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Academy360 Lower School

Academy360 Lower School Logo - Formerly The Children's InstituteAcademy360 Lower School
(Formerly The Children’s Institute)
1 Sunset Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
Phone: 973-509-3050


Population Served:
Autism, Behavioral and Related Disabilities, Preschool Disabled

Age Served:
Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, 9th Grade Transition

Counties Served:
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union, Warren

private special education school nj - Middle School student with counselor at The Children's InstituteProgram Description:

Academy360 Lower School is a program of Spectrum360, offering “Options Across a Lifetime” and serving individuals along the entire autism spectrum and with behavioral and related disabilities.  Academy360 Lower School is an approved NJ State Board of Education Private Schools for the disabled, providing Preschool, Autism and Behaviorally Disabled programs.

At Spectrum360 we know that an individual’s disability does not define who they are. We teach “the whole child,” so our students can discover and develop their own unique talents and abilities. Our students have the same learning activities and experiences that are provided to students in their local schools, with all of the 21st century technology, supports and accommodations they need to succeed. Our after-school and weekend respite programs offer opportunities for community integration and interaction with typical peers.

private special education school nj - Elementary and Middle School students using technology at The Children's InstituteOur curriculum is fully aligned with state and federal standards. Academy360 Lower School’s team of teachers, paraprofessionals, clinicians, board-certified behavior analysts, and speech therapists work together to promote the academic, social, behavioral, language, career and daily living skills of each student. Staff specializes in evidence-based strategies including Applied Behavior Analysis, Differentiated Instruction, and Universal Design. Academy360 Lower School staff members are frequent presenters at local, state and national conferences.

Our Preschool ABA-based intensive program offers students individualized, data-based instruction. Our unique integrated program allows children with autism and related disabilities to learn alongside typically developing peers.

Our comprehensive Elementary, Middle School and 9th Grade Transition Program curriculum incorporates the methodologies of ABA with grade level content knowledge and promotes language and social skills.