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    To EDUCATE and EMPOWER every student is our goal

  • Arbor School of Central Florida Sensory Based Curriculum

    Arbor uses SENSORY-BASED curriculum…

    Designed especially for students with high-functioning Autism, Dyslexia, Down Syndrome, SLD and other learning disabilities.

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    Arbor School participates in the John McKay & Gardiner Scholarship programs.

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Customized, Therapeutic Education for Your Child

Help your child connect to the world around them while unleashing their inner potential and creativity. The Arbor School of Central Florida offers a sensory-based curriculum ideal for children with high functioning Autism, Dyslexia, Down Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome, SLD and other Learning Disabilities.  Let us be your child's specialized school and see them grow significantly.

Let your child discover their potential and the beauty of their environment.  At Arbor School, you can be confident our teachers will recognize the inherent intelligence of your child and will teach to their unique abilities.

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Our Focus

Since 2002, Arbor School has provided a leading-edge, academically sound and therapeutically-based learning approach for special needs students with diagnoses such as:

  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • High Functioning Autism
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Down Syndrome
  • ADHD
  • SLD & other Learning Disabilities


Our school uses sensory-based therapies such as:

Each type of therapy is tailored to bring out the best in your child. Our therapists work in collaboration with our teachers, ensuring that all aspects of the child’s needs are met. You can count on extensive experience in this field to help provide the best learning experience for your child.

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A Sensory-based Approach

All classrooms at The Arbor School are set up to meet the needs of the students with:

  • Fitness-ball chairs
  • Bean bags
  • Floor-friendly tables
  • Space to stand
  • Quiet spaces (including outdoor garden)
  • Natural lighting
  • Essential-oil diffusers

Lessons often take place outside with the kids walking, jumping, or sitting quietly near our campus garden. By allowing our students to learn in a more natural and comfortable environment, they experience growth and progress not seen in other programs.

Switching To Arbor Is Easy!

Here are the steps!

We're here to help you ever step of the way! Please click or call to get started!
    Tour Our School

    Call (407) 388-1808 to schedule a visit to Arbor, or send us an email.

    IEP & Documentation Review

    We'll review your child's IEP, evaluations and documentation, then meet with you to discuss.

    Student Sceening

    We get to meet your child and show them around Arbor.


    Your child has the opportunity to spend some time in one of our classrooms to see what it's like to be a student at Arbor.


    If we're a great fit, we let you know!

    Apply For Scholarship

    The process to become funded for your child's future at Arbor School is completed online.

    The Next Step Is Yours

    Meet Our Staff

    The Arbor School of Central Florida's employs nearly 30 staff, including administrators, therapists, teachers, and teaching assistants. We provide instruction for students from middle and primary school up to high school and transition.

    Therapies include Occupational, Speech & Language, Music Therapy and Art. All teaching staff at Arbor School Florida hold Teacher Certificates, a 4 year degree, and/or extensive experience in their field.

    Choose a department:

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    For More Arbor School News:


    Aug, 2021 - Sept 2021

    August 1 - Tuition Payments Due

    August 2-6 - Teacher Workdays

    August 6 - Meet the teacher 1-4PM

    August 9 - First DAy of Student Attendance

    September 10 - Progress Reports Go Home

    Oct - Nov, 2021

    October 7 - End of 1st Quarter

    October 8 - School Closed Progress Reports Go Home

    October 11 - Report Cards Go Home

    November 12 - Progress Reports Go Home

    November 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break

    View the Full Arbor School of Central Florida Calendar.
    Please check back. We will be adding new events throughout the school year!

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    …that, though commitment and empowerment, all people with disabilities become active, contributing members of the Central Florida community. 

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      “The Arbor School has provided a great environment for our son. They are results-oriented, in a nurturing environment, with excellent teachers who are extremely patient, kind, and skilled.”
      The O'Reilly Family
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      “…our son has come so far! He’s not the same kid and we owe it all to Arbor School. Thank you Ms. Wendy and Everyone at Arbor School of Central Florida!”
      The McCabe Family
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      …our son has never been happier since he's been at Arbor. With the other schools he attended in the past, it was always a struggle to get him to go every day. At Arbor, he is excited and happy to go every day. Thank you!”
      The Roberts Family
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      “I finally found the right fit! My son has only been at Arbor for one year and has learned more than he has over the last several at a different private school for students with learning disorders.
      The Behrens Family