The Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning (Penticton EXCEL) is located on the main floor of a quiet office building directly across from a 21-acre lakefront park. Calming blue hues, artwork sourced from artists with autism, live plants, fluorescent light covers and sound-absorbing materials help to ensure our centre is sensory-sensitive.
Each cohort of 2-5 students is instructed in one of seven private learning spaces with multiple seating and workspace options (height-adjustable desks, wiggle seats, ball chairs, fidgets, exercise bands, etc.). Supported group work and social-skill building takes place in our open learning areas. Two "Sensory" rooms, a gym with a lateral climbing wall, a small gym with a climbing dome, excercise equipment, a "Bubble Bath" room (a small ball pit with clear balls), and quiet spaces are available to help students self-regulate.