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Sydney's School

Our History

Kathy Swenson (Founder/Mom) started Sydney's School in honor of her daughter, Sydney in 2004.  Kathy found that Sydney needed more than what the school system could provide, so she started her crusade to help Sydney and other children in the Tampa Bay area gain the opportunity to form relationships with typically developing peers and Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, while they were in school.

From 2003-2004 Great Beginnings Pre-School, directed by Anita Maurer allowed Jennifer Rava to be Sydney's inclusion speciliast.  Amazing amounts of progress and success were seen and from that lead to Great Beginnings Pre-School, director Anita Maurer, taking Sydney and Kathy under her wing and the establishment of Sydney's School. 

Kathy continues to provide the heart and passion that drives the school’s mission to create a place where children and families affected by Autism can have their educational, social and therapeutic needs met in a fully inclusive environment




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Sydney's Academy
St. Patrick Catholic Church
4518 South Manhattan Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611
T: (813) 835-4591 | F: (813) 832-3427