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New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a coeducational private special needs school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural

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Overview

Overview

New Beginnings says

New Beginningsis dedicated tohelping children with ASD learn and grow towards greater independence. We view autism as a spectrum of developmental disorder of an organic etiology which has at its core profound impairments in the areas of socialization, communication, sensory responsiveness, adaptive behavior, and, often, academic development. Together with the family we address those areas in natural contexts with the ultimate goal being the integration of our students into the larger community. Our approach derives from research and best practices in addressing those deficits particular to the autism spectrum. The individual needs of each student at New Beginnings are met by a team of exceptional professionals including the classroom teacher and assistants; speech, physical and occupational therapists; behaviorists; and social workers. Our mission is to teach our students to function as independently and successfully as possible in their present and future schools, jobs and communities. To achieve this end, we have established carefully structured educational, training, support and service programs drawing upon diverse models, depending on the particular needs and readiness of each student. Applied behavioral analysis and discrete trial training are fundamental to the program; other teaching methods, including computer-aided lessons, are incorporated, according to each student’s readiness.Sensory, motor, perceptual and language skills are introduced through materials and activities that are both student-centered and teacher-directed. Activities emphasize the process rather than the product, fostering the students' sense of accomplishement and pride. Beacause students learn best through verbal communmicaton combined with hands-on experiences, our program provides a variety of activities designed to promote their overall growth and development.We value the active involvement of our parents at New Beginnings. In addition to monthly evening parent training and support meetings, we sponsor "Parent-Helper days" when parents (and grandparents) come to work with their children in the classrooms during the school day. These Parent-Helper days permit the students to see their parents as important and concerned members of the school environment, while providing parents with opportunities to observe the student with teachers and other students. Parents gain valuable insights and techniques from the expertise of the staff, and, at the same time, share their own talents and interests. - New Beginnings

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Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (973) 882-8822

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 372
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 8
Kindergarten 3
1 9
2 10
3 19
4 17
5 18
6 19
7 16
8 23
9 19
10 17
11 7
12 3
Ungraded 184

New Beginnings's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing New Beginnings's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 8 : 1
Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 31%
Hispanic/Latino 9%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Extracurriculars

  • Basketball
  • Basketball

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

Other associations for exceptional children

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