Calais School
45 Highland AvenueCounty:Morris
Whippany, NJ 07981Year Established:1970
Phone:(973) 884-2030
Fax:(973) 884-0460

Executive Director:David
School Principal:Dr. Diane
Assistant Principal:John Cohrs
Admissions Director:Leslie Glass(973) 884-2030

Type of Program/Services:

Services Include:Speech therapy, group and individual counseling, Career & Technical education (CTE), transition education, reading specialists, social skills development, occupational therapy, animal-assisted therapy.

Full-time staff:Part-time staff:

Classes Offered/Disabilites Served:Multiple Disabilities Served
Age Range:3-21
Counties Served:Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren
Number of Students/Clients:90
Number of Classes (if school):10
Grade Range:Kindergarten through 12Plus
Length of School/Program Year:10 months and 6-week Extended School Year Program
Private Students/Clients accepted:Yes
Scholarships available:

Mission Statement:The Calais School is a leading private, non-profit school in special education serving young people in grades K through 12 Plus for since 1970. Our mission is to empower & encourage students with special needs including ADHD, reading & math weaknesses, anxiety & mood disorders & Autism Spectrum Disorders. We recognize that learning disabilities are diverse & cut across all socio-economic strata & greatly influence all aspects of development. The Calais staff provides a safe, nurturing, & academically challenging environment for students requiring new behavioral & academic strategies in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Success is achieved through: • Academic programs based on NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards; • Behavior Modification Programs that encourage students to employ appropriate social skills, problem solving & assertiveness; • A Cognitive/Behavioral Counseling team that provides emotional support & cognitive strategies for students; • Learning Consultants who provide IEP supervision & consultations with teachers to ensure the use of individualized & differentiated instruction; • Speech & Language specialists who address the basic skills of language & social skills development; • Reading Specialists who assist students with specific reading difficulties; & • Career & Technical & Transition Education Programs that provide career development opportunities. Students come to Calais by referral from local school districts, therapists, & counselors throughout nine northern New Jersey counties. Concerned parents & special needs advocates often initiate this process as well.