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From the Head of School

To Our Current and Prospective Families

Welcome to Center School!
I am so glad that you stopped by to explore our community!
In 1989, two mothers had a vision to create a learning environment in which students with educational gaps could feel supported and successful.  From this vision, Center School was born.  Thousands of students have experienced incredible educational growth as a result of our renowned, well-respected, and incredibly effective programming.
Driving onto our campus, families view 14 beautiful acres in the Philadelphia suburb of Abington, in which Center School is situated.  When families and students enter our building, they immediately experience a welcoming and warm environment, meeting faculty, staff, and administration who are fully committed to the School’s mission and growth of its students
We purposefully are a small community.  A low student-teacher ratio enables us to offer personalized instruction to each student.  Our faculty collectively have over 150 years of experience, with the majority holding master’s degrees and certifications in meeting the academic and social needs of our students.  These extraordinarily talented teachers are dedicated to teaching in a way that is best suited to support each individual child.
Our curriculum is multi-faceted.  This reflects our understanding of supporting the academic and social-emotional needs of students diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and ADHD.  Center School’s effective and successful programming has led to students achieving between one and one-half to two years of reading growth in one year.
As you continue to explore our website, I hope you gain an understanding of the supportive atmosphere that is reflective of our dedication to the growth and success of our students.  However, the best way to experience the Center School difference is to visit our campus and meet us.  I encourage you to connect with our admissions office to schedule a private tour. 
I look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you to our community of successful, lifelong learners!

Mindy Awarzyniak Signature

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.