Exceptional Education for Exceptional Students
Is your child reaching their full potential?
Esther's School provides an innovative educational program for high functioning physically and intellectually challenged children, Grades K-12.
Our program gives individual attention to students and allows them to work at their own pace. Explore our program!
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The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program provides scholarships for eligible students with disabilities to attend an eligible public or private school of their choice. About the program | Apply online
Step Up for Students provides scholarships for low-income Florida school children and believe in equal educational opportunity. How It Works
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Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators
All employees and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student.
Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggressions, and accepting or offering favors.
Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to:
Attn: Esther Berry, School Administrator
6565 78th Ave. N.,
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to:
Marilyn Davis, Chairman of the Board of Directors
6565 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators will be reported to the Office of Professional Practices Services. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student are posted in the school office and on our Web site at www.estherschool.com.
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS
Esther's School announces its policy for
Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students
Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting
Esther Berry; 6565 78th Ave N, Pinellas Park, Fl 33781; 727-544-4700
Full Announcement: Florida's Income Eligibility Guidelines
for Free and Reduced-Price Meals
Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size.
Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child's name, SNAP/TANF case number and signature of adult household member.
Foster children will receive free benefits regardless of the child's personal income or the income of the household.
Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Esther Berry at 727-544-4700. Read full announcement
The More the Merrier, by Esther Berry
At a very young age, I was intent on getting married and starting my family as soon as possible. I always wanted a big family and the chance to pass on good values to my children.
Once married, we were so happy to welcome two children into our lives in short order. When my first husband was not interested in having more children, we parted ways. I was heartbroken and saddened by the turn of events. But that would not be the end of my big family dream.
I've now been married to my wonderful husband Chris for 35 years. We were blessed with three children, fulfilling my dream of a large family. My youngest Robert was born with Down Syndrome, changing our lives for the better. It was a challenge but i have grown so much and learned so much thanks to Robert.
Several years ago, my husband and I started a school for special needs children. Our first day, we had two children — Robert and the child of a family friend. After that first year, the school grew steadily with the introduction of some children from the foster care system. Read full story
Now Enrolling for the
2013-14 School Year
Campuses in several locations:
Campuses in Pinellas Park, New Port Richey, Seminole and St. Petersburg. Grades K-12
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Peace, Love, and Hope for my son
This is year was my son's first year attending Esther's School. After the heartbreaking set-backs, trauma, and regression he experienced in his previous schools-- I have been miraculously blessed with a place that he loves, learns, and is safe.
There are always kinks to be worked out in every project or place of business, especially schools. I understand that Esther's School is an ever changing work in progress-- and that is the way it should be, if the results are a constantly improving environment for our children. As of today, I could not be happier.
~J.D.A. - Mother of student at New Port Richey Campus