The linden tree is an ancient symbol of hope and joy. Linden Grove reflects both growth and nurturing. The linden leaf is a symbol of the three-pronged approach of Linden Grove School’s education policy: integrating academics, social skills and therapies.
Linden Grove School provides a specialized, progressive educational program for K-8 students with autism and other related learning needs. Our program partners with families in a respectful, rewarding and supportive environment, inspiring hope for all and providing each student with the opportunity for personal growth and independence.
Specialized Learning for the Whole Child
Linden Grove School is a private, state-accredited, not-for-profit school that offers an alternative learning program for students primarily diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and who struggle in a more traditional school setting. Linden Grove addresses many of the academic, sensory, social, communication, and behavioral needs common for children with autism and other related learning and behavioral disorders.
Linden Grove students have proven their ability to learn and excel in our specialized learning environment. Our highly trained staff combines state content guidelines with customized academic instruction, social skill integration, speech and language and occupational therapies, and behavioral management programs. Our low teacher-student ratio (1:3 – 1:8) and our developmentally appropriate academic groupings provide for improved academic progress for each student. As a result, students find themselves in a rewarding atmosphere where they can grow academically, socially, and behaviorally, finding success, independence, and happiness.
Linden Grove School is an approved Ohio Autism Scholarship Provider.
A Parent-Cooperative Based School
Linden Grove School is a “parent-cooperative” embracing parent commitment and participation. A strong parent commitment helps Linden Grove retain dedicated teachers and staff. Parents play an integral part in the continued growth of Linden Grove School and of the services provided to our students. In order for Linden Grove to continue to grow and thrive, parents are expected to participate in fundraising events and support some basic operations of the school. Every family brings an array of interests, talents, skills, outside support systems, and resources that can be utilized to support the operations of the school and ensure its continued success. Therefore, in order to do this, there are certain expectations that are necessary for each family.
Committee Involvement is Recommended
Linden Grove School strongly recommends that each family contributes to one or more committees in an effort to run the school effectively and efficiently for growth and sustainability while supporting the school’s mission.
Linden Grove’s Parent Cooperative allows
- Parents to work collaboratively in a structured system to support and enhance the school’s programmatic needs.
- Parents, teachers, staff, and administration to build a closer relationship unifying efforts to provide the best education and school environment for our children.
- Parent support and advocacy to be formed within the Linden Grove Community.
- Parents to serve as members on the Board of Trustees, as indicated by Linden Grove’s Code of Regulations.
Parent Commitment Hours
As a result of being a parent cooperative, many forms of commitment are required. Listed below are some of these commitments; however, please refer to your Parent Commitment Contract upon enrollment for complete details.
- Attendance at quarterly Parent Meetings
- Supporting classroom teachers
- Participation in all fundraisers
- Participating on one of the following committees and/or signing up and performing various tasks for one or more of the teams listed below
- Strategic Planning
- New Parent Mentors
- Hospitality including Room Parent