Academy360 Lower School and Academy360 Upper School

  • Our mission is to provide the highest quality educational and therapeutic programs for individuals with learning, language and social/emotional challenges to achieve their maximum potential as responsible adults in society; recognize and value the individuals` unique abilities, learning styles and differences; and serve as a leader in promoting innovative educational programs.

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Academy360 Lower School and Academy360 Upper School places among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedautism, ADD/ADHD, language based etc.
Year Founded1963
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesTuition and transportation paid for by sending school district.

Student Body

Total Students237 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Academy360 Lower School and Academy360 Upper School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size6 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,400
Tuition NotesTuition and transportation paid for by sending school district, although private pay may be arranged under some circumstances.

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sport
SportsBasketballBasketball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Culinary Arts, Film Making, Girl Scouts

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance, Theatre Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Tennis, Yoga

School Notes

  • Spectrum360's two NJ state Department of Education approved special education schools, Academy360 Lower School (Pre-K to 9th grade) in Verona, NJ, and Academy360 Upper School (10th grade to age 21) located in Livingston, NJ, offer educational services for students across the autism spectrum. With 128 students at our lower school and 136 at our upper school, we are among the largest providers of private special education for students on the spectrum in northern NJ, currently serving over 95 school districts. Spectrum 360 challenges expectations for children, adolescents, and adults across the full spectrum of autism and related disabilities through innovative special education, employment supports, and community-building. We do not define individuals by their disabilities. Using evidence-based approaches, we push the boundaries of traditional programs and services, helping each person we serve to discover unique talents, develop self-worth, and maximize opportunities for independence, self-direction, citizenship, and community integration. Our Values: We see individuals. We do not define people by their disabilities. We value, educate, and support the "whole person." We offer students and adults similar opportunities to those available to their typical peers. We use evidence-based practices tailored to meet each individual's needs. The community is our classroom - we value and engage in community-based instruction and integration. We serve individuals across the full spectrum of autism. We work to create a deep sense of belonging and connection for the individuals we serve, their families, our staff, and our supporters. We work to develop strong positive peer relationships and community connections. As the field of autism is ever-changing, we research and implement innovative programs, services, supports, and strategies. As such, we are thought-leaders, offering education, training, support, and guidance to families, other educators, and the broader autism community.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bloomfield
    Westbridge Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 90 students
    3 miles
    60 West St
    Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    (973) 429-8110
    3 K-12
    90
  • Wayne
    Benway School
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    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 79 students
    7.5 miles
    620 Valley Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    (973) 633-3837
    7.5 1-12
    79
  • Whippany
    The Calais School
    The Calais School Photo
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 83 students
    9.5 miles
    45 Highland Ave
    Whippany, NJ 07981
    (973) 884-2030
    9.5 K-12
    83
  • Fairfield
    Banyan School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-8 | 50 students
    5.8 miles
    12 Hollywood Ave
    Fairfield, NJ 07004
    (973) 439-1919
    5.8 2-8
    50
  • Livingston
    Grades: 6-12 | 599 students
    7.6 miles
    91 South Orange Avenue
    Livingston, NJ 07039
    (973) 992-7000
    7.6 6-12
    599

School Reviews

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Our son who is 17 has been a student at TCI since he was 5 years old. We feel extremely fortunate that he has been a part of the TCI program throughout his school years. TCI has worked with us and our son to overcome his challenges and they work with him to reach his highest potential. Although there have been a couple of teachers who we weren't thrilled with (over the 12 years he’s been at TCI), the vast majority of TCI’s staff are absolutely incredible. TCI does a great job of teaching each student based on their individual needs and potential. We are excited about their adult program, The Center for Independence, and the possibility of our son continuing to grow with TCI's programs.
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