An approved private school serving children with special needs
With campuses in Union, NJ and Montclair, NJ, The Deron School offers a state-approved private school program for students with multiple disabilities including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and down syndrome. Since 1967, The Deron School has provided a nurturing environment, family culture, and personalized curriculum to help students reach their greatest potential.Learn More
As a private special education school located in both Union and Montclair NJ, we serve students on the autism spectrum living primarily in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union counties whose needs cannot be met in their sending school district. Our unique approach to educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is state-renowned. We look to maximize their academic skills, functional communication, as well as life skills.Learn More
BRIDGE TRANSITION PROGRAM
Our Community-Based Instruction (CBI) and daily living skills curriculum begins at age five and culminates in our Bridge Transition Program. This continuum provides students with practical learning as they prepare to leave our school at age 21 and enter a new phase in their lives.Learn More
OPEN HOUSE & VIRTUAL TOUR
Our monthly open house schedule enables home districts, child study teams and parents alike to see success in action.Open House Schedule
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Deron’s High School Special Education Areas of Study
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