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The Calais School

The Calais School is a coeducational private special needs school for students in grades Pre-K through 13.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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The Calais School is a New Jersey state-approved provider of special education for students with special needs. The school serves students in grades Pre-K through 12 Plus with multiple learning disabilities and provides innovative academic and behavioral strategies for students ages 3-21.

It can be overwhelming for families to deal with the challenges presented by a child with special needs. The Calais School was founded in 1970 to help families meet those challenges on every level by providing a safe, nurturing environment for each child to learn, grow, and improve.

Our goal is to be the best at helping your child fulfill their potential. We focus on what each child can do, helping them turn “can’t” into “can”. We know every child has strengths, gifts, and potential. We are committed to cultivating the potential of every student, making a difference, one child at a time.


At The Calais School, we know how important it is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for children with special needs. We base all our programs on positive reinforcement to provide children with the tools they need to deal with social interactions. Traditional programs are mixed with innovative approaches to target greater opportunities for success.

Mission Statement

The Calais School and its staff are committed to providing all students with the academic and behavioral skills to reach their fullest potential and become life-long learners and socially competent members of their communities.

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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 85
Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 73% Male / 27% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 60%
Hispanic/Latino 21%
Black or African American 13%
Asian 6%
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