COVID-19 Message & Resources

Dear Shrub Oak Families,

Shrub Oak International School continues to monitor the evolving novel COVID-19 situation and is following all guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene protocols for schools. Below are some updates on our plans:

Shrub Oak in-person classes will be closed until at least June18th, in line with the executive order from the NY Governor. All schools in New York State have been closed until the end of the current school year. State officials have said this date may be extended again, but an assessment will be made at the end of May; Shrub Oak is following New York State guidance on this, and will be in contact with all families with any updates.

The Education team continues to provide an outstanding virtual education program along with clinical services through this extended closure. We are excited to be reconnecting with all of our students and families virtually!

Our residence halls are open for returning boarding students. To arrange your student’s return to campus if you have not already done so, please be in contact with Jesse Crisalli at

We continue to assess the new recommendations provided by the state and make updates to our protocols and processes. Our goal is to maintain the safety and care of all in our community.

The point of contact for any questions or concerns for Shrub Oak families is Wendy Eklund. Please reach out to her via email at  


The Shrub Oak Leadership Team

Respite Care In New York During Coronavirus

Beginning April 1, 2020 we will open our doors to you and your family for respite care.

COVID-19 Resources

New York Department of Health Interim Cleaning and Disinfection Guidance for Primary and Secondary Schools for COVID-19

Shrub Oak Cleaning Schedule

“Shrub Oak is the best thing to happen to our family."

In these uncertain times I could not be more happy that my 15 year old son is in such a safe and engaging environment. While I miss my him terribly and hate being so far away (we are in Northern California) I am relieved to finally have partners in my life that love and care for him as well as, if not better than, I would be able to right now. The staff is being extra careful. They are providing activities to keep him engaged beyond anything that I could.

The amount of love, care and hope that is present among all the staff and faculty is heart warming to me as a mom. I have likened it to LoveTea or LoveSoup and that the kids are continually being steeped in this healing brew that cannot help but affect them in positive ways. I am touched and amazed by the accommodations and adjustments that are continually made to make things work, to provide the most encouraging learning environment. Shrub Oak is not inexpensive but it is worth it and even more so during this evolving crisis. I am beyond grateful.”

– D.T.

Shrub Oak is now accepting international students!

In the midst of these challenging days surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Shrub Oak is excited to share some positive news with you. We have recently received our SEVIS approval, and we are prepared and ready to accept international students. We believe strongly in the value of a culturally diverse environment, and look forward to welcoming students from around the globe.

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