Our story started with one... one school in Pennsylvania that helps children with serious and complex challenges write new stories of success. We quickly learned that the services and supports we offered were desperately and widely needed. Over the years, one grew into many as New Story Schools became one of the preeminent operators of private special education schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
When it comes to helping children, we believe that more is better, and we have continued to grow. In addition to New Story Schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio, we have added the following private special education school systems to our family:
Green Tree School and Services
Based in Philadelphia, Green Tree School & Services (GTSS) is a nonprofit, state-licensed agency that provides education, therapeutic and clinical support to children ages 5-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Emotional Disability. Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that every child should have the opportunity to learn the academic, social, emotional, vocational, and life skills they need to achieve resiliency and succeed in their learning, living and working environments. GTSS has worked with children and young adults with special needs since 1957, marking over a half-century of Transforming Lives and Impacting Communities.
New Alliance Academy
New Alliance Academy is a high school for teenagers who experience acute psychological distress. We provide a full educational continuum that addresses the emotional and academic needs of students in a day school setting. New Alliance Academy integrates educational and ancillary therapeutic services, which are expertly provided to help the adolescent return to a least-restrictive school setting as soon as possible.
Sage Day Schools
“Here we will do what others say you cannot.” These are the words that greet students when they enter the door of Sage Day. It’s how prospective students and families know they have found a truly unique school community that understands their issues, challenges, and struggles. Our focus is on the whole student and we are strongly committed to intellectual and emotional growth. In our experience, this is what best empowers students to fulfill their potential as lifelong learners and productive members of society.
In Virginia, Rivermont Schools provide a therapeutic educational program for students, ages 5-22, with special needs, including those associated with autism spectrum disorder, who have difficulty learning in a traditional school setting. Rivermont’s mission is to help students learn to manage their behaviors so they can return to their home schools, graduate and become productive citizens. Rivermont Schools are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. All class credits earned are fully transferable. All schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF) and Cognia.
River Rock Academy
River Rock Academy was founded in 2005 and is committed to providing the internal power to change, affect and improve the lives of the students we serve. Our vision is to become a premiere provider of alternative education services. We serve students from the Central, South Central, and Eastern counties of Pennsylvania. In 2020, River Rock Academy joined the New Story family of schools.