Capital Campaign

The Center School Ribbon Cutting CeremonyOur Capital Campaign provides financial assistance to special needs students in our community whose lives are affected by all kinds of learning disabilities. Our annual capital campaign is the major source of funding that allows our organization to operate and provide services to those in our region who desperately need our assistance. Your financial assistance enabled The Center School to move from its current 41,000 square foot leased location into a solely owned 79,000 square foot Somerset County facility fully equipped to serve the special needs students in our community whose lives are affected by all kinds of learning disabilities.

Won’t you please make a contribution to help make sure that students with disabilities in our community have a place to turn for the assistance they need so badly. By your contribution to our capital campaign, you’ll be recognized as a donor in upcoming issues of our newsletter. You’ll also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that your generosity will help make life less stressful for people affected by learning and language disabilities.  We are counting on your support. Please click the link on this page to make your donation. Every donation, no matter what size, is greatly appreciated and will be put to excellent use. Thank you in advance for your willingness to support the efforts of The Center School Foundation and make a difference in our community.

The Center School provides a supportive educational environment in which each student may reach his or her potential for academic, emotional and physical health and this is accomplished by carefully selected, dedicated staff working in unison with the student, the parents/guardians, and the sending district.

The Center School offers complete education from K through 12-PLUS, serving between 55 and 65 school districts each year and they are committed to helping each student become as self-sufficient and successful as possible.
Disabilities served by The Center School include:

– Asperger’s Syndrome
– Anxiety Disorders/OCD, PTSD, School Phobia, etc.
– Dyslexia Spectrum disorder: reading, spelling, written language
– Mood Disorders/Bipolar, Depression
– Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
– Oppositional Defiant Disorder
– Adjustment Disorders
– Motor/Sensory Integration Deficits

The Center School has clinical staff that includes full time social workers, a psychologist, an art therapist and a visiting psychiatrist that consults weekly to assess students and meet with staff.  Applications are accepted throughout the school year. The application process involves the following:

– referral information about the student from the Child Study Team, parents, and/or private educational consultants
– a review of clinical records and evaluations
– an interview and informal screening of the applicant
– an interview of parents/guardians by a counselor
– interpretation and discussion of screening results with parents and case manager
– prompt placement decision