Middle School Students Are Up to the Challenge!

Middle School math and social studies teachers pulled the students together in an integrated activity, using an adapted, large scale game of RISK.  Students were challenged to use strategy and coordinates, as well as answering trivia questions.MS-StrategiesIIMS-Strategies

The Center School has Moved to State-of-the-Art Facility in Somerset NJ

For Immediate Release  

The Center School special needs school Somerset NJFRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – On Friday, May 2nd, The Center School took possession of their new property at 2 Riverview Drive in Franklin Township, after receiving zoning approval to allow for a school in the M-1 Zone District. The new location is conveniently located off of Route 287 and will be ready for a soft opening in July 2014. The grand opening is scheduled for the September 2014 academic year.

“Now begins the hard work of retrofitting this 80,000 square foot office building into a state-of-the-art learning center for students from kindergarten through high school and beyond,” said Executive Director/Principal Marcie Fiorentino. “It will be wonderful to have a permanent place to be – we have been in temporary quarters in Branchburg after a fire destroyed our original school in Highland Park.”

The Center School is a private, non-profit, state-accredited facility for bright, learning-disabled students. The Center School serves over 65 districts throughout New Jersey by providing a supportive educational environment in which each student may reach his or her potential for academic, emotional and physical health. A comprehensive learning experience is offered that allows each student to develop his or her personal best.

“We have created a team approach that includes carefully selected, dedicated staff who work in unison with the students, the parents/guardians, and the referring school district,” said Fiorentino. “This new facility will allow us to expand and offer more services to our students.”

Even before the expansion, The Center School offers Kindergarten, Elementary and High School Academics, vocational and college preparatory programs as well as specialized educational plans, occupational therapy and counseling services. Programs and extracurricular activities include Robotics, Performing Arts, Television Production, Intramurals, 4H Clubs, Bike and Computer Clubs.

“We are also developing a Work Readiness Transitions program for students who graduate from high school, but are not quite ready for the world of work,” said Fiorentino. “Part of this program will be in the new facility, and part will be in our second hand Thrift Shop located in Somerville.”

For further information, go to www.thecenterschool.com or contact Maryellen Gabrowski, Assistant Director, mgrabowski@thecenterschool.com, 908-253-3870 ex. 174.

Media Contact
Marcie Fiorentino, Executive Director / Principal
marcief@thecenterschool.com
(908)253-3870 x- 112
www.thecenterschool.com

The Center School to Move to State-of-the-Art Facility in Franklin Township

For Immediate Release  

The Center School, 2 Riverview Rd, Someret NJFRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – On Friday, May 2nd, The Center School took possession of their new property at 2 Riverview Drive in Franklin Township, after receiving zoning approval to allow for a school in the M-1 Zone District. The new location is conveniently located off of Route 287 and will be ready for a soft opening in July 2014. The grand opening is scheduled for the September 2014 academic year.

“Now begins the hard work of retrofitting this 80,000 square foot office building into a state-of-the-art learning center for students from kindergarten through high school and beyond,” said Executive Director/Principal Marcie Fiorentino. “It will be wonderful to have a permanent place to be – we have been in temporary quarters in Branchburg after a fire destroyed our original school in Highland Park.”

The Center School is a private, non-profit, state-accredited facility for bright, learning-disabled students. The Center School serves over 65 districts throughout New Jersey by providing a supportive educational environment in which each student may reach his or her potential for academic, emotional and physical health. A comprehensive learning experience is offered that allows each student to develop his or her personal best.

“We have created a team approach that includes carefully selected, dedicated staff who work in unison with the students, the parents/guardians, and the referring school district,” said Fiorentino. “This new facility will allow us to expand and offer more services to our students.”

Even before the expansion, The Center School offers Kindergarten, Elementary and High School Academics, vocational and college preparatory programs as well as specialized educational plans, occupational therapy and counseling services. Programs and extracurricular activities include Robotics, Performing Arts, Television Production, Intramurals, 4H Clubs, Bike and Computer Clubs.

“We are also developing a Work Readiness Transitions program for students who graduate from high school, but are not quite ready for the world of work,” said Fiorentino. “Part of this program will be in the new facility, and part will be in our second hand Thrift Shop located in Somerville.”

For further information, go to www.thecenterschool.com or contact Maryellen Gabrowski, Assistant Director, mgrabowski@thecenterschool.com, 908-253-3870 ex. 174.

Media Contact
Marcie Fiorentino, Executive Director / Principal
marcief@thecenterschool.com
(908)253-3870 x- 112
www.thecenterschool.com

Center School 8th grade trip to Washington DC 2014

Center School 8th grade trip to Washington DC 2014On April 10th and 11th, the 8th graders and their team of teachers and staff went to Washington, DC for 2 full days to see the sights and tour our Nation’s Capital. On our first day, we arrived and went straight to the Newseum. We attended a class, had lunch, some of us made a news video and groups visited the many floors of exhibits. We went to the hotel to unpack, take a quick swim and headed out to dinner. It was a beautiful evening so we walked the streets and stopped for frozen yogurt. The next morning we rose very early and set out for a full day of excitement. The tour bus took us to the Lincoln Memorial, the War Memorials, Jefferson Memorial, passing by the Washington Monument, the White House and the Capitol. Next, we toured the Museum of Space and Air, including an IMAX movie on the Hidden Universe. After lunch, we headed to Arlington National Cemetery, where we saw the Changing of the Guards. Our last stop before dinner was the Spy Museum, a live-action, one hour, adrenaline-fueled spy mission. Thank you to the Center School for providing this very awesome experience for our 8th graders.

 

Middle School Explorers at Liberty Science Center

Middle School Explorers at Liberty Science CenterOn February 16, 2014 The Center School Middle School Explorers Club took their first journey EVER apart of the schools extra curricular programs. The first trip led our little travelers on a journey to Jersey City where they visited Liberty Science Center. Their faces lit up as they strolled through the exhibits. Being able to walk through the various exhibits such as Infection Connection, Our Hudson Home, Eat or Be Eaten, and the special Gridiron Glory were among the favorite of the voyagers. The climax was the IMAX movie “Great White Shark” that featured clips from the movie Jaws which had everyone on the edge of their seats .The second trip sent the little explorers to the big bad Bronx to watch a show down between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays. The weather for the game was absolutely perfect! Sunny, 74 degrees with clear blue skies and a light cross breeze. The game started poorly for the Bronx Bombers, when the Rays jumped out to a 2-0 lead coming off two homeruns by the Rays. The Yanks were able to turn it around in the bottom of the 4th and came together to score a couple of runs With Mr. Mo-Mentum changing his address, the Yankees went back-to-back and began the onslaught of the Rays. Yankees were able to stick it out and hold on for the 9-3 win. With balls flying out of the park right and left, the kids had a phenomenal time partaking in all the games, festivities and even making it on the Jumbo-Tron! Our next adventure we hiked the trails and explored nature at Hacklebarney State Park on May 21st.

 

A living history lesson on the Revolutionary War

The Center School’s very own Mr. Rinaldi presented a living history lesson on the Revolutionary War and the Continental Soldier. Students and staff from all grade levels were invited to take part in a ‘living’ lesson. Mr. Rinaldi participates in re-enactments throughout the year and was able to present equipment and tools the soldiers used, as well as the uniforms, to explain the military aspect of the war. Thank you Mr. Rinaldi for a wonderful presentation!

Extended School Year Program

Our Center School - Extended School Year ProgramThe Extended School Year Program provides additional time for students, beyond the school year, to help develop their academic and social skills. Each year, students are encouraged to pick their own topics for language arts projects which are presented at the end of the program.

Center School Middle School

The Center School an NJ special needs Middle SchoolCenter 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 organizational skills, and increasing personal responsibility prepare students for returning to district or advancing to Center School ‘s departmentalized high school program. Academic instruction and materials are adjusted for each student on a continuing basis.

NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards are addressed in the following areas:

Reading/Literature
Language Arts
Social Studies
Science

Mathematics
Computer Skills
Art
Music

Physical Education
Health
Life Skills
Wood Working