The Rugby School

Po Box 1403,
Belmar, NJ, 07719-0771
Tel: (732)681-6900
Grades: 2 - 12 | 116 students
It’s our mission to teach students the interpersonal skills necessary to function in today’s competitive world while becoming a productive member of society.
 By designing and implementing individual education plans, we strive to equip them with the academic skills necessary for success.
  Whether the individual student decides to continue onto higher-education, trade-school or enter directly in the workforce, they leave The Rugby School with a sense of pride and confidence to pursue goals.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
ASAH
Council for Exceptional Children
Other school association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 2 - 12
Year Founded 1977

Student Body

Total Students 116 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 50%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Rugby School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Anthony Aquilino

School Notes:

  • Thirty-five years ago, The Rugby School at Woodfield opened its doors and hearts to special needs students, their parents and guardians. Over time, we have developed into a comprehensive k-12 day program that offers: quality academics, clinical and medical services, and vocation/college preparation with hands-on experience. 

    It’s our mission to teach students the interpersonal skills necessary to function in today’s competitive world while becoming a productive member of society.  By designing and implementing individual education plans, we strive to equip them with the academic skills necessary for success.   Whether the individual student decides to continue onto higher-education, trade-school or enter directly in the workforce, they leave The Rugby School with a sense of pride and confidence to pursue goals. 

    Our dedicated staff is an integral part of our program.  They hold advanced degrees and certifications in various fields such as: Special Education, Fine Arts, Holistic Health, Nursing, Psychology, Social-Work, and Public & School Administration.  This eclectic community of individuals comes together each day at 8:30 a.m. with one common purpose in mind, to work with these students.  Five days a week, learning is happening in classrooms, hallways and offices. 

    In addition to academics, The Rugby School provides: Individual, Speech and Occupational Therapy, and Health Services & Wellness Center.  Counseling services are provided by both certified school social workers and school counselors.  Individual and Group counseling techniques can be seen during Art Therapy, Social Skills and Integrative Counseling.   Health Services are provided by a Nurse Practitioner in collaboration with a Medical Doctor and on-staff Psychiatrist.  The Wellness Center promotes healthy life style choices by promoting Healthy Snacks and Fitness Fund-raisers such as: Lance Armstrong’s Live It! Program.

     At The Rugby School at Woodfield we are committed to the success of our students. We look beyond labels, reach the inner person and create a healthy, positive learning experience for these special children.The school serves nine counties and fifty-seven school districts.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Woodcliff Academy (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Monmouth Montessori Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Monmouth Montessori Academy (0.6 miles away)
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  • Belmar Monmouth Montessori Academy
    Montessori School
    1700 Allenwood Rd
    Belmar , NJ , 07719
    (732)280-0313
    Montessori School
    0.6  mi  |  35  students  |  Gr.  PK-3
  • Neptune Summer Hill Pre School Inc
    Montessori School
    1107 Gully Road
    Neptune , NJ , 07753
    (732)681-3483
    Montessori School
    1.5  mi  |  72  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Belmar The Goddard School of Wall
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1981 Hwy 34
    Belmar , NJ , 07719
    (732)974-8314
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.8  mi  |  122  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Neptune Holy Innocents Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    3455 W Bangs Ave
    Neptune , NJ , 07753
    (732)922-3141
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.2  mi  |  190  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Allenwood Shore Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    Po Box 505 4041 Squankum Road
    Allenwood , NJ , 08720
    (732)938-3565
    (Christian)
    2.6  mi  |  140  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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