Welcome To Leeway School
There are so many ways to chart the growth of children during their time here at Leeway School but some of the growth is in ways we could never measure. Children build confidence in their abilities, make lasting friendships and develop a love for learning. These things may not be able to be measured by a test, but they can make a big difference in the life of a child.
Our programs here at Leeway are designed to prepare students for their school careers and beyond. Through our dedicated and experienced staff, we provide a comprehensive program that supports children and their families. We use proven strategies to develop students to their greatest potential. If you'd like to join our Leeway family, please feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility."
What Parents Say About Leeway School
I highly recommend this school! My daughter attended this school for 2 years before entering Kindergarten and made a wonderful improvement!"
My son has a few challenges, and has been at Leeway for two years. I don't know where they found such compassionate, patient, and competent staff members. This is my son's last year there, and I miss them already."
My son is going to Leeway full time, from 9-3pm, Monday thru Friday. He has Autism. He loves school, thanks to all his wonderful teachers & therapists (OT, PT, Speech, Play Therapy). He was a non-social little 3 yr old last year. This year he has blossomed and learned about 100+ words, he is now potty trained (which by the way, is the parents responsibility, not the teacher's!), and he counts from 1-20 (backwards too! 20-1), knows his colors, shapes, and his whole alphabet! Wonderful school and staff! Best ever - hands down!"
It is a great school for younger ones who have some problems. My son still goes there and his progress is wonderful there.. i thank everyone of his teachers for all the help. "
Explore our Site and Learn about our School
Browse the news and announcements section to find out what is happening at Leeway. Here wehave the latest information about scheduling and upcoming events.
View our various professional services section to see what Leeway School offers for you and your child. Our certified professionals help students with a broad range of special needs, and offer the highest possible level of care to your child.
In this section you can browse through the multiple facilities features at our school. Here you can get an inside look at the classrooms, the playground and some of our special events that we hold for the children.
Here you can learn about how we perform evaluations and determine what other services may be recommended for your child.
About Our School
Leeway School is a non-profit school that has been in existence for over 40 years, and serves developmentally delayed and typically developing students from 18 months to 5 years of age.
Our school lies on a beautiful 4 acre property in Sayville, NY. The size of our campus allows us to offer both outdoor activities and spacious classrooms. Leeway is a private non-profit organization that is funded through school districts, the Suffolk County Department of Health, Bureau of Services For Children With Special Needs.
As noted, we are a special education preschool and serve the needs of children from the ages of 18 months to 5 years. Both half day and full day sessions are available.
Leeway has both self contained, and integrated classes. In self contained classes all of the children are receiving services. In our integrated classes, we have typically developing students in conjunction with children who are receiving services. Every student participates in a program that includes music, pre-literacy, readiness skills, science & math concepts and social emotional skills. Fine and gross motor development are also a focus of our curriculum.
Our special services
We offer speech and language therapy, physical and occupational therapy, as well as psychological counseling and parent training for children and their families. There are also Early Intervention classes, starting as early as 18 months of age, with class sizes of no more than 7 children. Additionally, we serve youngsters with PDD/NOS and Autism Spectrum diagnoses, as well as children with language and other delays.
Participating School Districts
Some of the school districts we work with in Suffolk County include: Babylon, Bayport / Blue Point, Bayshore, Brentwood, Center Moriches, Central Islip, Commack, Connetquot, Deer Park, East Islip, Eastport / South Manor, Fire Island, Harborfields, Hauppauge, Islip, Lindenhurst, Longwood, Middle Country, North Babylon, Northport / East Northport, Patchogue / Medford, Rocky Point, Sachem, Sayville, Smithtown, South Country, Three Village, West Babylon, West Islip and William Floyd.
- Ages 18 months to 5 years old
- Integrated & Self Contained Classes
- Speech / Language Therapy
- Physical / Occupational Therapy
- Psychological Counseling
- Early Intervention
- PDD/NOS and Autism Services
- Parent Training
- Full Day or Half Day Sessions
- Music & Physical Education
- Pre-literacy & Readiness Skills