Astor Learning Center

Hudson Valley

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The Astor Learning Center (ALC) is a therapeutic school for children facing educational, emotional, and behavioral challenges.  The ALC provides a nurturing learning environment where children who have often experienced failure in school can finally succeed.  Started in 2010, Astor’s Day Student Program enables children from the local community to stay at home and attend a more structured educational environment that better meets their needs.


The ALC includes:

  • Small class sizes of six to eight students including individual instruction, as needed
  • High student/teacher ratios of one teacher and two teacher assistants/class enhance learning
  • Special area classes in Art, Computer Lab, Physical Education, Library, & Music
  • Spacious, well-equipped, and beautifully decorated classrooms
  • Large windows in wide hallways
  • A team-based approach to problem-solve for struggling students


Services Offered:

  • K-8 grade educational services
  • Development of social and emotional competence of young children
  • Intensive speech/language therapy when indicated
  • Occupational & Physical therapy when indicated
  • Individual & group therapy when indicated
  • Other specialized services, as needed


All referrals must come from the child’s home school district Committee on Special Education (CSE).

Contact Us:

For more information or to make a referral to this program, contact:

Tiffany Helms
6339 Mill Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Tel: (845) 871-1016
Email: Please use our Program Contact Form »

More Information:

Program brochure (PDF file)

Folleto del programa (archivo PDF)

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