Wildwood School is a non-profit, private school approved by the New York State Education Department that is certified to educate students ages 5-21 in 21 classrooms from approximately 60 school districts reaching 14 counties. The school employs almost 200 staff.
Our school is comprised of four program levels: Elementary, Intermediate, High School, and Young Adult. Although the entire school is one learning community, each program level functions as its own Professional Learning Community with the emphasis on student and staff learning. Essential outcomes for all students have been developed with on-going common formative assessments used to drive instruction based on data from the assessments.
Our elementary, intermediate and high school classrooms are located at our Curry Rd. Ext., Schenectady building and our program for young adult students takes place in our Latham facility located at 1190 Troy-Schenectady Rd. During the summer months, all students in our Young Adult Program are located in Latham and all other students who attend classes at Curry Rd. during the school year may have the option of attending program in our Altamont location, which provides an outdoor educational program, if it is appropriate based on their needs and goals.
The school provides a comprehensive educational program for students to prepare them to be as independent as possible. There is a blend of academic, social, employment, and functional skills that are taught to each student driven by their Individual Educational Plan (IEP), needs and interests. Each classroom has one teacher and up to 5 teaching assistants depending on student numbers.
We provide many supports and related services to students and family members such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, speech and language therapy, behavior supports, nursing services, work based learning, transition coordination, instructional technology support, adaptive physical education, music therapy, and art enrichment.