Wordsworth Academy

Philadelphia, PA
Contact: (215) 643-5400

Overview

The Wordsworth programs provide a comprehensive treatment and education program in a safe and nurturing environment to assist children and adolescents who are experiencing serious emotional and behavioral issues. Troubled adolescents in crisis can transform their lives at Wordsworth.

Wordsworth is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides a continuum of education, behavioral health treatment and child welfare services to children, adolescents and families. Our services include our Residential Treatment Program, special education programs, and a number of programs that are provided in homes, schools and the community.

Founded in 1952 as The Matthews School, Wordsworth originally served students with reading disabilities. The name and scope of services changed in 1965 and the organization has grown from serving 20 students to serving more than 2000 children and youth each year. Wordsworth provides caring and professional services in a variety of settings, and continues to grow and introduce new programming to meet the changing needs of the community.

Wordsworth provides evidenced-based and innovative therapeutic interventions and educational services based on the individual needs of our clients and families. We help clients identify strengths, foster resiliency, and develop skills so that each child can reach his/her full potential academically and socially.

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