Welcome To Leeway School

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."

Wonderful school - especially for children with some learning delays."

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. "

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News and Announcements

Browse the news and announcements section to find out what is happening at Leeway. Here wehave the latest information about scheduling and upcoming events.

Professional Services

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.

Education and Programs

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.

Evaluation Services

Here you can learn about how we perform evaluations and determine what other services may be recommended for your child.

About Our School

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.

Our Classes

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.

Leeway Overview

  • 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