Central Park School
Serving students from public school districts throughout northern New Jersey, Central Park School provides a comprehensive special education program serving the individual academic, social, emotional, and career education needs of each of its students.
All programs align with the NJ Student Learning Standards along with functional goals. We offer a well-rounded education and access to individualized instruction, Adaptive Physical Education, Therapeutic Swimming, Activities of Daily Living, Vocational Education, Structured Learning Experiences, Community Based Instruction, Karate, Music and monthly visits from a pet therapy dog.
Our program is designed to increase student independence, continue development of academic skills and begin preparation for adolescent and adult life. As our students move through the elementary grades, increasingly greater levels of independent skills are emphasized. Students learn to self-monitor and follow activity schedules with less reliance on adult assistance. Efforts to reduce and replace problematic behaviors continue from earlier grade levels. Students benefit from continued emphasis on communication skills, with incorporation of technology-assisted communication when appropriate. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst assists in overseeing program implementation using evidence-based educational practices and data-based decision