Education Center South

The Watson Institute’s family of special education schools has grown! Watson has designed the Education Center South to replicate the current programming in Sewickley because we know what works! Our students with special needs will benefit from the same classroom/staffing configurations that serve them so well in Sewickley.

Student COVID Guidelines_Jan. 2021

Approved Private Special Education School

  • Licensed to serve children with special needs ages 5 to 21
  • Outcome-based programs for students to learn, adapt, and achieve their full potential
  • Nationally accredited by NCASES (National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services)
  • Outcome-driven special education teachers, staff, and support providing proven evidence-based practices for learning, social skills, speech, behavioral, and more.
  • Students may elect to utilize outpatient behavioral health services such as diagnostic assessments, Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS), and therapy. These comprehensive support services are not necessarily required for students enrolled at the Education Center South but they are an option for families to use.

Special Education Transition to Adulthood

The Watson Institute provides comprehensive special education transition services to our students with special needs as they prepare for their transition to adulthood. Our Community Based Instruction program works with students to provide them with pre-vocational functional learning experiences in work-based settings. We partner with local businesses and organizations to teach transferable skills such as functional academics, community awareness, communication, personal management, safety, and career/vocational exploration.

For more information or to refer a student to the Education Center South, contact Meagan Trimbur, M.Ed., Educational Liaison.

412-749-2805 or [email protected]

Special Education Career Opportunities

Are you interested in a special education career at the Watson Institute? Check out our current openings today!



Winter weather school closings: Closings will be posted on local TV station, KDKA, and will appear as Education Center at Watson – Bridgeville. Watson will send out alerts for closings through e2Campus.

Additional Resources:

2022-2023 Watson Institute Education Center Parent-Student Handbook

2020 Education Center Wellness Policy

2022-2023 Education Center South School Calendar