Orchard Friends School
- Orchard Friends School is a private, nonsectarian school educating children with language-based and other learning differences in grades K through 12.
- OFS is a safe and nurturing environment with small classes (avg 4:1 student teacher ratio), multi-sensory instruction, intensive social skills intervention and speech therapy, as well as occupational therapy.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia/Language-based Learning Differences/Central Auditory Processing/ADD/ASD|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Student Body Type||n/a|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 30%
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||9 teachers|
|Average Class Size||4 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Financial Aid available for private pay students|
|Admissions Director||Beth DiPerna, MA, CCC-SLP|
|Admissions Associate||Karen Pentkowski|
- OFS was founded in 1999 in the Moorestown Community House. When that space was outgrown Orchard Friends moved to the original school for Sacred Heart Parish in Riverton, NJ. We serve children who learn differently and spend too much time and effort overcoming struggles of being in a typical classroom and not enough time learning.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Cherry Hill Grades: 1-12 | 222 students
2127 Church Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856)482-5252 4.5 1-12
- Atco Grades: Inquire with school | 220 students
280 Jackson Rd
Atco, NJ 08004
(856)767-5757 17.2 Inquire with school
- Belmar Grades: 2-12 | 116 students
Po Box 1403
Belmar, NJ 07719
(732)681-6900 54 2-12
- Haddon Heights Grades: 1-8 | 40 students
800 Kings Hwy
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
(856)546-1388 8.9 1-8
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