Welcome to Centennial School

A positive environment for students, families, and teachers

What are we?

Approved Private School

We are a Special Education Day School licensed to provide educational services to students with:

  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Autism (ages 6-12; upper limit entry age of 12)

Our school operates 180 school days during the year, beginning in August and dismissing in June. We do not offer Extended School Year services. 

As a Laboratory School

Special events

We are affiliated with the Lehigh University College of Education. As a lab school, a goal of Centennial is to prepare high quality special education teachers to enter the workforce in Pennsylvania and other states across the country. We do this by bridging the gap between theory and practice, contributing to the overall training of graduate students in Special Education.

In addition to their coursework, Centennial graduate students receive an additional two-hours of on-site training every week on topics specific to the education of children and youth with emotional disturbance and autism. The workshops are usually presented by professional staff who work at the school and on occasion from one of Centennial School's outstanding cadre of professional consultants.

We believe that our training program is one of the best in the country. We prepare some of the best-qualified, most technically proficient teachers in special education.