Temple Grandin School welcomes inquiries on behalf of any student who might benefit from our program. We are an inclusive community that values each student’s uniqueness, whether or not they have an identified diagnosis. Our staff works closely with the students and families in our program to create an individualized learning plan that helps students attain the social and academic skills they need to develop their talents. We have thoughtfully designed each aspect of our curriculum to meet the unique needs of students with Asperger’s Syndrome; however, we recognize that many types of students may benefit from one or more of our program components, including:
- Personalized learning to support individual passions
- Small classes with experienced, caring teachers and support staff
- Challenging academic curriculum
- Integrated social, organizational and behavior support
- Real-world learning experiences
- Sensory processing and self-regulation instruction and support
- Frequent, supportive communication with families to address questions, concerns, and program planning
Because we are committed to the success of each student enrolled in our program, we take time to get to know each applicant during the admissions process, which includes the following steps. In some cases, additional information and/or visitation may be requested if needed to obtain additional information about the student.
Step One – Information Exchange
Student/family interview(s) – Parents and/or student observe TGS’ Morning Meeting, meet with Admissions Team. May also include observing a class. Families are encouraged to share their student’s developmental history, past school experiences, and goals for attending TGS. Admissions Team members will share detailed information about the TGS program, staff, and learning community.
Step Two – Application Process
- Submission of completed TGS admissions application and $500 application fee (payable through PayPal via the button below), including copies of ALL prior evaluations, treatment plans, and school records.
- Submission of current (within 3 years) cognitive and academic testing.
- Completion of TGS-provided parent and teacher response questionnaires.
All application materials are reviewed by our Admissions Team, which includes behavioral, counseling and academic staff. In order to best serve both our applicants and current students, we will only review applications that are complete, including submission of application fee.
Step Three – Observation
On-site visit and observation – Student visits TGS for portions of two or more school days, participates in classes, interacts with current TGS students and staff. In some cases, Admissions team members may also request to observe students in their current school settings.
Step Four – Decision
TGS notifies family of admissions decision. Families of students who are admitted will receive an enrollment packet, including a tuition contract, which must be submitted with the required deposit in order to hold a student’s place at TGS. Families of students who are not admitted will receive a detailed explanation of the admissions decision, and recommendations for other programs and services to address the student’s needs in preparation for future admission, if appropriate.
For questions about admissions, or to receive a TGS Admissions Application, please contact Lea Anne Paskvalich, Admissions Director, at the address below.
Temple Grandin School
3131 Indian Road
Boulder, CO 80301
Prospective families are also welcome to attend an informational Open House. Check out our events calendar for Open House dates.
Temple Grandin School (TGS) admits students of any race, color, creed or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at TGS. TGS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, disability or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid, or any other programs administered by the school.