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The Center School to Move to State-of-the Art Facility

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • 8:35pm

The Center School is a private, non-profit, state accredited school for bright, learning challenged students that serves over 65 districts throughout New Jersey.  They provide a supportive environment where a comprehensive learning experience is offered that allows for the individual needs of each student.

 “We are currently updating our new 80,000 square foot office building at 2 Riverview Drive in Franklin Township into a state-of-the-art learning center for students from kindergarten through high school and beyond,” said Executive Director/Principal Marcie Fiorentino.  “It will be wonderful to have a permanent place to be – we have been in temporary quarters in Branchburg after a fire destroyed our original school in Highland Park.”

 “We have created a team approach that includes carefully selected, dedicated staff who work in unison with the students, the parents/guardians, and the referring school district,” said Fiorentino.  “This new facility will allow us to expand and offer more services to our students.”

Even before the expansion, The Center School currently offers a wide array of programs beyond basic education classes and Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).  Programs and extracurricular activities include Robotics, Performing Arts, Television Production, Intramurals, and a variety of special interest clubs.

“We are also developing a Work Transitions program for students who graduate from high school, but are not quite ready for the world of work,” said Fiorentino.  “Part of this program will be in the new facility, and part will be in our second hand Thrift Shop located in Somerville.” 

For further information, go to www.thecenterschool.com or contact Maryellen Gabrowski, Assistant Director, mgrabowski@thecenterschool.com, 908-253-3870 ex. 174.

The Center School is a private, non-profit, state accredited school for bright, learning challenged students that serves over 65 districts throughout New Jersey.  They provide a supportive environment where a comprehensive learning experience is offered that allows for the individual needs of each student.

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