Creekside School

A School for Students  Significantly Impacted by Autism

We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 private school dedicated to children with challenges relating to the world around them, most commonly found in autism and related special needs.

  • Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR®) Model in our classrooms and Community Outreach Program
  • Multisensory, experience-based curriculum meeting the California state content standards
  • Integrated therapeutic services including special education, speech and language, and occupational therapy
  • Supports created to bridge learning across home and school environments
  • Our unique, relationship-based, individualized program highlights each student's learning style as the driving factor for their continued educational and social environment.

  Our Programs

Functional Academics

Adaptive Daily Living & Prevocational

Community-based Instruction

Enrichment & Recreation

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy and Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

Inclusion with General Education Peers

Family Collaboration

Creekside was founded on the commitment to provide best-in-class schooling for students with moderate-to-severe autism.

Creekside School began informally in the basement of the home of a young boy with autism whose parents had struggled to find an appropriate school setting for his significant neurologic and behavioral challenges.


Soon other youngsters who were significantly impacted by autism began arriving at the basement with their parent or day-time caregiver.


In 2006 the school was formally established and soon thereafter leased two classrooms and ancillary space in the corner of a San Jose-based church school. Formed as a nonpublic school, Creekside continued to grow to serve students from many school districts.

In 2018 the school was invited to move into a recently-vacated school in the Oak Grove School District of San Jose. The former George Miner Elementary is the perfect campus with its large, sunlit classrooms and expansive blacktop and playground area.

Creekside was founded on the commitment to provide best-in-class schooling for students with moderate-to-severe autism.


That commitment touches every aspect of our operation, from the active inclusion of families in their child’s learning, to the quality of our teaching staff, to the breadth of knowledge and experience of our autism-related services team, to the spacious campus on which all of this magic happens. 

5629 Lean Ave.
95123 San Jose , CA
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