Garfield Park Academy

  • Garfield Park Academy is a division of the Therapeutic Learning Center, Inc. In 1992, known only as The Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC), the school opened its doors and began accepting students in the beginning of 1993.
  • Conveniently located in the heart of Willingboro Township in Burlington County, NJ, the Therapeutic Learning Center began with one student and occupied one rented classroom in the Garfield Park Elementary School.
  • Before long, enrollment jumped to 75 and more classrooms were rented from the Willingboro Township School District.
  • We offer a positive and friendly atmosphere where students can learn and advance their education.
  • We believe that our therapeutic program, combined with traditional academics and preparation for college or the vocations enhances the chances of students with emotional and social challenges to succeed in an educational environment and in life.
  • Garfield Park Academy is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education as an Alternative School.
  • The Clinic is also approved to operate under the approval of the New Jersey Department of Education.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
ASAH Private Special Education
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students160 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
80%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeGarfield Park Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size9 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

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