The mission of the Harbor School is to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment dedicated to the vision that individuals with disabling conditions are entitled to a full and meaningful life. The school seeks to empower each student with skills for life, work and recreation.
The Harbor School opened its doors for the first time in September of 1968. The school was opened to provide services for students with special needs in Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean, and Mercer counties. We serve children who range in age from five to twenty-one. The students have various classifications which include but are not limited to: Auditorally Impaired, Autistic, Communication Impaired, Cognitively Impaired, Multiply Disabled, Other Health Impaired, Specific Learning Disability, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
The school is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education, providing an enhanced alternative program to the public school districts for students with disabilities. The programs are highly individualized to meet the academic, functional, social, behavioral and transition needs of the most challenging students. Our school environment is warm, nurturing, and supportive. Our related services include speech, occupational and physical therapy. Beginning in 2010, onsite consultations will be available for orthopedic, assistive technology, augmentative communication and feeding issues in partnership with Childrens Specialized Hospital. A school social worker is also available to provide individual or group counseling sessions, as well as conduct parent support groups.