The teachers are great, they are able to customize the lessons towards the students' strengths. There's nothing better than seeing the excitement in the air, the smiles, creativeness and teamwork. Gersh Academy gives the gift that keeps giving: "ENDLESS ADVENTURES." Donna Blandino
At Gersh Academy we feel like we are among family, like we are at home. We know that our son is comfortable - it is a very nurturing place. Academically he is flourishing and socially he is much more outgoing, more comfortable in his own skin and his surroundings. Since coming to Gersh Academy he is more verbal. He used to give us one word answers and now he tells us what's going on." Anthony Marchese
Our daughter did not want to go school before Gersh Academy - she was absent a lot. Within the first few months she developed a nice feeling of trust with the staff where she was very willing to go to school. They don't reprimand or use a reward system, they are all just warm and understanding which is what she needs and I think every child needs. Intellectually I see her flourishing because she is much less anxious, so she's able to concentrate better. We feel very fortunate to have found a nice safe, warm, inviting atmosphere for our daughter." Jane Ritter
"Since our son has been at Gersh Academy he has not only excelled academically, but gained socially. He was able to make interpersonal relationships with peers, he became his own little rock star there. The gains he's made at Gersh Academy have far exceeded our expectations so much so that our son graduated with an acceptance to Mitchell College!" Kathleen Colon
You guys rock! I can't imagine my son attending any other school. Thank you for everything!" Jose Rivera
Gersh Academy is very pleased to announce that we have been approved as an OPWDD Employment Training Program partner. The New York State Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is committed to increasing the number of individuals with developmental disabilities working in their communities.
Gersh Academy has been named as a TJX Companies National Community Partner. This gives our students the opportunity to intern at the TJ Maxx, Marshal's and Home Goods stores on Long Island.
Equine therapy (also referred to as horse therapy, equine-assisted therapy, and equine-assisted psychotherapy) is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions between persons with special needs and horses.