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Thank You for Your Interest in Cooke School

ABOUT COOKE: Cooke School is a private special education school serving New York City students, ages 5 through 21, with mild to moderate cognitive or developmental disabilities that severely impact their acquisition of academic, social and daily living skills. Our school is also very effective for students with severe language-based learning disabilities that significantly impact their development of academic and social skills.

We are committed to maintaining a student body that reflects New York’s economic and cultural diversity. We encourage all prospective families to learn more about our schools by attending a school tour, where they can meet our staff and see first-hand how Cooke students learn in the classroom.

For more information, please contact the admissions office at 646.273.5555 or


Lower | Middle School
Open House Video

Lower School serves students with disabilities (K-grade 5) at
  1713 Madison Avenue
• Traditional elementary classrooms (8-12 students) with a full
   complement of early intervention clinical services (OT, PT,
   Speech, Counseling)
• Fosters students’ social, emotional, academic and language
   development through individualized instruction

Middle school classrooms, serving grades 6-8, 
   have integrated academics and clinical services
   (OT, PT, Speech, Counseling), at 1713 Madison Avenue

• MS students receive English Language Arts,
   Mathematics, and Social Studies instruction on a
   daily basis (specialized classes include science, yoga,
   technology, physical education and art therapy)


Upper School Open House Video

• Specialized high school (grades 9-12) that serves
   students with disabilities at 1713 Madison Avenue
• Traditional high school classes  (9-12 students) in ELA,
   Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies and more, 
   with structured periods/bell schedule
• Extracurricular activities (e.g., student government,
   yearbook, basketball team) enhance leadership,
   communication, planning and organizational skills
• Select internship placements, vocational training and
   off-site, community partners help students develop
   their independent living skills (commuting/travel
   training, banking, meal preparation and other activities
   of daily living)

Transitions Open House Video

Transitions, a young adult program (age18-21), located at
   60 MacDougal Street, is designed to round out a student’s
   academic, social, vocational and life skills during the
   transition from high school to adulthood
• Academic subjects (math, humanities, technology and
  digital arts) blended with off-site education in libraries,
  parks, banks, restaurants, supermarkets and museums
• Highly-individualized travel training and paid internship
   programs where students learn transferable skills
   relevant to any workplace
• Transition Coordinators support students and families
   with information on benefits, entitlements and finding
   future programming
• Community partners include St. John’s University, fitness
   classes, music therapy, and community cooking classes 





To begin the application process please, complete the inquiry form by clicking the button below.


After completing the online inquiry form, you will receive an email allowing you to create an account and begin filling out the digital application.

Note: You can save completed work and come back to the application as many times as needed until finalized.


Once a completed application is submitted, the Admissions team will follow up.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Cooke School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of any policies or programs, including its educational policies, admissions policies and athletic and other school administered programs.