Rock Brook School

  • Rock Brook School is a private, non-profit school for Communication Impaired and Multiply Disabled children, from age 3 through age 21.
  • Rock Brook School is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education and received accreditation from The Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools (MSCES).
  • We currently have approximately 50 students from 25 different school districts in central New Jersey.
  • In most cases, the home school district will pay tuition, if placement is approved through the IEP process.
  • Our program runs from 8:40 3:00 Monday through Friday. The school year is from September through June, with a six-week Extended School Year Program available.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Council for Exceptional Children
National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage Learning Impairments, Multiple disabilities, Autistic spectrum
Year Founded1974
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesTuition is determined by the New Jersey Department of Education annually.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students50 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size9 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition is determined by the New Jersey Department of Education annually.
Admissions DirectorKatie Hardgrove Principal

School Notes

  • Rock Brook School is a private, non-profit school for communication impaired and multiply disabled children, from age 3 through 21. The mission of the Rock Brook School is to work with each child, parent, contracting school district and agency on providing the highest quality of services so that each student will reach his/her full potential. Rock Brook School offers a full range of programs and services. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kendall Park
    Grades: K-9 | 482 students
    6.6 miles
    45 Henderson Rd
    Kendall Park, NJ 08824
    (732) 297-6042
    6.6 K-9
  • Somerset
    Grades: PK-8 | 464 students
    10.2 miles
    170 John F Kennedy Blvd
    Somerset, NJ 08873
    (732) 828-1402
    10.2 PK-8

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The average private school tuition in New Jersey is $9,552 for elementary schools and $18,653 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Jersey is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).