Linden Grove School began 30+ years ago as a small parent cooperative for families whose children did not fit the mainstream education system. Small class sizes allowed for individualized attention, while staff and parents implemented progressive education methods to help ensure student success.
Today, Linden Grove School (LGS) serves students in grades K-8 students and maintains its commitment to serving students who do not fit mainstream education systems by meeting the increasingly diverse needs of students with autism spectrum disorder and related learning needs.
LGS accomplishes its mission by:
- Maintaining a small school setting with low teacher:student ratios;
- Researching and implementing progressive teaching methods;
- Supporting social skill and behavior development;
- Delivering support services including occupational and speech therapy;
- Creating engagement opportunities found in traditional schools such as field trips, in-house special events, and after school activities;
- Offering classes that challenge and motivate students to be creative and use higher thinking skills, classes such as robotics and art+technology;
- Providing before- and after-care to support working parents;
- Partnering with local businesses, schools, and organizations.