About Shrub Oak

Welcome to Shrub Oak International School, a new benchmark in autism spectrum disorder education. We are a world-class, private special education boarding and day school empowering students to develop the skills necessary to manage their lives to their highest potential and celebrate their individual strengths. 

We serve the sophisticated needs of an international co-ed population of children and young adults on the autism spectrum. 

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We hold ourselves to the highest standards of care and student engagement that maximize learning and therapeutic opportunities. Our students are empowered to achieve their greatest potential.

Central to our special education mission is the belief that everything we do originates with care and respect for every student’s abilities, interests, and preferences; with sensitivity to sensory, communication, social and cognitive challenges.

New Approach to Curriculum

Our innovative approach to curriculum integrates recognized relationship and learning models in all aspects of the student’s day, maximizing learning opportunities. Renowned experts work with your child to individualize life and career development paths based on his or her specific needs and interests.

Each student’s team of clinicians, teachers, and residential staff collaborate closely to address the student’s issues quickly and reinforce therapies and learning paths, so that the student progresses more rapidly.

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We offer a varied curriculum with options designed to meet each student’s goals and needs.

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Clinical Services

We believe that learning and creativity are maximized within a framework of safe, genuine and secure relationships.

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Campus Life

Students have a wide range of activities to choose from on and outside of the Shrub Oak campus.  Activities will vary depending on the time of year, weather, student interests, and opportunities available within the surrounding community.

Our Story

The vision for Shrub Oak International School has been six years in the making. Our story begins with extensive research to identify the perfect location with access to world-class experts and a premier facility accommodating residential students, with plenty of space for day students who live in the surrounding area.

Shrub Oak International School, located in the northern Westchester County hamlet of Shrub Oak, is set on 127 bucolic acres including more than 60 acres of forested lands, less than an hour from New York City. The building was originally a teaching seminary owned by the Archdiocese of New York.

A team of leading architects and designers is engineering the facilities to exacting custom specifications. The main building has expansive open public spaces, a landscaped courtyard, and spacious auditorium. The high-tech building boasts a modern gym, a restaurant-quality kitchen and dining facility, modern common rooms for socializing, state-of-the art classrooms, and well-designed dormitories. Outside, students will be able to enjoy open fields, farm lands, livestock, wildlife, and plenty of outdoor programs.

The space also includes an indoor pool, an open space for robotic development and learning, and a multitude of career training spaces and services.

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The Vision for Shrub Oak

Shrub Oak's original visionaries bring to life a school like no other.
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The application process starts with careful assessment of your child and a meeting with our admissions, and clinical team.

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