Beyond Four Walls

At the Otto Specht School, we work to discover each child's path to lifelong learning, offering a variety of educational programs designed to meet the needs of students with developmental delays, social and sensory sensitivities, and learning challenges. We have looked beyond both typical and special educational models to provide an extraordinary education to those who need it most.


About the school




Waldorf Education

As a parent I could speak about Otto Specht’s unique pedagogy and supportive environment which is unlike any other educational experience my son could have. But more important to me is that my son loves his school, he loves going and misses it when he isn’t there. And the teachers and faculty at Otto Specht love him. Really, what more could a parent ask?
— Roger Williams, Parent
“It is really able to adapt to each individual child in a way that I have never seen any other school do.”
— Mary Holland, OSS Parent

About the Otto Specht School is a short documentary film featuring Transitional Life Skills student Andy Kaufman and the Otto Specht School. The film was created and contributed to the school by Christopher Lukas. We are very grateful for his work and support. To learn about his current work, a documentary about Pete Seeger's legacy, If I had a Hammer, click here.