The mission of North Florida School of Special Education is to discover and foster each student`s unique abilities revealing their highest potential within an engaged community.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Intellectual Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%

Academics and Faculty

Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
FINANCIAL AID We understand that the cost of a private education for your student with intellectual and developmental differences is significant. In addition to accepting both the McKay Scholarship Program and Gardiner Scholarship, we offer need-based financial assistance to all students through fundraising, grants and foundation support.Applicants requesting additional need-based financial assistance must fill out all pertinent information and provide supporting documentation. A variety of payments plans are offered through FACTS, along with grant & financial needs assessment. You can learn more about FACTS payment plans and qualification for need-based financial aid by clicking the blue button to the right.North Florida School of Special Education is in compliance with the Department of Education to accept both the McKay Scholarship and Gardiner Scholarship. These two scholarships comprise 70% of the tuition funds for all students.
Admissions Director
Deb Rains, Assistant Head of School

School Notes

  • North Florida School of Special Education (NFSSE) gives students, ages 6-22, with intellectual and developmental differences a place to learn, thrive, and become the best versions of themselves in an innovative academic and therapeutic environment. Young adults, ages 22-40, flourish in NFSSE`s postgraduate programs through vocational training, internships, life skills, and more. NFSSE`s Berry Good Farms is an urban farm that promotes job training and healthy lifestyles through organic farming and culinary arts, and Art with Soul provides budding and experienced artists a place to create and pursue career paths in the visual arts. The campus is anchored by the Delores Barr Weaver Therapeutic Equestrian Center, serving NFSSE students and children and adults with intellectual and developmental differences throughout Northeast Florida. Through these and many more innovative programs, NFSSE sets itself apart as the premier learning environment for students with intellectual and developmental differences in Northeast Florida.

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