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The Pilot School

The Pilot School is a coeducational private special needs school

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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The Pilot School says

Founded in 1957, The Pilot School is an independent therapeutic day school for children ages five through fourteen with normal intellectual potential who experience language based learning differences. The program is individualized for each student, whole child centered, and taught in small groups utilizing diagnostic/prescriptive teaching. The student to teacher ratio is 5:1. Strengths are challenged and utilized every day. Emphasis on the mastery of foundation skills including auditory and visual perceptual, motor, listening, speaking, and social skills, supports growth in reading, mathematics, spelling, thinking, reasoning, and written expression. The goal is to return students to regular education as independent, active learners who are able to perform successfully at their chronological grade level. Three to five years is the approximate length of time students are enrolled. On site therapeutic support includes physical, occupational, speech, language, and music therapies, a therapeutic art program, adaptive physical education, a nurse, counselor, and school psychologist. Science, social studies, swimming, physical education, library, and technology round out each child's program. A variety of both specialized and regular education programs are available in order to meet each child's individual learning strengths and challenges.



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 294
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 6
1 9
2 13
3 16
4 12
5 13
6 37
7 17
8 23
Ungraded 148

The Pilot School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing The Pilot School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Gender 34% Male / 66% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 43%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Associations & Memberships

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Other associations for exceptional children

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