The Calais School

45 Highland Ave,
Whippany, NJ, 07981-0798
Tel: (973)884-2030
Grades: PK - 12 | 83 students
The Calais School is a leading private, non-profit provider of special education serving young people in grades Pre-K through 12Plus for over 40 years.  The Calais Staff provide a safe and nurturning environment for students requiring innovative academic and behavoiral strategies provided in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. ASAH
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 83 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade The Calais School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Kristy Hartman
Admissions Associate Megan LoBue

School Notes:

  • The Calais School is a private, non-profit school for students with learning disabilities in grades Pre-K  through 12Plus. Calais provides a safe, nurturing, and academically challenging environment in which young people learn to focus on their subject matter while developing new behaviors and academic strategies in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

    Success is achieved through:

    *Differentiated and integrated academic programs aligned with NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards

    *Behavior Modification Programs that encourage students to emply appopriate social problem solving and assertiveness skills

    *A Cognitive/Behavorial Counseling team that provids emotional support and cognitive strategies for dealing with stressful issues and situations

    *Learning Consultants who provides IEP supervision and consultations with teachers and child study teams to ensure the use of individualize and differentiated intruction

    *Speech and Language specialists to address the basic skills of language and social skills development

    *Reading Specialists to assist students with specific reading difficulties

    *Career and Technical Education Programs that provide career path training

    *A Transition Education Program to provide career exploration opportunities

    *Full and Half-Day Pre School Programs for 3 & 4 Year Olds with Special Needs

    * A 12+ Program for those students who need the gift of more time

    * Animal Assisted Therapy

  • Profile last updated: 01/29/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Abundant Life Christian School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Whippany KinderCare (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Inspire Kids (0.5 miles away)
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