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Creekside School

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San Jose, CA

Education, Nonprofit

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Work Culture at Creekside School

Community Oriented
Mission Driven
Our Story

 Mission, Philosophy, and Program Goals

Mission Statement

The Creekside School dramatically improves quality of life for students and their families.

We believe that anyone can learn once we learn how to teach them.Guided by this simple premise, each student’s unique set of interests, strengths and needs drive the development of their comprehensive program. Active collaboration between professionals and families allows us to gain greater understanding of the student as a whole.

Philosophy and Methodology

Parents founded The Creekside School using the Developmental, Individual difference, Relationship-based (DIRⓇ/ Floortime™) model. DIRⓇ/ Floortime™ was originally intended for young children in clinical and home-based settings. The Creekside School uses principles of this model to develop individualized intervention programs and functional academic curricula appropriate for a school environment.

The Creekside School takes an eclectic approach to special education. Instructional and therapeutic interventions include but are not limited to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), SCERTSⓇ (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support), Relationship Development Intervention (RDIⓇ), speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy and inclusion.

Our highly skilled team of professionals stays current with progressive methodologies.

TCS Student Goals:

All students will achieve greater independence through:

  • Fostering effective communication
  • Learning positive behaviors and self regulation strategies
  • Building relationships and acquiring social skills
  • Gaining community skills through greater access to community
  • Developing academic skills to be generalized across multiple life contexts

TCS Organization Goals:

  • Provide a safe, nurturing environment where students thrive
  • Maintain open communication and collaboration with parents and care providers
  • Collaboratively address challenges related to the development of each student
  • Provide meaningful learning opportunities 
  • Educate students at their developmental level with age-appropriate activities
  • Teach academic, vocational, social and daily living skills 
  • Raise greater autism awareness and understanding within the community
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