Holmstead School
14 Hope StreetCounty:Bergen
Ridgewood, NJ 07450Year Established:1970

Executive Director:Dr. Stephen Kuwent
Supervisor of Education:Barbara O'Dea
Principal:Brett Vargo

Type of Program/Services:Private School for Individuals with Disabilities - Day Program.

Services Include:Psychological, Career Planning, LDTC, Art, Music, Recreation.

Full-time staff:21Part-time staff:4

Classes Offered/Disabilites Served:Behavioral Disabilities
Age Range:13-18
Counties Served:Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Union
Number of Students/Clients:75
Number of Classes (if school):13
Grade Range:8-12
Length of School/Program Year:10 months
Private Students/Clients accepted:No
Scholarships available:Yes

Mission Statement:The Holmstead School provides an educational and therapeutic milieu for adolescents who possess high intellectual potential but have been unable to achieve successfully in the traditional secondary school setting. The emphasis on innovative and flexible college preparatory education gives bright adolescents an opportunity to change their motivation and performance, in order to realize both academic and behavioral growth. Students are afforded the opportunity to participate in weekly individual or group psychotherapy sessions in an effort to build trust, enhance self-image and promote achievement.