The Calais School

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The Calais School is a leading private, non-profit provider of special education serving young people in grades K through 12 Plus for 50 years.
We believe every child has the ability to exceed their possibilities and we are committed to cultivating this potential in all of our students.
The innovative programs at Calais are designed to highlight your child`s abilities while also building upon areas of weakness.You will find that the flexibility of our curriculum provides a challenging academic experience that will be unique to your student.
Our compassionate and highly trained staff are committed to provideing a safe and nurturning environment where students feel empowered and supported academically, emotionally and behaviorally.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 83 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
83 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
The Calais School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Cheryl Porter-Avino
Admissions Associate
Christina Pedersen


Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

The Calais School is a private, non-profit school for students with learning disabilities in grades K  through 12 Plus. Calais provides a safe, nurturing, and academically challenging environment in which young people learn to focus on their subject matter while developing new behaviors and academic strategies in a non-judgmental atmosphere.Success is achieved through:
  • Differentiated and integrated academic programs aligned with NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards
  • Behavior Modification Programs that encourage students to emply appopriate social problem solving and assertiveness skills
  • A Cognitive/Behavorial Counseling team that provids emotional support and cognitive strategies for dealing with stressful issues and situations
  • Learning Consultants who provides IEP supervision and consultations with teachers and child study teams to ensure the use of individualize and differentiated intruction
  • Speech and Language specialists to address the basic skills of language and social skills development
  • Reading Specialists to assist students with specific reading difficulties
  • Career and Technical Education Programs that provide career path training
  • A Transition Education Program to provide career exploration opportunities
  • A robust 12+ Program for young adults that need a little guidance as they transition to adulthood.
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
Profile last updated: 03/16/2021

School Reviews

The Calais School is amazing and all the teachers truly care about the emotions, education and social development of each individual child. My daughter Emma had she been left in public school would have never gone to college. With, the Calais School there is not a doubt in my mind that she will attend college. Thank you Calais. You are all truly blessed and an amazing bunch of people. Thank you for all that you do for our children that learn differently. I believe every position filled at the Calais school is a great asset to the special education field.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 83 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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