Center School Clubs – Something for Everyone!

Is your child looking for a little something to do after school?  There’s something for everyone at Center AfterSchoolClubsSchool!  We have Lego Robotics, Robotics, Intramurals, No Cook Cooking Club, Spanish Club, Chess/Strategy Games Club, Craft Club, Art Club – and more!  Check our website for current offerings and contact your child’s teacher for a permission slip, for any club they might be interested in attending (some clubs are age group specific).

Center School Robotics Team – Memorial Day Parade

Center School Robotics Team Memorial Day paradeOn Monday May 26, 2014 The Center School Robotics Team is marching in the Franklin Memorial Day Parade.  We will be driving our robot in the event.  As this is the home of our new school I would like to invite any faculty and their families to join us in the march.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase our school and programs we have to offer our students.  Please let me know if you can attend.  We stage at 10:00AM at the soft ball field on New Brunswick Road. The event finishes at the municipal complex at about 1:00PM.

Center School Newsletter

Marcie Fiorentino, Principal, The Center SchoolIt is an exciting time for the Center School! Out with the heavy textbooks, student desks with metal legs and plastic seats, big teacher desks and chalkboards. In with online computer based textbooks, materials, student ball chairs and stools that will aid in settling the brain down and strengthen the “Core”. Bring on the standing teacher desks, chairs and collaborative tables as they sit with students in small studios of learning. Bring on the indirect lighting with yellow tinted light instead of harsh fluorescent white lighting. Including carpet for sound barriers and walls enhanced with warm tones, conducive to ideal learning environments. ►►read more

 

This year our FirThe Center School Lego Teamst Lego Team competed in the Nature’s Fury Competition at Clifton High School.   Our team finished 23rd out of 40 teams.   Our team of 5 members spent most of the fall building and programming our robot during the High 5 free period three days a week.  It took a great deal of dedication and hard work to complete our project.►►read more

 

The Center School Robotics TeamIn October our Robotics Team 4281 participated in their first competition, “Duel on the Delaware” Robotics Team 4281 finished in 18th place against 33 teams from the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware areas. The Team displayed tremendous effort and teamwork. In addition, we attended a second tournament “Ramp Riot” located at Wissahicken High School.►►read more

 

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

The Center School - Breakfast with SantaSaturday, December 14, 2013

9:00am – 11:30am
To Benefit The Center School Explorers and Robotics Clubs

The Center School
[Enter on Side by Gym]
580 Old York Road ~ Branchburg

COST:  $10, 12 yrs old and older – $6, under 12 yrs old

BREAKFAST BUFFET:  Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Pancakes, Muffins, Coffee/Tea, Milk and Juice

PICTURES W/SANTA: $2 Donation

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 The Center School High School Robotics Teamschool 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 was critical, so the school moved from Bound Brook to Warren, New Jersey, where a newly vacated public school was rented. There was now space for an enhanced special education curriculum with a maximum of 13 classes.

It continued to be apparent, however, that Center School needed a building of its own. The Warren school was rapidly reaching its maximum student capacity, and local public schools were beginning to reclaim their rented facilities. Consequently, a vacated Highland Park school built in 1915 was purchased; major renovations and state required upgrades were completed prior to opening in September 1989.

Since 1971, there have been many changes at Center School. The student population is now four to five times larger then the original enrollment with corresponding expansion in staff and budget. There are three separate divisions including an Elementary, Middle School, and High School which provide individualized programs that adhere to New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

Although the number of school districts served each year is usually between 55 and 65, approximately 150 districts have made referrals to Center School. Disabilities served have included Learning/Language Disabilities; Dyslexia Spectrum Disorder affecting Reading, Spelling, and Written Language; Mood Disorders/Bipolar, Depression; Anxiety Disorders/OCD, PTSD, etc.; Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Adjustment Disorders; Asperger’s Syndrome; Motor Skills/Sensory Integration Deficit; and Tic Disorders.

A long-standing record of creative shared-time scheduling, a strong return rate to local districts, and frequent transition to higher education reflects Center School’s philosophy of preparing students for future educational and vocational experiences.It is hoped that with ongoing support by dedicated members of the Center School community, our services will continue to expand to meet the ever growing needs of our student population.

NASA Awards Program Growth Grant to Robotics Team

Branchburg – NASA awarded a Program Growth grant to The Center School Robotics team, in the amount of $5000. The Center School is only the second special education program in the nation to take part in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology:  www.usfirst.org).  FIRST was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, a research scientist who wanted to create a world where science and technology are celebrated, and where young people can dream of being science and technology heroes.

JC Penney Awards Grant to Robotics Team

Branchburg – JC Penney awarded $2000 to The Center School Robotics team.  As part of their community initiative, JC Penney stores support local robotics team.  The Center School has been a recipient of their support for two years.   The Center School is only the second special education program in the nation to take part in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology:  www.usfirst.org).  FIRST was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, a research scientist who wanted to create a world where science and technology are celebrated, and where young people can dream of being science and technology heroes.

E.I. Dupont Awards Community Grant to Robotics Team

Branchburg – E.I. Dupont, of Parlin, awarded a community grant to The Center School Robotics team, in the amount of $1500.   The Center School is only the second special education program in the nation to take part in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology:  www.usfirst.org).  FIRST was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, a research scientist who wanted to create a world where science and technology are celebrated, and where young people can dream of being science and technology heroes.