Garfield Park Academy is a New Jersey state approved, private, not-for-profit school that provides effective, evidence-based special education services for students in grades K-12 who have a history of learning, social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
What sets GPA apart is our highly-qualified, dedicated staff and our unending commitment to therapeutic, clinical intervention. All of our work is based on cutting edge educational research and best practice. Garfield Park Academy currently provides a complement of sixteen classes, comprised of students ages 5 through 21. Classes are grouped according to age, ability and emotional challenge, with classes for all, up to and including the gifted.
Children with emotional challenges and learning disabilities can be successful in life, if provided the resources to monitor and self-regulate their own behaviors. Through self-regulation, counseling, and truly individualized education, GPA helps students understand and achieve success by changing their attitudes and allowing themselves to achieve.
At Garfield Park Academy, we provide a positive, innovative approach to learning for students ages 5-21 with emotional challenges or learning issues. The Schools therapeutic program, combined with traditional academics and preparation for college or the vocations enhances the chances of students with emotional and social challenges to succeed in an educational environment and in life!