George Crothers Memorial School (GCMS)
A place where children challenged by disability have a chance to shine! We are an Approved Private school (APS) serving children with intellectual and physical disabilities, including programs for students identified as medically fragile, ages 3 to 21 years old.
George Crothers Memorial School
The CADES George Crothers Memorial School (GCMS) at CADES is a Pennsylvania Department of Education licensed Approved Private School serving children 3-21 years with intellectual and physical disabilities. We specialize in teaching students identified with Multiple Disabilities, Medical Fragility, and Autism.
- Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-2:45pm
- We also offer an Extended School Year (ESY) program providing nursing, education and therapeutic services to ensure that students maintain their progress towards goal achievement attained during the school year
Children who are eligible for the CADES George Crothers Memorial School Program should be:
- Eligible students must be ages 3-21
- CADES GCMS students reside in Delaware County and surrounding counties
- Certified teachers expertly trained in special education combine research-based teaching, technology, therapeutic and medical supports tailored to meet students’ needs.
- Small classes and low student-teacher ratios allow for personalized instruction and supports that foster success and nurture independence.
- The GCMS therapy team utilizes an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to education. Our therapists and speech pathologists support a collaborative approach to therapy, which enhances our student experience throughout the school day. As a part of the IEP team, the therapists work closely with teachers and classroom staff to provide integrated therapy strategies to maximize learning.
- At GCMS, on-site professional nursing staff is available at all times throughout the day to provide medication, specialized treatment, and coordination with families.
- GCMS offers 5 classrooms dedicated to Verbal Behavior theories and adapting them to the CADES methodology, where students with various abilities can thrive. Spaces are available for early elementary age to high school transition age students who demonstrate the need for research based specified teaching procedures in Applied Behavior Analysis.
- CADES Achievers is our student centered transition program which empowers students ages 14-21 to reach their highest potential in both the educational environment and in the community. Support and guidance are provided to students and families in order to seamlessly connect them with adult service providers and guide their transition into meaningful futures.
- CADES Achievers draws from best-practice techniques while utilizing an integrated and collaborative approach to create opportunities for students to practice vocational skills, social skills, and life skills to support meaningful participation and success in their adult lives.