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.

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Bergen Center For Child Development ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
cognition, behaviors, learning differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
Tuition paid by your local board of education

Student Body

Total Students
45 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Bergen Center For Child Development Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
5 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Our students are neatly groomed and we assist them with presenting their best outward appearance)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition paid by your local board of education.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
T. Jon Sinclair M.Ed., M.A.
Admissions Associate
Jim Biringer


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Agriculture, Community Garden Club, Rotary Interact Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Spring Musical

School Notes

  • To provide the kind of atmosphere and learning experience that enables each student to realize his or her maximum potential while maintaining the optimum level of self worth.
  • We strive to provide an educational program that allows students to develop their individual potential. We believe that every child can become a vital member of the community. We use an interdisciplinary approach to education and design individual programs according to the developmental level of each student. Behavior programs are embedded in the learning environment. Students are encouraged to make connections with friends, the staff and community members. Our program provides the opportunity for every student to celebrate the thrill of success every day.
Profile last updated: 01/30/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Bergen Center for Child Development is a home where students are nurtured and adored. Teachers work cooperatively to ensure that every aspect of the students' growth, however big or small, is celebrated. Small victories become incredible accomplishments, and the challenges that once held student's back are the very pillars of their success. The teachers welcome each student knowing that a unique person has entered the BCCD family. They work diligently with individualized programs to ensure that students' days are filled with exciting experiences that foster their strengths and also challenge them in ways that lead to visible growth. Bergen Center is a special place.
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Bergen Center is truly a remarkable place of learning. It is a setting where people demonstrate their abilities, feel valued, and work hard to accomplish great things. It is where education is a collaborative, cooperative activity and where the process of learning is a wonderful product in the making. It is where people possess untapped potential in all areas of worthwhile human endeavors. That potential is realized in policies, practices, programs and processes that are specifically designed to invite the personal development of students and teachers alike.
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Amazing school! Bergen Center has turned my daughter's life around. She isn't acting out anymore and she actually loves to go to school! The teachers are wonderful and have made incredible progress with her. For the first time she has friends at school. Everyone is so caring and hard working. It really is like a family there.
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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.
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The average private school tuition in Bergen County, NJ is $11,123 for elementary schools and $13,697 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bergen County, NJ is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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