New Road School of Somerset

2200 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873-0887
Tel: (732)271-5775
Grades: 7-12 | 177 students
Building student confidence and competence through personalized academic interventions and career preparation.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Disabilities, Other Health Impaired, Multiple Disabilities, Cognitive Impairments, Emotional Disabilities
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 177 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade New Road School of Somerset Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Softball, VolleyballBasketballSoftball,

School Notes:

  • The New Road School of Somerset first opened its doors in 1989 in a modest schoolhouse on Cortelyou Lane with an enrollment of 60 students. 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. As 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. Our 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.

Profile last updated: 08/24/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Green Brook Academy (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Family Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Wee People Preschool & Kindergarten (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bound Brook
    Holy Family Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 155 students
    1.2 miles
    120 E 2nd St
    Bound Brook, NJ 08805
  • Bound Brook
    Grades: PK-KG | 58 students
    1.3 miles
    317 Winsor St
    Bound Brook, NJ 08805
  • Bound Brook
    Green Brook Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 34 students
    1.4 miles
    Po Box 947
    Bound Brook, NJ 08805
  • Middlesex
    Alphabet Kidz
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 3 students
    1.9 miles
    205 Union Avenue
    Middlesex, NJ 08846
  • Bridgewater
    Grades: NS-6 | 108 students
    2.1 miles
    120 Finderne Avenue
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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