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Garfield Park Academy

MapPO Box 189
Willingboro, NJ 08046
  • Education
  • Vocational


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.

School's Approach

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

Additional Information:

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
Updated (type year): no
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
Tuition structure: FAPE
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Evidence-based approach. Classes, grouped by age ability and emotional challenges, a student-centered cognitive behavioral model that emphasizes self-determination. An Exploratorium is filled with learning-enhanced discoveries.
Learning strategies: Teaching-Family
Support services/therapies offered: Biofeedback/neurofeedback program; social worker in each class
Support services: Counseling
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
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Extended day, Summer program
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