Head of School Blog

by Dr. Francis Tabone

Out of His Head – CUNY Unlimited

CUNY Unlimited CUNY has been developing a program for special needs students in their locations all around the city. The details are fuzzy, but there is some progress. At this point, they are accepting applications for the 2019/2020 school year. CUNY Unlimited is a...

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Out of His Head – A First for Cooke and New York State!

Cooke SKILLs Students First to Sign Supported Decision Making Agreements In New York State  Supported Decision Making Agreements (SDMA) for adults with disabilities is a relatively new concept in New York, but not in other parts of the country. Texas,...

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Our Approach to Education

At Cooke, we are driven by the belief that all children deserve an education that leads to an independent future – one in which they can be included as integral members of their community.

Strength-based learning

Robust academics

Integrated therapeutic services

Community inclusion

Transition planning

Parents as partners

Commitment to diversity


Cooke Center School is proud to be accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools. Cooke Center Academy is registered as a high school with the New York Board of Regents and can award New York state diplomas.

School Contact Information

Cooke Grammar School

219 Stanton Street

New York, NY 10002

(212) 995-2020


Cooke Academy

60 MacDougal Street

New York, NY 10012



Cooke SKILLs

254 West 29th Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10001