About This School
Special Education schools are public schools that provide special services for children with disabilities (special physical, mental, or learning needs). Many special education schools also provide vocational training, adapted physical education, and assistive technology for their students. See Birchwood School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Birchwood School had 7 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Birchwood School Reviews
This school does wonders for kids that just don't fit inside the lines of mainstream. Mainstream doesn't look for solutions to a given issue. They just call you and tell you your child is bad. Birchwood calls you and says, hey, your child did such and such and here's how we handled it.
You have monthly meetings with your child's teacher and therapist. But you can make meetings as often as needed. This school is incredible. There are only 4 kids in my child's class!
Every time there is an opening there, the applicants (teachers, psychologists, etc) line up around the block for the chance to work there. Everyone knows each other. It's been the best thing that ever happened to us.