Garfield Park Academy
PO Box 189
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Garfield serves students ages 5-21 who are emotionally challenged and may have multiple disabilities, including Asperger syndrome. An extensive state approved vocational program as well as work study is offered, with programs in culinary arts, retail trades, cosmetology, auto technology, carpentry & horticulture. College scholarships are also available. 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.
Location (state-county): NJ-Burlington
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.
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: 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
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