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Garfield Park Academy

  • Education, Vocational

Essential Information

PO Box 189
Willingboro, NJ 08046


Garfield uses an evidence-based program and serves students ages 5-21 who are emotionally and/or learning challenged and may have multiple disabilities. An extensive state approved vocational program as well as work study is offered, with programs in culinary arts, retail trades, cosmetology, automotive technology, carpentry & horticulture. The School-to-Career program has a work study component. Social workers reside in the classrooms and intensive group & individual counseling, speech & language therapy, art therapy, music therapy and family counseling are provided. Parent education classes & an extended school year are also available. Garfield is Middle States Accredited.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.garfieldparkacademy.org

Disabilities Served:
Asperger syndrome
Communication / social disorder
Developmental disability / MR
Emotional/behavioral disorder
Learning disability / ADHD
Neurological impairment
Pervasive development disorder

County: Burlington

Location (state-county): NJ-Burlington

Services Offered:
Bilingual Services
Vocational Training

Enrollment: 160

Grades or ages of school: Ages 5-21

Gender of students: coed

% of graduates who attend college: 65%

Offers summer camp, program or school: yes

Extended day mornings, afternoons or both: mornings & afternoons

School's Approach: Small groups & individual, art \ biofeedback & equine therapies. Social worker in each class. Psychiatric support. We use an evidence-based approach.

Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no

Update 2015-16: yes

Transportation provided: yes

Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): Most students are placed by local school districts, in which case our program and services are offered at no cost to families

Adaptive tech used: Exploratorium, an amazing room filled with discoveries that enhance learning.

Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Evidence-based approach. Classes, grouped by age ability and emotional challenges, utilize the Teaching Family Model, a student-centered cognitive behavioral model that emphasizes self-determination. An Exploratorium is filled with learning-enhanced discoveries.

Support services/therapies offered: Biofeedback/neurofeedback program; social worker in each class

Extracurriculars offered: Vocational opportunities: Extensive state-approved vocational program and work study offered, with programs in culinary arts, retail trades, cosmetology, auto technology, carpentry & horticulture