School Overview

Tribeca Preparatory is a 12-month private special education early childhood and elementary program dedicated to children 4-13 years of age who have social communication and other developmental delays. We tailor our programs to each child to focus on their individual academic, social/emotional and behavioral needs. Our related services are integrated throughout our program to ensure all children succeed in a group setting. Our ultimate goal is to prepare our students for a less restrictive environment by developing the readiness skills to succeed.

 2020 COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Tribeca Preparatory is a school for students with special needs that is known for being a program that can adapt, be flexible, innovate and create programs where our students will excel. Although no one can predict the future, Tribeca Preparatory will ensure that the learning experience for our students will continue to meet our high expectations in the areas of social, behavioral and academic growth and progress.

This guideline will outline Tribeca Preparatory’s reopening learning plan for the 2020-21 school year and the three options being considered. The health and safety of our students and staff is our primary concern and will be frequently evaluated with a focus on continuous improvement.

Our Mission

The Tribeca Preparatory School is devoted to helping children maximize their learning potential in a supportive and nurturing environment. We embrace our children’s strengths and prepare them for educational success.

Our Philosophy

Tribeca Preparatory is a developmentally oriented program committed to the “Whole Child Approach.” Our supportive school structure prioritizes a low student-to-teacher ratio to provide the necessary framework to carry out each child’s customized educational plan.


The curriculum used at Tribeca Preparatory is provided both individually and in small groups using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior, Social Thinking, Zones of Regulation, De-escalation, and Floor Time. These methodologies are used to help our students thrive in the area of academics, social skills, communication skills in a group setting. Ongoing assessments in these areas are carefully monitored to develop, support and effectively teach. We adhere to the New York State Common Core standards for literacy, math, science, and social studies. We offer art, music/movement, physical education, as well as related services.

Individualized Educational Approach

Our small class size (6-8 children) allows us the flexibility to customize our program for each child to effectively address their learning needs. We start with class in a group setting to acclimate our students to the more traditional learning approach. Children are then separated into smaller groups by learning styles and skill levels. This flexibility allows us to scale towards a 2:1 or 1:1 student-to-teacher ratio as necessary. This approach lets each child learn at their own pace in their own space.


Tribeca Preparatory School offers a full academic curriculum in sensory- friendly, social-language rich classrooms with behavioral supports. Our sensory-friendly school is filled with visual supports, schedules, multiple sensory areas, and access to appropriate de-escalation tools for students to cope appropriately when unexpected things occur.


We embrace teamwork and take a collaborative approach towards each of our children to help them achieve educational success. Collaborating with teachers, related service providers, parents, caregivers, and community members is essential to our program and ultimately provides everyone with a better understanding of how each child learns inside and outside the classroom. Each educational component synergistically works together to maximize each child’s learning potential.

Schedule a Tour!

The Tribeca Preparatory School has a rolling admission procedure. All prospective families for the 2020-21 school year must fill out the intake form and make an appointment for an admission information session.