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Merakey Education Center Woodhaven

WELCOME to Merakey Education Center Woodhaven
(Philadelphia County | 215-671-5144)

The Merakey Education Center Woodhaven is an approved academic school that has educated students with developmental disabilities for over 25 years. The school is located on a 72-acre campus at the Merakey Education Center Woodhaven in Northeast Philadelphia. The location offers a safe and spacious therapeutic environment for students. Facilities available include a gym, auditorium, and well-maintained grounds. The school provides instruction on a full time basis for students who have had difficulties adapting to a formal school setting. Each student is provided age-appropriate instruction and support services in speech/language, occupational therapy, art, physical education, and therapeutic recreation.

The school serves students ages 7-21, grades 1 - 12 with a primary diagnosis of an Intellectual and Developmental Disability. Mild to severe levels of impairment with accompanying medical, dietary, or behavioral concerns are also welcome. IQ is not used as a reference or basis for enrollment. Each classroom is staffed with a certified teacher and a classrrom aide. Class size is kept small in order to provide individualized attention to the needs of each student. Interdisciplinary, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) based, instructional services are provided in compliance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania mandates for children ages 7 through 21. Extended School Year (ESY) is offered for five weeks each summer: Monday through Friday and/or as determined by students' needs. The Merakey School Woodhaven has the ability to serve and support children with complex medical needs and children with behavioral challenges.

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School Address:
2900 Southampton Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 (view map)
School Phone Number: 215-671-5144
Education and Autism Services Administration Office Number: 724-532-2302

Name: Ceani Beaden
Title: Director
Email: Ceani.Beaden@merakey.org
Phone: 267-606-5833 (cell)
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