News from Camphill Special School
We are an approved scholarship organization in the
PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.EITC funding
Wednesday September 10, 2014-
Perhaps our best kept secret is that
our school is also part of a network of communities serving children and adults
with developmental and intellectual disabilities that spans the globe. The international scope of the Camphill
movement can be felt in the homes and classrooms at Beaver Run and Beaver Farm.
The educational and social experience our students and staff members have is of
a rich and diverse world where cultures are able to mix in wonderful and
creative ways, where geography becomes a living experience, and world history
and current events become personally shared and experienced.
Our school is truly a crossroads where
wonderful people from every corner of the globe come to share, to learn, and to
live together. This is a miracle that we never tire of, and a real gift to the
children who, by living in a quiet corner of Pennsylvania, are also becoming
true citizens of the world.
Camphill Special School Admissions
Camphill Special School has rolling admissions for both day and residential placements. Children within the full spectrum of intellectual and developmental disabilities, from borderline to severe, are considered for admission
Learn about our admissions process
Education and Therapies at Camphill Special School
Camphill Special School offers a varied Waldorf curriculum rich in music, art, and drama as well as traditional and innovative therapies.
Discover more about education Find out about therapies
Transition Program Prepares Young People for Adulthood
The Transition Program incorporates education, therapies, and vocational experiences for eighteen- to twenty-one-year-old students in Camphill’s life sharing model.
More information about the Transition Program at Beaver Farm
Study Curative Education
The Camphill School of Curative Education and Social Therapy offers practice-integrated studies and professional certification in Curative Education.
More information about the Camphill School of Curative Education and Social Therapy
What is Camphill Special School?
Camphill Special School is a nonprofit Pennsylvania Approved Private School and Waldorf school accredited by AWSNA and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools that offers day and residential programs for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities that may include, but are not restricted to, mental retardation (MR), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, and other conditions associated with intellectual disability. Camphill Special School is part of the worldwide Camphill Movement and the only Camphill community in North America for children, as well as the only Waldorf school in the country for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.