Specialized Education Services expands in Pennsylvania

Specialized Education Services Inc., a Camden-based provider of additional education services for K-12 students, announced on Tuesday it has acquired The Graham Academy, a special education school with locations in Kingston and Luzerne, Pennsylvania.

The acquisition will expand SESI’s education offerings in Pennsylvania, which includes schools and programs specifically designed for special education students classified with learning exceptionalities, such as autism spectrum disorder.

“More than ever before, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital need to fully support students with learning differences,” Andrea Vargas, president of SESI, said. “Despite the current challenges, we believe we found an ideal match in The Graham Academy. Their expertise in supporting individuals with specialized needs perfectly complements SESI’s commitment to students, families, districts and to the local communities where we are fortunate enough to serve. We are determined to continue The Graham Academy’s tradition of excellence.”

This will be SESI’s ninth and tenth location in Pennsylvania. Others include: High Road School of Philadelphia; High Road of Ferguson and Frankford; Anthony Wayne Academy; Capital Academy; High Road School of Southern York; High Road School of York County and William C. Goodridge Academy.

“This is a natural evolution for The Graham Academy, our parents and students,” said Nick Ouellette, president and CEO of The Graham Academy. “Like us, SESI is dedicated to the highest standards of program excellence for students with specialized learning needs, and they bring tremendous expertise and resources to bear. I am confident our legacy of providing a supportive campus will continue to thrive with the SESI team’s support and dedication.”