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Why Us

At Green Tree School & Services, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to learn in a safe, nurturing environment, purposefully designed to meet their unique needs. We help bring peace of mind to families seeking an educational environment that promotes academic, social, emotional and vocational skills that will help them succeed in the world. Our evidence-based approaches ensure that we appropriately support students with Autism and Emotional Support needs. Our belief is that every child deserves the opportunity to learn in a safe environment, that promotes academics, social, emotional and vocational life skills that help them succeed in both their personal and professional lives.

The Key Tenants of our Approach Include…

Green Tree School believes in our ability to focus on each student

A Focus on Each Student

Every child has a unique story and background, which requires a unique approach to addressing their needs. Our certified special education teachers build an individualized plan for each student, and our small class sizes provide consistent opportunities for attention and one-on-one instruction.

Academic Rigor

Every child deserves to have the opportunity to be a part of a successful learning environment, and our academic program is designed with success in mind. Students at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school) work through a curriculum grounded in Pennsylvania State Standards and current research, while fostering their individual interests.

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Green Tree School builds a strong Behavioral Foundation

A Strong Behavioral Foundation

Green Tree utilizes the Tiers of Intensive and Educationally Responsive Services (TIERS) model to provide a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) for our students with emotional and behavioral challenges. The TIERS model is built upon application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles to help students learn positive behaviors that will help them succeed in an academic environment.

Therapeutic Integration

Often, educators and therapists work in different systems. We understand the power of combining their expertise into a single setting, where students can simultaneously grow academically while benefiting from therapy aimed at building emotional learning and resilience.

Therapeutic Integration
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Expertise Builds a Good Experience

We value the trust it requires to educate your student. Therefore, we hire highly qualified teachers, analysts, therapists, social workers, and other support team members. The combined education and experience of our team provides well-rounded education with community integration, service learning, social skills development, art, music, and more!

Transition Readiness

Green Tree strives to help students develop skills to be successful when they transition back to their traditional educational setting. When a return to their home community school is not appropriate, GTSS offers transition services focused on daily living skills, self-determination & interpersonal skills, and employment skills that will prepare students for a life after school.

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Green Tree School believes in building a community of care

A Community of Care

At GTSS, students are provided well-rounded education with community integration, service learning, art, music, and more. GTSS strives to help students return to their home community schools and prepare them for a life after school by providing vocational training and job-readiness training.