Upper School

Grades 9 through 12.

Cooke Upper School is a specialized high school that meets a critical need in New York City by offering superior, individualized special education not accessible to most high school students with special needs. Cooke Upper School is recognized for its rigorous academics and integrated therapeutic programs, which offer students the opportunity to develop academic, social, vocational and adaptive living skills at a pace best suited to their individual needs and abilities.

Upper School students participate in off-site education activities with dozens of community partners and select internship placements that match their unique strengths and interests. Students also develop their independent living skills, from navigating public transportation, to banking and grocery shopping, to preparing meals and doing laundry in the school’s Daily Living Lab. To learn more, visit: Our Approach to Education.

Planning Giving

Legacy giving is very important to Cooke’s sustainability.  Please contact Michael Eaton at Advancement@Cookeschool.org for more information.

Through the Affinity Membership Program, TD Bank will make an annual contribution to Cooke School based on the activity of all participating members’ TD Bank accounts.

Eligible accounts include:

  • Checking – Business & Consumer

  • Savings

  • Money Market

  • Certificate of Deposit

  • Retirement

If you are already a TD Bank customer, please visit any one of their locations and ask to have your balances included as part of the Cooke’s Affinity Membership Program (code: A1923).

Please see the Affinity Membership Program flyer for more information.