Approved Private School

Wordsworth Academy, an Approved Private School (APS), serves students ages 5 through 21 who have had difficulty achieving success in a traditional classroom setting. The APS offers small class size and an array of specialized support services which enhance the learning experience and produce positive outcomes for students.

We recognize that learning social skills is also important and we include a variety of social and recreational activities in each student’s schedule throughout the school year. Our program integrates the Pennsylvania State Standards and an intensive focus on the social and emotional needs of every student.

Wordsworth also offers a wide-ranging vocational program to help students plan for their future. Among those we offer are Industrial Technology, Light Construction, Horticulture/Landscaping, Multi-Media Design, Cosmetology/Barbering and Culinary Arts. Students also have the opportunity to engage in hands-on training in Hospitality, Maintenance, Child Care, Fitness, Healthcare and Retail.

At the elementary level, students are exposed to different careers through their classroom instruction in the form of research projects and by using a web-based career inventory program. Once a student reaches age 14, Wordsworth conducts a comprehensive assessment to determine the best path for each student in planning for a career and/or higher education after graduation.

Throughout the high school experience, students have the opportunity to learn how to develop a resume, complete college and/or employment applications and enhance their interviewing skills by participating in mock interviews. Exposure to post-secondary opportunities often increases academic performance and further encourages positive behavior.

For more information, please contact Melissa Williams via email at or via phone at 215-643-5400, ext. 3213.

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