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About This School

Anderson Center for Autism is a private high school in Hyde Park. The principal of Anderson Center for Autism is Kathleen Marshall and can be contacted at kathleenmarshall@acenterforautism.org. 128 students go to Anderson Center for Autism and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at Anderson Center for Autism is 5:1. Franklin D Roosevelt Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Photography
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Hispanic 8%
White, non-Hispanic 65%
Asian 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My son Tommy has been enrolled with the Anderson Center for almost 30 years and throughout the changes over time he has always felt loved and cared for. Nobody has ever given up on him and that has made a huge difference in his continuing improvement on a behavioral level. He continues to have high self esteem and self confidence levels which positively impact learning. He participates in all sorts of activities including competing in the Track and Field events of the Special Olympics and the horseback riding program. Tommy has always connected with animals and to have those resources be available to him is a great benefit. The expanded art program has been a beautiful way for him to communicate artistically; his work goes on display in a gorgeous galleries. It is one enormous family there and I feel incredibly fortunate to have found them they have been invaluable.

  • (3 years ago)

    I came upon the Anderson Center for Autism when my son Paul was a teenager and was exhibiting physical aggression as a result of his inability to communicate. After enrolling him in the Anderson Center s residential program his aggression quickly disappeared. One very helpful resource includes a DynaVox communication device that allows Paul to type in or pictorially select what he wants or needs. My son is just so much happier! He s used his energy to excel in running and he received a Special Olympics medal in track and field. The staff is professional as they provide a positive environment continuously monitor his health and always communicate with me. As a single mother these elements mean the world to me and provide me with peace of mind that my son is getting the best education quality of life and treatment that he deserves.

  • (3 years ago)

    I believe the Anderson Center for Autism is currently the best in New York State. The Anderson Center has a high level of expertise a long term programmatic outlook and a succession planning that sets the expectation of a consistently excellent program going forward. Overall everything is first rate; there is at least one staff member for every two students and the security is fantastic as the campus is gated and all of the homes are alarmed. The faculty and program team including residential staff are all fully trained and participate in continuing education that includes a professional development program keeping staff up to date on current strategies for dealing with autism.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent school for students with autism who cannot attend public school

  • (6 years ago)

    I havent seen the greatness of Anderson School that is written here also I have had many friends that have worked there. Its scarry the things that go on there people in the area can tell you. They need to weed out the staff and start caring for the children they house its a pretty picture from the out side but a nightmare on the inside. A parent of a austic child

  • (6 years ago)

    My overveiw of this school is that it is a great atmosphere for the students to grow a learn together consistancy is very important and is an excellent resource in the school and residence's. This school allows the students to grow in every way possible and I beleieve it is an above adverage school for Young adults and children with Autism.

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