In 1995, three mothers, Carol Tucker, Beverly Cox, and Judee Samuels, were seeking to provide the best possible program for their own children with autism. Their sons were 3 and 4 years old and each had just been recently diagnosed with Autism. One of the three, Carol Tucker, was the ESE teacher for the boys. As the 3 mothers vigorously searched for the best interventions for the boys it soon became apparent that they would need to open their own program for autism.
So, in 1996, a small private school, Princeton House, was opened. The school began as a non-profit private school with 6 students and quickly grew into a nationally recognized program incorporating the "best practices" in the field of autism by a team of the most highly qualified and experienced teachers and therapists in the area.
However, the reality that many children and families were unable to access the program because of the high tuition costs; it became a necessity to find a way to fund the school without tuition so that all children were welcome - free of charge.
Today, PHCS is considered a pioneer in the education of children with autism. Families from all parts of the U.S. and various parts of the world have moved to Orlando in their quest to provide the best possible education for their child(ren). We are proud that we have gathered together an elite staff of excellent educators, therapists, and leaders who have a vision of student growth and success.