Who We Are
The Anderson School, which accepts students in 7th through 12th grades, was designed to create a learning environment that meets the academic, emotional/social, and therapeutic requirements of students in need of extra support.
Students who attend the Anderson School are identified and referred by their school districts.
What We Do
In a highly structured setting, The Anderson School is able to provide an environment designed to enhance student pride and self-esteem. Led by a dedicated professional staff, the small classroom settings reinforce appropriate social/emotional skills as well as provide a strong academic structure aligned with the Pennsylvania Common Core State Standards. In addition to academic instruction, the Anderson School’s program features: diversity education, character education, mainstreaming with area centers for vocational training, and work study partnerships with local community employers.
How We Do It
In addition to academic instruction, the Anderson School’s program features: diversity education, character education, mainstreaming with area centers for vocational training, and work study partnerships with local community employers.
Our campus in Eagleville includes chromebooks in every classroom, a gymnasium, and recreational room. The 22,500 square foot campus also includes classrooms equipped with Smart boards and a cafeteria.
The Anderson School empowers students to know they MATTER to the world and are ABLE to succeed in life through academic achievement, positive relationships, self-regulation, and self-advocacy.
At Anderson, we communicate to students: You are enough
- You are enough
- You have influence
- You have a contribution to make
- You have a gift that others need
- You are the change
- Your actions define your impact
- You matter
Profile of a Graduate
An Anderson graduate will be a productive contributor to the community and will be able to achieve gainful employment. They will enter the community with respect, knowledge, and the confidence to achieve their goals. They will be our best representation of the values and beliefs we deem important to make a person whole and we will take pride in their success.
· Problem Solving/ Critical Thinking
· Functional contributors to society
· Personal and Social Responsibility
- We believe that Anderson is a family where relationships are everything; where we foster acceptance, accountability, and emotional resilience.
- We believe in embracing compassion, empathy, and trust through fair process and our desires to restore relationships and repair harm.
- We believe that all students can learn and should be provided with an individualized, standards-aligned educational experience, teaching to multi-modalities regardless of individual challenges and obstacles.
- We believe that all students should graduate high school with viable transition plans, which emphasize their strength, promote self-advocacy, and prepare all students for life after graduation regardless of their path.
- We believe that all students deserve a safe place in which to learn.
Our Principal: Christine Raber
Principal Christine Raber joined the Anderson School in August 2019. Most recently, she served as Special Ed Supervisor in the Spring-Ford School District. Mrs. Raber has been in the field of special education since she was a senior in high school. She always wanted to be a teacher, and had the opportunity to be a helper in a special education class in middle school. She has been working with students who have special needs in middle school ever since. Mrs. Raber attended West Chester University and graduated with honors with a Bachelors degree in Special Education. She taught special education in grades 4 through 8 for 13 years. Mrs. Raber has experience in autistic support, learning support, and emotional support. She also received a Masters degree in special education and her supervisory certification from Penn State University. Mrs. Raber started supervising special education in 2007. She is thrilled to be in her dream position as principal of The Anderson School.