The Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children still is following the guidelines provided to schools by Akron Children’s Hospital School Health and Canton Health Department. Temperature taking, handwashing, and optional masks continue to be our protocols. Any person entering the building with COVID-like symptoms and/or at-home exposure are asked to remain home.

Our Story

The Golden Key Center is a unique school comparable to no other.

Golden Key School Our StoryThe Golden Key was co-founded by Terry Frank M Ed, Autism Intervention, Educational Specialist and Katherine Catazaro-Perry, registered nurse and mother of a special needs child. With help from The Arc of Stark County and collaboration with Stark MRDD, The Golden Key opened its doors by offering a summer camp specifically for children with special needs. The community needs for these services proved to be essential, and our school became open for year-round services on November 8, 2008. We became an Autism Scholarship Provider that year and a Provider under the Jon Peterson Scholarship two years later.

We have since evolved into a fully encompassed school that services students from over 18 local school districts. We continue to provide the affordable before and after school services that started our journey twelve years ago.

Terry Frank has continued to serve as our executive director since the founding.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom

The Golden Key utilizes the Google Classroom as its technology platform.

This HIPPA compliant and secure program allows for our students to have access to the appropriate education if a remote school is put in place. Each classroom is designated its own link to allow for teachers, therapist and intervention specialist to connect with families.

Please see your student’s teacher to receive the appropriate Google Classroom Link and your student’s Golden Key Email.

Note: A Golden Key Email address is required for each student at The Golden Key.

Private Tuition Payments

The Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children Inc., provides various programs that are not covered by the Ohio Choice Scholarships. Payments for these services are made via Tuition Express®. Please follow the link to set up your personal Tuition Express payment account.