Classes begin Fall 2018

information request:

Shrub Oak is the place to learn and become independent.
Our students seek Success for Life.

Our program is founded by a team of experts with over 30 years of specialized school experience. The team includes technology experts, curriculum experts, clinical experts, and design experts. Shrub Oak is advised by world class leaders in agriculture, agri-tech, nutrition, physical activity, and all aspects of campus life. Shrub Oak’s focus is Success for Life for every student.

Shrub Oak is the place where earth sciences meet technology, academics meet life application, and where learning and participating coincides with athletics and outdoor activities. Our students will have the benefit and advantage of our leadership’s many decades of service to children and young adults with complex special needs. This is the program you have been waiting for.

Frequently Asked Questions


Shrub Oak serves the sophisticated needs of a co-ed population of young adults on the Autism Spectrum, ages 14-22, with capabilities for adults ages 22+. Shrub Oak is a boarding school for students with complex needs which haven't yet been met. Our mission is to provide a unique and individualized program, custom designed student by student, for Success for Life. Academics, Career Preparation, Life Skills, Athletics, Technology, Farming, Agriculture and a health-focused dining program, are the everyday fabric of Shrub Oak. We will seek to open every door and provide every opportunity for each of our students to feel confident in their self-reliance and independence. We will attend to each student with a concierge level of care, service and attention.


Shrub Oak will open in 2018. Our sprawling campus is a bucolic 127-acre world-class facility located less than an hour from New York City. While the building will be modern and appealing, the farm-like grounds with livestock and crops will surround everyone. Applied technology for the campus will be everywhere. The dormitories, classrooms, clinical areas and meeting spaces will be as green as possible. Earth friendly energy conservation management and efficiencies, as well as materials utilized in constructing and finishing our spaces, will be throughout. Our world will be filled with wonder, joy and the great possibilities of a purpose-filled life and bright future. Experience is the best teacher.


In early 2017, Shrub Oak will conduct thorough clinical and academic evaluations of applicants for the 2018-2019 school year. If you have interest in receiving more information about the evaluation process, please submit an evaluation request found at the top of this page so we can see if we are the right fit for your son or daughter. We will be in touch to learn more about your child and to provide additional information about the school and its people. Shrub Oak International School is a private school which does not receive direct funding from any government agency. We serve U.S. and International students.