The Center School Foundation

2018 The Tenth Annual Center School Gala Celebrating Kindness

       $125 per ticket










Take a look at the photos from the Tricky Tray on October 19, 2017 benefiting The Center School and Empower Somerset. 

Stay tuned for information on next years event!





2018 Scholarship Information

The Center School Foundation Scholarship Award for college bound high school seniors.The Center School Foundation Scholarship will identify promising high school seniors who have potential to enter and successfully complete a college program. The amount of this non-renewable scholarship to be awarded is $1000, to five (5) NJ residence applicants. These scholarships are paid through The Center School Foundation to the recipient’s school’s Financial Aid Office.

All candidates must be high school senior students, classified with an IEP, who plan to attend a 2 to 4 year University or College. Each applicant who is awarded a scholarship is required to submit a copy of their acceptance letter.

Click here to download The Center School Foundation High School Senior Scholarship Application

Proceeds From Annual Wine Event Fund Addition to Theater Arts Program

The Center School theater arts program was a major benefactor of this year’s annual wine event. LightsThrough the generosity of the community’s continued support and the support of our event sponsors, professional lighting was purchased and installed just in time for the spring musical.  We would like to extend a special thank you to this year’s corporate sponsors:  Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors, Furino and Sons, Anderson & Company, DiFrancesco, Bateman, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, P.C., CheckPointHR, Partlow Insurance and DeSapio Real Estate Development.



8th Annual Wine Tasting, Silent Auction and Dinner Dance

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at

The Basking Ridge Country Club

Start your pregame festivities with us! Superbowl will be on Sunday, but the fun can all start with us on Saturday, with live music from Hoi Polloi, a delicious sit down dinner, silent auction and more!
We look forward to sharing this great annual evening of FUNdraising with you!  Your support at this event and throughout the year continue to offer amazing opportunities to the students of The Center School.
Tickets can be reserved now and sponsorship opportunities are available!  Don’t wait – reserve your spot today!
All proceeds benefit the students of The Center School. The Center School is a state-approved, non-profit, special education school, serving students with learning and emotional challenges.



The Center School Foundation 7th Annual Wine Tasting, Silent Auction and Dinner Dance was held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at The Basking Ridge Country Club, Basking Ridge, NJ.

All proceeds benefit the students of The Center School. The Center School is a state-approved, non-profit, special education school, serving students with learning and emotional challenges.


The Center School Foundation’s mission is to provide perpetual financial support for The Center School, enabling the school to fund educational programs and acquire learning tools for the benefit of the students , as a complement to the traditional funding sources.

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 or contact Maryellen Gabrowski, Assistant Director,, 908-253-3870 ex. 304.

Media Contact
Marcie Fiorentino, Executive Director / Principal
(908)253-3870 x- 301