Bergen Center For Child Development

140 Park St,
Haworth, NJ, 07641-0764
Tel: (201)385-4857
Grades: K - 12 | 80 students
Bergen Center for Child Development was founded by parents as a non-profit school for the disabled in August 1968.
Since then, BCCD has continued to offer quality programming for multiply disabled students, aged 5-21, from the local counties of northern New Jersey.
 A comprehensive academic school program is designed to meet the needs of students with both behavioral and cognitive needs.
 A token economy, social skills training and cognitive therapy are provided to ensure student’s success, administered by certified school psychologist and social worker.  The school has an extensive transition programs and an extended school year program is available for enrolled students, as well as those from other programs.  Instruction is IEP driven, and all related services are provided accordingly.
On-going program and student assessment is essential to meeting the needs of our students.  Contact your school district’s child study team for enrollment procedures.   

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Other school association(s)
Other school association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported cognition, behaviors, learning differences
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 80 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 57%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Bergen Center For Child Development Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 5 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition paid by your local board of education.
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Al Tagliabue
Admissions Associate Christine Smith


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, CheeringBasketballCheering,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Rotary Interact Club Rotary Interact Club,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 04/11/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Newbury Academy (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is International Academy Of Arts & Sciences (1.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended November 25, 2013 - My son had completely shut down at his previous school. He stopped trying or caring and hated going to school. His behaviors were getting increasingly aggressive and defiant both at home and at school until he started attending Bergen Center for Child Development. I am amazed at how quickly my son has found himself again. He is confident and eager to learn again. He no longer is bullied and has been warmly welcomed and accepted by his peers. The small ratio of students to teachers is a huge plus as well. I know my son is getting the individual attention and instruction that he really needs and is truly thriving at Bergen Center! A hidden gem right in Bergen County! So happy we found this school. - Posted by Parent

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