About Us

Aaron School opened its doors in 2003 on 45th Street, as a nursery and early elementary school for children not ready for mainstream education. In 2009, Aaron Academy, a middle school and high school that focused on student strengths, opened its doors at 30th Street. In 2012, Aaron School and Aaron Academy merged under the leadership of our current Head of Schools, Roberta Palumbo.


In response to requests from parents and advocates, Aaron School has grown vertically and horizontally over the years and is now a K-12 educational destination for students with learning, language, attention, social skills and or sensory challenges. We now occupy two buildings. The lower school campus is located on 45th Street while the upper school campus is on 30th Street. Both school campuses are on the East Side of Manhattan and allow for occasional student, faculty and staff visits.


Today, Aaron School provides integrated academic, enrichment, and therapeutic services to children in grades K‐12, with the goal of enabling each student to become a confident and successful learner. Offering an academically rigorous curriculum aligned with the New York State Learning Standards, Aaron employs an individualized approach to ensure student success while preparing them for successful post-secondary educational experiences and professional careers.


Aaron School is an independent school that is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools as well as by NIPSA – National Independent Private Schools Association.