ADD/ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Behavior, Brain Injury, Downs Syndrome, Intellectual/Cognitive Disabilities, Psychiatric/Mood Disorders
Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School, 18-21, 21 and over
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union
The Felician School for Exceptional Children was founded and approved by the New Jersey State Dept of Education in 1971. Our school provides an alternative learning environment which is staffed by certified professionals who are skilled, sensitive, and dedicated to the care and education of the students. Our Mission is to recognize the human dignity of individuals with special needs.
The Felician School provides these individuals with quality educational programs. Based on individual levels of functioning, the school’s educational programs stress independence and acceptable behavior, both within the school setting and within the community. In addition to a strong academic and vocational program, Felician encourages our students to participate in various social, educational, and recreational activities throughout the school year. Activities, including yoga club, horticulture, walking club, dances, bowling, and trips to local restaurants and merchants are an integral part of our program and help the students develop social and emotional growth, which prepares them for independent living.
An extensive transition program provides community-based job sampling to all students from ages 14 to 21. With the assistance of Community Personnel Service, students approach graduation with skills and confidence to enter the world of work or adult services.
Now, our recently opened Felician 21 and Over Program offers a new option for many of our graduates.
In a climate of acceptance and respect students are prepared for an independent and productive adulthood. We believe that everyone has a unique mission to fulfill and special gifts to share. It is our goal to prepare the students for their special mission and our privilege to do so.