Aaron School
The Aaron Academy Logo.
309 East 45th Street, Between 1st and 2nd Avenue
United States
Coordinates 40°44′41″N 73°59′01″W / 40.7448°N 73.9837°W / 40.7448; -73.9837Coordinates: 40°44′41″N 73°59′01″W / 40.7448°N 73.9837°W / 40.7448; -73.9837
Type Private
Director Barbara McKeon[1]
Grades 7 to 12

Aaron School is a K-12 strengths based program for children facing developmental and learning challenges, located in New York City for students with average or above average cognitive ability. It provides a small, structured classroom setting with a multi-sensory and multi-disciplinary approach to learning. The students have challenges in the areas of language, auditory processing, attention, sensory integration, learning disabilities and executive functioning. The school is dedicated to providing a nurturing, skill based developmentally appropriate educational environment based on students’ individual needs.

The elementary school is located on East 45th street, between 1st and 2nd avenue. In addition to its academic program, it offers a social skills program, art, music, physical education, computer lab and library. It also provides Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Psychological Counseling.

The upper school, formerly Aaron Academy for teens in grades seven through twelve with learning disabilities, is located at 42 East 30th Street. In 2009 the tuition at Aaron Academy was $45,500 a year.[2] The school is not affiliated in any way with Aaron Academy in Tennessee, a private Christian school for home-schooled students. Aaron Academy in New York City uses a method the school calls "Dual CORE Curriculum," which uses principles of "Universal Design for Learning." The school says this allows for multiple methods of presentation, participation and expression. This CORE method focuses on student's strengths, rather than the more traditional method of focusing on the deficiencies of students with learning disabilities.[3]

In addition to its CORE curriculum, Aaron Academy offers elective areas of study, including science, technology, engineering, mathematics, culinary arts, music, library and Art. The school also features a new gymnasium and athletic spaces, and performing arts spaces opening in the fall of 2011.

Aaron Academy is one of a number of private, for-profit schools in New York City that are owned by MetSchools, Inc., run by Michael Koffler. Other schools under the Metschools umbrella are Montclare Children's School, Rebecca School, Sunshine Developmental School, Sunshine School, Vernon Avenue Children's School, and Williamsburg Northside Schools.


  1. "Director Letter". Aaron Academy. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  2. Fung, Amanda (2009-02-01). "Private High Schools Multiply." Crain's New York Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  3. "Aaron Academy" Parent Guide News. Retrieved February 24, 2011.

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