The Auburn School

Growing the social and academic potential of bright students with social and communication challenges

Our Students
  • They see things a little differently.  They feel things more intensely.  Smart, often very bright, they are capable of tremendous focus and of absorbing large amounts of information.  They have the cognitive power to succeed in college and challenging careers, but also significant social and communication challenges which, if unaddressed, will greatly compromise their ability to advance.  We have designed a school that provides them all the challenge they crave, with the social support they need to succeed.

    Auburn Students:

    • Benefit from support in the areas of socialization, executive functioning, organization, attention, social communication, and pragmatic language.
      • Auburn serves students with challenges such as social awkwardness, restricted or unusually intense interests or behavior, difficulty sustaining conversations or friendships, and trouble successfully interacting in large group settings. 
      • Auburn uses success-oriented strategies to support executive functions, focus and impulsivity.
      • Auburn's program is designed for students who can benefit from these supports, including, but not limited to, students who are diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome/ASD, PDD-NOS, NVLD or ADHD.
    • Learn in an academically challenging, yet nurturing, environment.
      • Our program is designed for students with average to above-average academic and intellectual abilities and potential.
      • Auburn maintains strong academic standards and expects that all students will pursue a diploma-track program and college matriculation. Our students do, however, often have academic abilities that vary by subject.
      • Auburn is equipped to provide or suggest additional resources for students who require instructional support to achieve their full potential. 

     

  • For the first time in his life, our son loves school! He can’t wait to get there every morning and doesn’t want to leave at the end of the day. He has finally found a place where he fits in and is accepted for who he is and not chided for who he isn’t.

Diversity

  • The Auburn School’s commitment to diversity is consistent with our focus on serving students with diverse learning styles. Auburn encourages applications from students of all backgrounds. Only by maintaining a diverse school community can we provide the richest possible learning experience for our students. The Auburn School applies all policies and procedures, including admissions, equally to all students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

     

     

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