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Bancroft School, The

Lori Shaffer
Map311 Walton Ave.
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
  • Education


The Bancroft School, located in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey on the brand-new, 80-acre transformative Raymond & Joanne Welsh Campus for children’s programs, is the leading regional provider of special education programs for children and youth with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 8 to 21. The campus is one of the first in the nation designed and inspired by the challenges of today’s children with autism and other intellectual and developmentaldisabilities.

For over 130 years, The Bancroft School has continued to innovate in instruction, therapeutic integration, behavior therapies, individualized programs, life and job skills training and preparation for transition and beyond. Bancroft’s goal, no matter what the child’s challenge, is building life and social skills to move toward greater independence, while ensuring each child lives each day with joy.
Bancroft’s dynamic new campus includes:
● The Bancroft School (capacity 265 students) and Activity Center
● Lindens Neurobehavioral Program (capacity 30 residential)
● Campus Residences (capacity 44)
● Health Center
● Activity Pool
● Gymnasium, fitness center, art and music studios
● Job Skills Training in retail/beverage service, environmental services, materials handling, food service and horticulture
● Indoor/Outdoor Recreation

School's Approach

A holistic approach to supporting and educating the unique needs of each child.

Additional Information:

Disabilities Served: All / many disabilities
Communication / social disorder
Developmental disability / ID
Emotional/behavioral disorder
Epilepsy / seizure disorder
Neurological impairment
Pervasive development disorder
Physical disability
Visual impairment / blind
County: Burlington
Location (state-county): NJ-Burlington
Offers residential program: yes
Services Offered: Evaluation
Vocational Training
Enrollment: 230
Grades or ages of school: Ages 3-21
Staff:student ratio: varies
Gender of students: coed
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
Most Recent Year UPDATED: 2019
Transportation provided: no
Tuition structure: FAPE
Private pay
Assistive tech used: Augmentative devices, smart boards, computers/computer lab, iPads, PECS
Learning strategies: Applied Behavior Analysis
Safe & Positive Approaches
Support services: Art therapy
Music therapy
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
School nurse
Social worker
Speech therapy
Vocational/life skills: Career placement
Life skills
Vocational training
Extracurriculars offered: Art
Field trips
Physical education
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Special olympics, Residential, Summer program
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