Our mission at Excelsior Academy is to provide a safe and nurturing environment wherein students become literate, thinking, independent and productive citizens.
Excelsior Academy is an award-winning school that has been devoted to helping each student reach his or her individual potential for over 25 years. Excelsior is a WASC accredited private, nonpublic school that has been very successful at creating a learning environment where children achieve social/emotional, academic, and intellectual growth. We serve students in grades 6-12 who have mild to moderate learning difficulties including language based learning challenges, or struggles with attention, anxiety, and executive functioning. They are bright and creative, and thrive in a small, nurturing learning environment.
Why Parents choose Excelsior?
Families feel a renewed sense of hope and students breathe a sigh of relief as they come to realize the Excelsior experience. Our students feel safe, nurtured, and respected. Classes are small with a student to teacher ratio of 6:1 which provides support and instruction at just the right level to develop confident, competent learners, and successful members of the community.
Every student is different.
In addition to a comprehensive academic education, we also offer a Transition Program, Pathway to Independence, where students study a variety of transition and independent living skills including: communication, self care/independent living, motor/mobility skills, functional academics, vocational, social/emotional, and recreation/leisure.
There are various opportunities for supported employment and work experience. Students can enroll in either our College Preparatory Program, Pathway to Independence or both.
Options for school and for life.
Our academic program is comprehensive and rigorous. We advocate lifelong learning and prepare our students for a myriad of life experiences. EA graduates have been admitted to both 2-year and 4-year degree programs at institutions for higher education.
Excelsior Academy Students
Students at Excelsior Academy are part of a unique learning environment. In order to ensure that each student is set-up for success, each classroom has been strategically staffed with a minimum of two qualified education professionals. It is the goal of these professionals to provide individualized academic instruction and to work within each child’s social and emotional needs.
Excelsior Academy Staff
Excelsior Academy staff consists of a diverse group of highly qualified, passionate, and compassionate professionals. This collaborative group works tirelessly with a single goal in mind: providing a school environment where students can experience success and mastery learning. This interdisciplinary approach ensures communication among the team and includes parents as partners in helping students reach their goals.