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Five Acres Therapeutic School

The Five Acres Therapeutic School, a leader in special education, supports students with behavioral, emotional and learning challenges. Our school offers highly specialized instruction to students K-10 eligible for Special Education services in the areas of Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Mild Mental Retardation, and High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. Families can access our program through an IEP recommendation or through private pay regardless of Special Education eligibility. A 50-day summer school program (ESY and private pay) is also offered.

Founded in 1981 as a Non-Public School (NPS) program, Five Acres' therapeutic school is
WASC accredited and certified by the Special Education Division of the California Department of Education. ID (#19-64881-6917199) Our school accountability report card (SARC) is available for download.


Five Acres Therapeutic School760 W. Mountain View StreetAltadena, CA 91001
(626) 798-6793 x 2315


Academic Environment
The Five Acres school offers a calm, nurturing and highly structured academic environment, including a large playground and swimming pool. Our course of study is in complete alignment with California standards and frameworks in all core academic areas. Our school contains a 6000-volume central library along with a 9000-volume Reading Renaissance library in individual classrooms. All classrooms have networked computer stations with filtered Internet access for educational study and research.

Rich in Resources
We offer highly individualized instruction along with the designated instructional services of speech, transportation and one-on-one assistance. Class sizes are small (8 to 12 students per class) and the teacher/student ratio is 1:4. In addition our program offers a great variety of community access including field trips, dual-enrollments and full mainstreaming to public school.

Nurturing Faculty and Staff
The faculty includes veteran teachers with clear regular and special education credentials and graduate degrees in special education. Our faculty and staff are highly experienced with special needs students and most have worked in our school for 10 to 25 years.

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Enrollment Contacts
   If you are looking for a
highly nurturing and
profoundly academic
school for your special
needs son or daughter
please contact the
Intake Coordinator
Five Acres Therapeutic School
760 W. Mountain View
Altadena, CA 91001

Debbie Salas, M.A.
Program Specialist, Intake Coordinator
(626) 798-6793 x2315
Fax (626) 296-3510

Monique Baca-Geary, M.A.
Director of Education
(626) 798-6793 x2308
Fax (626) 296-3510

Greg Constant
Assistant Director of Education
(626) 798-6793 x2238

WASC Certification

Five Acres
2013-14 School Accountability
Report Card ( SARC )