Superintendent: Mr. David Bernsley
(914) 769-0456 • http://www.mpcsny.org/
The New York State Legislature created the Mount Pleasant Cottage School UFSD in 1971 to serve the educational needs of approximately 350 children with social-emotional disabilities who are either day students or residents of the Jewish Child Care Association's 175-acre campus.
Resident-students live in one of three separate programs on campus. The Pleasantville Cottage School is a co-educational facility for 200 students of average intelligence who are socially and emotionally challenged. The Edenwald Center serves 120 boys and girls who have developmental and emotional challenges. The Pleasantville Diagnostic Center is a 90 day short term residential, diagnostic facility for 25 boys ages 6 to 14.
In addition, the school district admits day students that are accepted and integrated into existing programs based on the submission of intake packages and interview with school staff. For more information regarding the day student program, contact Paul Angeron at 914-769-0456 ext. 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school district develops individualized educational programs and utilizes related services and small classes to meet the diverse needs of our students. Programs follow the New York State curriculum and include academic diagnosis and remediation, speech and language services, counseling services, occupational therapy, computer aided instruction, a continuum of vocational skill development opportunities and a comprehensive focus on the enhancement of individual responsibility. Regents, Local and IEP diplomas are awarded to students meeting the requirements of the New York State Department of Education. Selected students are able to access local school district classes, the vocational programs of Southern Westchester BOCES, and career opportunities in coordination with VESID.