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Accreditation & Affiliations

Our list of accreditations, affiliations, memberships, operating certificates and awards reflects ANDRUS’ deep commitment to achieving standards of excellence and engaging in policies and practices affecting children and families.

Council on Accreditation (COA)









Operating Certificates

New York State Department of Social Services
New York State Department of Education
New York State Office of Mental Health

The Sanctuary Institute

The Orchard School has been designated a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education three times.


American Association of Children’s Residential Centers
Alliance for Children and Families
Business Council of Westchester
The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc.
Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies
New York School Principals for the Education of Students with Emotional Disabilities (NYSPEED)
New York State Coalition of 853 Schools
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Parents as Teachers International Affiliates
Westchester County Association