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 preparing students for independent adult life and employment.
We serve the sophisticated needs of an international co-ed population of young adults ages 14 to 22+ on the autism spectrum. We will consider children before age 14 for our boarding program, depending on their developmental level. Our day program has greater flexibility when it comes to individuals younger than 14 or older than 22. For adults over age 22, our focus is independent living and occupational stability. If you have a nontraditional age student, please consult with our admissions team to discuss options.
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.
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.