Felician School For Exceptional Children

Anchored with Love ~ Learning for Life Understanding that all persons have a special gift to share, The Felician School strives to provide a quality educational program to prepare each of our students for their own journey of learning within a climiate of acceptance and respect. The Felician School has been serving students (ages 4-21) with special needs for over 40 years. Students are place by their districts at no cost to families.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Inquire with school
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAutism spectrum/Behavioral Disorders/Cognitive Impairment/Anxiety
Year Founded1971
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students64 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlaced by local districts at no cost to families
Admissions DirectorRose Marie Smiglewski


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Photography Club, Walking Club, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Bell Choir, Chorus, Rock Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Girls/Boys Sports Club

School Notes

  • The Felician School serves students with special needs including Autism Spectrum, Cognitive Impairment, Anxiety and Behavioral Disorders.  Our program is highly individualized focusing on Functional Academics, Social Awareness, Independent Living, and more.  Students are given necessary supports to develop their independence, each to their own potential.  We are forturnate to be located within a community which provides varied opportunties for Community-Based Instruction.  In addition we are affiliated with Felician University and Immaculate Conception High School on campus, as well as the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi. 
  • Recognized as a "School of Excellence" through NASET, The Felician School is a member of the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH), Autism New Jersey (formerly COSAC), and works closely with Community Personnel Services, Inc. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Division of Developmental Disabilities (NJ Department of Human Services)
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