|Educational Services: Testing, Tutors, Learning Disabilities, College, Homework Help|
Over one hundred and sixty specialized schools in New Jersey serve students aged 3-21 with disabilities. The New Jersey Department of Education monitors out of district school placements. In addition to the featured schools below, visit the New Jersey Department of Education website for a complete list of schools in New Jersey and info about state and federal regulations.
learning disabilities support
See listings under Education Services to locate resources for testing services, tutoring, educational support and information about learning disabilities.
alliance of private special education schools of north jersey
Formed in 2011, the Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey is an alliance of state-approved private special education schools in northern and central New Jersey. Visit their website for assistance in finding appropriate schools and information about the referral process. 973-407-0596.
special education parent groups
Independent of or in collaboration with the home school district, special education parent groups meet for support, advocacy and education. Many host professional speakers and workshops throughout the school year and welcome parents of neighboring districts. See listings under Education Services–LD Support for some of the most active groups.
adolescent therapeutic schools and programs
Members of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) include therapeutic schools, residential treatment schools, wilderness programs, outdoor therapeutic programs, young adult programs and home-based residential programs for troubled teens and adolescents. Visit website for information and to find a program.
state of new jersey department of education
For additional information about education in New Jersey, visit the State of New Jersey Department of Education website. The site includes a non-user-friendly directory of public and non-public preschools as well as elementary, secondary and special education schools and official public school report cards.
The Allegro School
125 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls, 973-267-8060. Autism/PDD ages 3-21.
Visit the Arc of New Jersey website to locate school and program information for counties not listed below.
• The Arc of Essex
123 Naylon Ave., Livingston, 973-535-1181.
• The Arc of Hunterdon County
The Concourse at Beaver Brook, 1465 Route 31, Annandale, 908-730-7827.
• The Arc of Middlesex
219 Black Horse Lane, Suite 1, North Brunswick, 732-821-1199.
• The Arc of Morris County
PO Box 123, Morris Plains, NJ 07950, 973-326-9750.
• The Arc of Somerset
141 S. Main St., Manville, 908-725-8544.
• The Arc of Union
70 Diamond Rd., Springfield, 973-315-0000.
A cognitive program for students with learning disabilities.
• Held at American Christian School, 126 South Hillside Ave., Succasunna, 973-584-6617.
• Held at Jewish Educational Center, 330 Elmora Ave., Elizabeth, 908-355-4850.
12 Hollywood Ave., Fairfield, 973-439-1919.
Bonnie Brae School
Liberty Corner, 908-647-0800. Residential treatment center for adolescent boys.
The Calais School
45 Highland Ave., Whippany, 973-884-2030. K-12.
100 Straube Center Blvd., Pennington, 609-730-9553. K-8.
The Center School
580 Old York Rd., Branchburg, 908-253-3870. K-12, post high school work readiness transition program.
The Child Development Center
60 West St., Bloomfield, 973-429-8110. Ages 5-21.
The Children’s Institute
One Sunset Ave., Verona, 973-509-3050. Ages 3-21.
The Community School
Lower School: 11 W. Forest Ave., Teaneck, 201-837-8070.
High School: 1135 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, NJ 07666, 201-862-1796. K-12.
Cornerstone Day School
1101 Bristol Rd., Mountainside, 908-543-0220. Therapeutic grades 5-12.
The Craig School and The Craig High School
10 Tower Hill Rd., Mountain Lakes, NJ (grades 2-8); 310 Lathrop Ave., Boonton, NJ (grades 9-12), 973-334-1295. Enrollment: 150. Student/teacher ratio: 4 to 1.
The Craig School is an independent college prep program that specializes in working with students with learning disabilities, builds on the students aptitudes and strengthens self-awareness. We are strategy-based with individualized learning programs for our students. Our goal is to help our students/parents to assess and understand learning disabilities and provide a strong, professional internal support network.
45 Cardinal Dr., Westfield, 908-232-6655.
Deron School of New Jersey
1140 Commerce Ave., Union, 908-206-0444. Ages 5-13;
130 Grove St., Montclair, 973-509-2777. Ages 13-21.
Developmental Learning Center
Mountain View Rd., Warren Twp., 908-. Built by the Morris-Union Jointure Commission to serve the needs of autistic students ages 3-12 from 28 constituent school districts.
ECLC of New Jersey
21 Lum Ave., Chatham, 973-635-1700.;
302 N. Franklin Tnpk., Ho-Ho-Kus, 201-670-7880. Ages 5-21.
First Children School
330 South Ave., Fanwood, 908-654-2470. PS-8.
Garfield Park Academy
24 Glenolden Lane, Willingboro, 609-877-4111. A New Jersey state approved, not-for-profit school provides effective, evidence-based special education services for students in grades K-12 who have a history of learning, social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
The Gow School
2491 Emery Rd., South Wales, NY, 716-652-3450. Boys grades 7-12.
14 Hope St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450, 201-447-1696. 9-12.
51 Old Rd., Livingston, 973-740-2353. Ages 3-21.
Lake Drive School
10 Lake Dr., Mountain Lakes, 973-299-0166. Deaf and hard of hearing students birth through high school.
Laurel School of Princeton
75 Mapleton Rd., Princeton, 609-584-1800. Grades 1-8.
The Lewis School
53 Bayard Lane, Princeton, 609-924-8120. PK to adult.
Lord Stirling School
Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-766-1786. Ages 7-21.
Mary A. Dobbins School
243 Pine St., Mount Holly, NJ 08060, 609-267-1550. Grades 6-12.
The Matheny School
65 Highland Ave., PO Box 339, Peapack, 908-234-0011.
The Matheny School is a New Jersey approved private school for children with disabilities. Children having a variety of developmental disabilities, physical challenges, and complex medical conditions find a safe, supportive environment where they can reach their potential.
McAuley School for Exceptional Children
1633 Rt. 22, Watchung, 908-754-4114.
The Midland School
94 Readington Rd., Branchburg, 908-722-8222. Ages 5-21.
240 Franklin Ave., Maplewood, 973-761-7616. Grades 5-12.
188 Mt. Airy Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-766-0362.
New Alliance Academy
49 East Midland Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652, 201-225-0046. Therapeutic high school.
Newgrange School and Educational Outreach Center
526 South Olden Ave., Hamilton, 609-584-1800. Ages 8-18.
Newmark K-8, 365 Emerson Ave., Plainfield, 908-753-0330;
Newmark High School, 132 Emerson St., Carteret, 732-541-5112.
P.G. Chambers School
15 Halko Dr., Cedar Knolls, 973-829-8484. Ages birth-22.
Princeton Child Development Institute
300 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, 609-924-6280. Autism children-adults.
The Puzzle Place Daycare & Preschool
3425 US 9, Freehold, 732-994-7899. Autism.
Rock Brook School
109 Orchard Rd., Skillman, 908-431-9500. Ages 5-14.
2 Miller Rd., Kinnelon, 973-850-6130;
8 Columbia St., Morristown, 973-984-1600. Ages 10-21.
Private school specializing in serving students in grades 6-12 with anxiety and school refusal.
• 981 Rt. 22W, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, 908-801-6700 x6103.
• 1610 Rt. 88, Suite 202, Brick, NJ 08724, 908-801-6700.
• 7 Regent St., Suite 7, Livingston, NJ, 908-801-6700.
Somerset Hills Learning Institute
1810 Burnt Mills Rd., Bedminster, 908-719-6400. Serves children and young adults with autism.
Summit Speech School
705 Central Ave., New Providence, 908-508-0011. Ages: Birth-5 yrs. Tuition: Parent/infant program–no cost; Preschool–school district pays tuition or sliding scale.
The Summit Speech School is a private, non-profit school for hearing-impaired children from birth through five years of age, providing an auditory/oral program to develop language, speech and residual hearing.
Winston Preparatory School
901 Rt. 10 East, Whippany, 973-500-6480.
The Winston School
30 East Lane, Short Hills, 973-379-4114. Grades 2-8.