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Notes for Prospective Students
The New Road School of Somerset first opened its doors in 1989
in a modest schoolhouse on Cortelyou Lane with an enrollment of 60
Today, we're a vibrant, thriving specialized private
education facility serving approximately 180 special needs students
aged 12 to 21, from grade 7 through post-high school graduation.
New Road Schools of New Jersey's flagship school, we're now housed
in a sprawling 54,000-square-foot building that provides the ideal
setting for our unique brand of academic instruction and a
time-proven, truly effective educational model.
This model is
primarily based on two founding philosophies: Learning by Doing and
the Micro-Community Concept.
Here at New Road, we believe that
students facing learning, language, and social challenges are best
served by interactive, hands-on approaches to education.
positive learning environment therefore features small class sizes,
one-on-one instruction, and structured behavior management systems
enhanced by positive reinforcement techniques.
To best equip our
students with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, at
home, and in the community, we offer life skills training, career
preparation, and social development programs in addition to our
core academic curriculum.
At the New Road School of Somerset, we
design our programs to focus on the specific learning strengths and
needs of each student.
Because we individualize our programs, we're
able to meet the student at his or her own performance level, and
the student advances at his or her own pace.
In the process,
self-esteem grows and self-motivation blossoms.
For over two
decades now, the New Road School of Somerset has been successfully
carrying out the New Road guiding principle for countless young
adults: Building Confidence and Competence through Personalized
Academic Interventions and Career Preparation.