Gersh Academy at Cougar Mountain is the first school for Autism and Aspergers in the country that is attached to a fully-functioning zoo

Gersh Academy at Cougar Mountain

Coming soon to the Pacific Northwest


Meet Gersh

Est. 1999: School for children on the autism spectrum ages 5-21 years

Our vision at Gersh Academy is a world where individuals on the autism spectrum are empowered to thrive.
With over 25 years of experience in education, we provide our students an environment where programs and services are customized around their individual needs, allowing them to reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.

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The First of its Kind

Gersh Academy is proud to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art school on the Cougar Mountain Zoo campus.

Sharing a campus with the zoo opens up a world of possibilities for our students that may not have been available before. Gersh Academy Cougar Mountain is the first school for autism in the country that is attached to a fully-functioning zoo. Breakthroughs in autism education and research have led many experts to attribute interaction with animals and wildlife with better focus and attention.

94% of ASD familes with pets say their child has a 'strong bond' with their pet.
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83% of parents engaging in Animal-Assisted Therapies claim their child showed a 'noticable improvement'
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Children with ASD showed a 43% decrease in skin conductance responses in the presence of animals.
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Find Us

Gersh Academy
Cougar Mountain

5410 194th Ave SE
Issaquah, Washington 98027
1-888-39-Autism

Our Other Locations

Gersh Academy
West Hempstead Campus

307 Eagle Ave
West Hempstead, NY 11552
516.986.9580

Gersh Academy
Hauppauge Campus

358 Hoffman Lane
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631.232.3855

Gersh Academy
International
2052 McLeary Avenue
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00911
787.200.8684

With over 25 years of experience in education, we provide our students an environment where programs and services are customized around their individual needs, allowing them to reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.

About Gersh Academy

The first Gersh Academy opened its doors in 1999. Years later, our vision remains the same, but our family has grown much larger.

Gersh Academy Academics includes a full State Standard Curriculum

Academics

A full State Standard academic curriculum. Career/College path and behavioral tracks are available.

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