FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your child’s education, social development, emotional needs, and mental health are as important to you as they are to us. We aim to be as thorough as possible in addressing questions and concerns we think you may have. You are also always welcome to contact us directly by emailing or calling 646-649-3913.
What children do you serve?
The Quad Preparatory School serves twice-exceptional Children (2e) - that is, those who are intellectually advanced or have high academic potential (which is sometimes called “gifted”) and who ALSO have learning and/or social-emotional differences that require a flexible, creative learning environment. Children at Quad Prep may carry a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, specific learning disability, anxiety and/or mood disorders. That said, our unique integrated model founded on gifted and special education, and clinical best practice truly sets us apart in our expertise in social cognition, executive functioning and educational engagement.
Is there an IQ cutoff for consideration of admission?
While our programs are designed for children who are cognitively gifted, we do not believe in any one way to assess our children’s academic potential and cognitive skills. Instead, we look at many types of information in considering applications for admissions, including neuropsychological testing, school progress reports, narratives from specialists, parent interviews, school observations at your child’s current school (if needed) and a visit to our school by your child.
Is there any child for whom The Quad would NOT be appropriate?
Quad Prep is a special educational setting specifically designed for twice-exceptional children. Quad Prep is not able to support children who are persistently physically aggressive or that need what has classically been described as a “therapeutic school” (which is a more restrictive setting). Additionally, Quad Prep is not able to support students with Substance Use Disorders.
What type of funding do you accept?
Quad Prep families have successfully sued for Carter funding. When possible, we welcome families who may qualify for Connors funding. Please consult an experienced attorney who specializes in Special Education for more information about Carter and Connors funding and eligibility.