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From the Head of School

To Our Current and Prospective Families

Welcome to our community!

Over 30 years ago, Center School was founded from the belief that students who learn differently flourish when given the right environment. The well-respected program that was born out of our founders’ vision has impacted the lives of hundreds of children and their families, culminating in a mission that guides our bright and capable students in realizing their potential.

From the moment families walk through our doors, they experience a warm and nurturing environment and witness our incredible faculty expertly guiding their students to success on a beautiful 14-acre campus located in the Philadelphia suburb of Abington.

Our success lies in our approach. A low student-teacher ratio enables us to offer personalized instruction to each student. Extraordinarily talented and dedicated teachers discover how their students learn and then teach in a way that is best suited to their students’ individual needs.

Center School’s curriculum is multi-faceted, reflecting an understanding of the academic and social-emotional needs of our students as well as recognizing the role that language plays in academic success. Classrooms are places where creativity is fostered and self-advocacy is developed.

I invite you to explore our site and get a sense of the supportive atmosphere of Center School, but the best way to get to know us and experience our nurturing environment is to spend time here with us. I encourage you to connect with our admissions office to schedule a private tour.

We look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you to our community of successful, lifelong learners who are realizing their potential each day.

Mindy Wawrzyniak
Head of School


"You have always been so caring and helpful to my son and me. You are a second family to us."
~ T. Family. 
"You are amazing! Thank you for everything you do for our family." ~ D. Family.