• Teaching to strengths

    The core mission of The Center School (TCS) is to Teach to strengths while Centering on needs  in order to empower our Students. Program content focuses on acquisition of basic skills. These skills are viewed not only as ends in themselves but also as tools to support a continuum of learning. The program is carried out through small group … [Continue Reading]

    Teaching to strengths
  • Center School Elementary School

    Our Elementary School program content focuses on acquisition of basic skills. These skills are viewed not only as ends in themselves but also as tools to support a continuum of learning. The program is carried out through small group instruction that considers unique learning styles and personal strengths and weaknesses. Instruction may take … [Continue Reading]

    Center School Elementary School
  • Center School Middle School

    Center School Middle School skill development is emphasized in small, self-contained settings while varying degrees of departmentalization are introduced. Students begin learning to adapt to different teachers and class groups through many special programs that are tailored to meet the needs of each class. Transferring authority, developing … [Continue Reading]

    Center School Middle School
  • Center School High School

    Our High School offers a comprehensive academic program. Up to 35 credits can be earned each year; these credits are transferred to the student's high school transcript in his/her home school toward graduation. Upon completion of courses, a student is eligible for promotion or graduation within the local district. After leaving Center School, many … [Continue Reading]

    Center School High School
  • The Center School Robotics Team Competition

    The Center School , a private, non-profit, state-accredited facility for bright, learning-disabled students was founded in 1971 by a small group of concerned parents and educators. The first location was a church school in Bound Brook, New Jersey. The doors opened in September 1971 with 34 students and a staff of 15.By 1976 the need for more space … [Continue Reading]

    The Center School Robotics Team Competition

Nancy, a Center School parent

Logan, a Center School graduate

From Marcie Fiorentino, Principal

Elementary School

Center School Elementary School

Program content focuses on acquisition of basic skills. These skills are viewed not only as ends in themselves but also as tools to support a continuum of learning. The program is carried out through small group instruction that considers unique learning styles and personal strengths and … [Read More...]

Middle School

The Center School an NJ special needs Middle School

Skill development is emphasized in small, self-contained settings while varying degrees of departmentalization are introduced. Students begin learning to adapt to different teachers and class groups through many special programs that are tailored to meet the needs of each class. Transferring … [Read More...]

High School

Center School High School students

Our High School offers a comprehensive academic program. Up to 35 credits can be earned each year; these credits are transferred to the student's high school transcript in his/her home school toward graduation. Upon completion of courses, a student is eligible for promotion or graduation within the … [Read More...]

Related Services

Center School Counseling Related Service

Counseling: The clinical staff includes full-time social workers as well as a psychiatrist who consults weekly to assess students and meet with staff. Counseling goals target problems that are unique to each child as well as those that many students share. A sample of problems addressed could … [Read More...]

Speech & Language

The Center School Speech & Language Program

Traditional speech/language disorders are addressed as needed; however, the primary goal of the Speech/Language program is to support development of language and literacy skills necessary for effective classroom performance. Reading and writing language deficits are often due to dyslexia spectrum … [Read More...]

Occupational Therapy

The Center School Occupational Therapy Program

Sensation is the detection of stimuli (environmental or bodily events) whereas Perception is the organization and interpretation of sensory information. To perceive the world accurately the senses must first respond with the optimal level of activity needed to accurately detect the source of the … [Read More...]

Academic Programs

The Center School Robotics Team

Our comprehensive academic program includes Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. College Biology is a college preparatory level course.  It is academically challenging so as to prepare my … [Read More...]

Summer Enrichment Program

The Center School summer enrichment program

"Bridging the Gap" is our three week  Summer Enrichment Program where select students from the Center School can continue to receive their related services, comprised of counseling, occupational therapy, and language therapy.  The emphasis of the CenterSchool summer program is ‘STEM for Kids: … [Read More...]

Work Readiness Program

Center School Work Readiness Program

The Center School is a non-profit, special High School for students with learning and emotional challenges. Our mission is to provide a balance of academic, social and emotional growth while mentoring our students to empower them to reach their full potential. It is an expected rite of passage … [Read More...]

ATTENTION

The Center School will be open on Monday, April 21, 2014.

This is a Make-up Snow Day.