therapy, art instruction, speech therapy, physical education, individual counseling and life skills coaching into all of our curriculum tracks
Our sister organization, Green Tree Partnerships is an initiative designed to assist institutions in building their capacities, through a broad range of innovative, data-driven educational approaches that have helped numerous students make behavioral, social and academic progress. Green Tree Partnerships provides professionals in schools the expertise, guidance, and support necessary for optimizing existing services and meeting the varied educational needs of special students
Speakers from Green Tree are highly trained educators, behavior specialist and psychologists who are informed, and on the cutting edge of their profession. Our areas of expertise, including:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Creative Curriculum Development
- Best Practices in Special Education
- Managing Behavioral Difficulties in Students (Deviant Behaviors)
- Developmentally Appropriate Practices
- Early Education Services
- Healthy Family Relationships
Effective Communication between Teachers & Parents (Home & School)
Green Tree School prides itself on strategic alliances and community ties. We desire to build with likeminded institutions, non profit organizations, government entities, philanthropist and businesses. We invite an open dialogue, on how our organizations can build a mutually beneficial partnership, by working to create opportunities for our students. We warmly welcome you into the school community, and look forward to your continued involvement as Green Tree celebrates 50 years of "Enhancing the lives of children and their families."
page updated 2/18/13