The Green Tree School is an Approved Private School funded through a line item in the Governor's budget. The State and home sending school district participate in the total cost for the student to attend, and there is no cost to the parents/guardians. The tuition paid to us includes all therapies listed in the IEP (speech, occupational, physical, movement and/or music therapy, transportation, 1:1 support, etc.).
The school serves three diagnostic categories of children: Seriously Emotionally Disturbed, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurologically Impaired. If a child is diagnosed in any of those categories, and the school district/charter school has attempted several placements for the child, they should seek other options such as Green Tree. Green Tree has smaller class size, better student/staff ratio (two students per one staff member), and more readily accessible therapy opportunities than most traditional schools. In addition, there is a psychiatric clinic that provides individual and group therapy to the students on a weekly basis.
THE CHILD'S HOME SCHOOL DISTRICT MUST APPLY FOR A STUDENT'S ADMISSION TO THE GREEN TREE SCHOOL. THE APPLICATION MUST COME THROUGH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH A LETTER REQUESTING THE GREEN TREE SCHOOL TO CONSIDER THE STUDENT FOR ADMISSION.
In addition, the school must provide the following:
- An Evaluation Report consisting of a recent psychological evaluation, information about his or her past school and mental health history, and input from the parent. All recent testing results should be included.
- A current IEP that has a statement that the student requires a placement in a setting like an Approved Private School. A letter requesting Green Tree consider placement for this student.
you have additional question regarding application to Green Tree, please
Admissions call 215-843-4528 x 215
page updated 4/30/2013