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Jing Zhou, BCBA, Founder of Alpine Academy, a school for children with autism
Jing Zhou, BCBA, Founder


Welcome to Alpine Academy! My name is Jing Zhou. I am the founder of Alpine Academy, and  I’m thrilled that you have taken the time to learn more about us and all we have to offer to your child. Driven by the philosophy that all children can learn with the right instructional approach, Alpine Academy was established in 2007 to provide an exceptional education to children with unique behavioral or learning needs. Our small classroom setting and low student-to-teacher ratio allow our teachers to fully understand each child’s learning style. Our ambition is to always aim high and equip our students with the skills for a life-long journey of learning and accomplishment.

During my training in graduate school as a young behavior analyst 25 years ago, I discovered my passion for helping children with autism or other special needs.  Since obtaining my Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy, I have worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and conditions in residential, school, home, and community settings. I'm so grateful to have had the privilege of being a part of the journey in these children's growth. They taught me more than I could have ever imagined possible, including empathy, compassion, and resilience. It's their inspiration that encouraged me to open Alpine Academy, a place where children can learn and grow with proven, effective teaching methods (ABA) in a nurturing and caring environment.

Our school is unique in the close relationship we maintain with our students and their families. We allow our students to progress at their pace while challenging and supporting them to achieve their maximum potential. The partnership between the school and home is vital to the success of our program and we rely on strong communication and collaboration to accomplish this. Our parents rest easy knowing that their children are receiving an exceptional education taught by dedicated, nurturing, and highly qualified staff who share the same passion as I do for helping children achieve and learn.

This website is an extension of our school community and a great place to start learning about Alpine Academy. I hope the information here will give you a glimpse of our mission, goals, and life at Alpine Academy. Nothing, however, takes the place of a personal visit. Please accept my personal invitation to call and make an appointment for a tour so you can see for yourself our beautiful facility, bright and cheerful classrooms, our various curriculum programs, and experience our school in action. I’m incredibly proud of the work done at our school, and I look forward to meeting you and showing you all our school has to offer!