FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. WHO DOES THE CENTER SCHOOL SERVE?
We serve students ages 5-21 with learning disabilities and/or complex educational needs. Our students thrive in an academic setting tailored to meet their specific needs. We have students who are academically strong but are in need of support, as well as students who require a modified academic program with life skills incorporated in their program. Our programs are a fit for students in multiple classification categories. The Center School is not an appropriate placement for students whose disability manifests in aggressive or destructive behaviors.
Q. HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE IN MY CHILD'S CLASS?
Our class size is small. Typically, there will be 4-8 students per class, along with a certified special education teacher.
Q. WHAT SUPPORT SERVICES ARE OFFERED AT THE CENTER SCHOOL?
In addition to our academic program, The Center School provides social skills, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, physical therapy, counseling, college and career counseling, and transition planning.
Q. HOW DOES MY CHILD GET TO THE CENTER SCHOOL?
Your school district is responsible for your child's transportation to and from The Center School if they are placed by their district.
School Type: Private, non-profit day school for
Accreditation: New Jersey Department of Education
Divisions: Elementary School, Middle School,
High School, Transition
Student Population: 90-100
Student/Teacher Ratio: 4:1
Student/Staff Ratio: 2:1
Student/Therapist Ratio: 17:1
Length of School Year: 10 Months
Extended School Year: 20 Days (July)
Number of Districts served: 50 to 60
School Hours: 8:30 to 2:45, M-F