What is Serendipity Center?
Serendipity Center is a private, nonprofit, K-12+ therapeutic school located in Portland, Oregon.
What is a Therapeutic School?
Serendipity’s therapeutic school is a special education program with a primary focus on emotional and behavioral growth. Our program prioritizes academic learning (Education), progress on individual treatment goals (Mental Health), preparation for future success (Transition Readiness), and the development of life-long health practices (Wellness). Serendipity is both an accredited school and certified children’s mental health provider.
Serendipity’s mission is to provide the best environment for students to heal and become educated, productive community members.
In order to achieve our mission, we built our program around the RE-Education model developed by psychologist and researcher Dr. Nicholas Hobbs. RE-Education is a guiding philosophy, founded on the belief that children can be taught to manage their behavior. This unique framework focuses on the strengths inherent in each student and employs a variety of approaches in order to solve problems.