A Private Special Education School for Adolescents
Growth and Healing Through Support and EducationEstablished in 1981, The East Mountain School (EMS) is a private, non-profit special education school operated by Carrier Clinic, and approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education.
East Mountain School offers a co-educational program for 7th through 12th-grade classified special education students. Services are available for both day school and residential students. Our program is designed to provide quality special education and strong therapeutic services for adolescents affected by behavioral and psychiatric disorders.
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At East Mountain School, our mission is to provide a safe, challenging and enriching educational community that is responsive to the individual needs of our students enabling them to grow and become functioning citizens in society. Students here benefit from a therapeutic structured environment that incorporates the academic, behavioral, and counseling components.
East Mountain School is organized into four distinct placement options designed to meet the academic, behavioral and emotional needs of both day and residential students. These are:
~ Departmentalized InstructionStudents can be placed into the appropriate track that meets their individual needs. Click here for details about each individual program.
Student enrollments to the East Mountain School are made through the child study team from each local school district. Further information for admissions can be obtained by calling (908) 281-1415 or (908) 281-1445. To learn more about specialized educational services and how parents can help take action, please visit: www.spannj.org.
East Mountain School is located on Route 601, just off Route 206 on the grounds of Carrier Clinic.
Monday – Friday 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
7-Period School Day; 45-minute class periods
Student transportation is provided by the public school sending district or by parent/guardian.
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