Coastal Learning Center

Tel: (609)277-7079
Grades: K-12 | 43 students
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Coastal Learning Center was founded in 1974 in Lakewood, New Jersey and has been   providing  education and counseling services for 40 years.  
The school operates as a private day school providing specialized education programs for students ages 5-21. 
The Integrated Counseling Program includes a Behavior Management System, Counseling, and Crisis Intervention.  Psychiatric Service include, assessment, consultation and prescribing medication.
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Coastal Learning Center was founded in 1974 in Lakewood, New Jersey and has been   providing  education and counseling services for 40 years.  
The school operates as a private day school providing specialized education programs for students ages 5-21. 
The Integrated Counseling Program includes a Behavior Management System, Counseling, and Crisis Intervention.  Psychiatric Service include, assessment, consultation and prescribing medication.
Coastal Learning Center was founded in 1974 in Lakewood, New Jersey and has been providing education and counseling services for 40 years. Coastal Learning Center Atlantic moved from Tuckerton to Northfield, New Jersey in 2011. The school operates as a private day school providing specialized education programs for students ages 5-21. Classes are offered for classified students, with the student’s IEP serving as a basis for their individualized education. Our school maintains a 1:2.5 staff to student ratio. The Integrated Counseling Program includes a Behavior Management System, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, and Crisis Intervention.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Special Education
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 43 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
58%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Coastal Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
58%
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Public Schools pays tuition when service is deemed necesary.
Admissions Director Renee Waddell, LCSW

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoftballBasketballSoftball,

School Notes

  • Coastal Learning Center Atlantic offers   classes for classified students ages 5 - 21 with behavioral or multiple disabilities. Our Integrated Counseling Program  includes LCSW and MSW Counselors.  The Counseling Program  covers an array of issues that include anger management, grief and loss, low self-esteem, assertiveness training, substance abuse, and social skills.  These issues are addressed through the Behavior Management System, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Group and Individual Counseling.                                     Our classrooms have a  maximum of 12 students and offer low student to staff ratio.  Each class is staffed by a highly qualified teacher and a teacher aide.  The parent portal and phone contact  communicates the student’s development to  their parent or guardian.  Coastal Learning Center’s goals are to facilitate the student’s return to public school and prepare the student for life after graduation. Our primary focus is for students to acquire the skills necessary for a useful, productive, and stable life.           
  • Coastal Learning Center Atlantic also provides 
  • Psychiatric Services our program is supported by a highly committed, interdisciplinary staff comprised of a Highly Qualified Teaching Staff, LCSW and MSW School Social Workers,  a Psychiatrist, and Registered Nurse.   Coastal Learning Center Atlantic offers Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services and believes it to be an integral component of the team approach to treatment. Our psychiatrist is available by appointment to our  enrolled students.  Services include, assessment, consultation and prescribing medication, when appropriate. Students receive follow-up treatment monthly to  monitor effectiveness.  

Profile last updated: 10/01/2015

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Yale School East (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Yale School East (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kids' Choice Academy (2.6 miles away)
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  • Northfield
    Yale School East
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 49 students
    0.7 miles
    1000 Burton Ave
    Northfield, NJ 08225
    (609)677-9960
    0.74-12
    49
  • Northfield
    Coastal Learning Center Atlantic
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 53 students
    1 miles
    2100 Oak Ave
    Northfield, NJ 08225
    (609)277-7079
    1K-12
    53
  • Egg Harbor Township
    Grades: K-9 | 69 students
    1.9 miles
    6814 Black Horse Pike
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
    (609)383-8484
    1.9K-9
    69
  • Egg Harbor Township
    Kids' Choice Academy
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 17 students
    2.6 miles
    6701 Black Horse Pike Ste A13
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
    (609)272-1181
    2.6PK-KG
    17
  • Linwood
    Creative Learning Pre School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 192 students
    2.7 miles
    515 Hamilton Avenue
    Linwood, NJ 08221
    (609)927-4715
    2.7NS-K
    192

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