40th Anniversary Celebration!

Please join us this year for our 40th Anniversary celebration!

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Fall Scholarship Celebration

Jennings Pavilion, Holbrook-Palmer Park
150 Watkins Ave., Menlo Park

We are pleased to announce a WHOLE year of exciting events in celebration of our 40th Anniversary! We hope you can join in the fun! Please visit this page often for the most up-to-date information!

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Share your Morrissey-Compton Memory!

Thanks for being part of our 40th Anniversary celebration! We’d love to hear about your favorite Morrissey-Compton memory — a funny story, memorable event, favorite therapist – anything that is special to you that you’d like to share!

Thank you for your support!

Anniversary Events:

BalloonsFall Celebration & Fundraiser
Featuring: Silent Auction, Parents’ Experience Panel & Partners Forum, Alumni Testimonials, Morrissey-Compton: Past, Present & FUTURE.
Date: Thursday, Oct 20, 2022
Time: 6:00pm Gathering, 7:00pm Program
Location: Jennings Pavilion, Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Menlo Park

Past Anniversary Events:

Coastside Open House
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Time: 7:30–9:00pm
Location: Half Moon Bay Library, Community Room, 629 Correas St., Half Moon Bay

40th Anniversary Special Friends Reception
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Time: 7:00–9:00pm
Location: Ladera Oaks Swim & Tennis Club, 3249 Alpine Road, Portola Valley

Come One, Come All! Client Appreciation Day Picnic
Please join us for an afternoon of fun and frolic in celebration of YOU, the best clients ever! Food, activity booths, games for all ages, and lots of fun!
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 12 noon–3:00pm
Location: Carriage House, Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton
RSVP by September 15

It all started with an IDEA…

Morrissey and Compton Peninsula educators Patricia Morrissey, Ed.D. and Carolyn Compton, Ph.D. found it difficult finding an organization that could provide their special needs elementary school students with the support and instruction that they needed to succeed academically — and in life.

So, they started their own, and in 1982 the Morrissey-Compton Educational Center was born.

That idea became CHALLENGE SCHOOL. Watch the video here.

Today, the Morrissey-Compton Educational Center is a premium provider of diagnostic, therapy, tutoring and advocacy services for children and adults with learning challenges.