SCHOOLS of EXCELLENCE

Schools of Excellence Award

2016-2017 School Year Application Period is Now Closed

Applications for 2017-2018 School Year Will Start in January 2017

This year, the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) will bestow upon qualified licensed private special education schools throughout the United States the distinction of being selected as a NASET School of Excellence for the 2016-2017 school year.  Selection as a NASET School of Excellence is the highest honor a private special education school can achieve through our professional association.  The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.

NASET annually completes a screening process of various private special education schools in the United States.  Upon preliminary review, certain select schools will be notified that they appear to meet the criteria as NASET Schools of Excellence.  Upon notification, the schools will need to complete an application form for verification of the information obtained by NASET.

 


The following are the 13 eligibility criteria a private special education school must meet to be a NASET School of Excellence:

I. Licensure: All NASET Schools of Excellence must be licensed by their respective State Department of Education.

II. Licensure of Professionals: All NASET Schools of Excellence employ special education professionals who are certified or licensed in their respective professions.

III.  Student Population: All NASET Schools of Excellence educate students with disabilities and or disorders.  This includes, but is not limited to, individuals diagnosed with:

Autism Deaf-Blindness
Developmental Delays Emotional Disturbance
Health Impairments Hearing Impairments (Including Deafness)
Learning Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities
Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairments
Speech and Language Impairments Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairments  

IV.  Enrollment Size: All NASET Schools of Excellence are schools dedicated to meeting the individual and unique needs of their students.

V.  Staff/Student Ratio: All NASET Schools of Excellence have a very small Staff/Student Ratio.

VI.  Age of Students: All NASET Schools of Excellence serve a student age population, with all students being between 3 to 21 years of age.

VII.  Related Services:  All NASET Schools of Excellence provide various types of related services for their students including, but not limited to:


Audiology Cochlear Implant Services
Counseling Deaf Community Interaction
Evening Tutorial Program Local Mainstreaming opportunities
Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy
Psychological Services Speech, Sign Language Services
Transportation Vocational Evaluation

VIII.  Curriculum: All NASET Schools of Excellence ensure that students receive a well rounded curriculum to meet the specific needs of each individual student with a disability.

IX.  Length of Operations: All NASET Schools of Excellence have been in existence for at least 10 or more years.

X.  Number of Months Open: All NASET Schools of Excellence are open a minimum of 10 months out of the calendar year.

XI.  Multiculturalism: All NASET Schools of Excellence seek to provide a multicultural environment.

XII.  Affiliations and Memberships: All NASET Schools of Excellence are affiliated and/or have memberships in other professional associations and organizations.

XIII.  Admissions Procedures: All NASET Schools of Excellence have a specific admissions procedure that they follow and adhere to in accepting the students in their programs.

All private special education schools that are distinguished as a NASET School of Excellence will receive a certificate of this honor.  They will also be included on our website and the website of The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (www.napcse.org) as a NASET School of Excellence (If you would like an engraved plaque for parents, students, teachers, and administrators to see proudly hanging in your school, one can be ordered).

All NASET School of Excellence applications for the 2016-2017 academic year must be received by May 15, 2016.

There is an application processing fee (peer review of materials) of $250.00 required of all candidates for the NASET School of Excellence.  ***Please note that if your school is not selected as a NASET School of Excellence, the entire processing fee of $250.00 will be returned to you. Checks should be made out to NASET.

For more information, contact us at 1-800-754-4421 ext.106 or email to awards@naset.org

If you believe your school meets the Eligibility Criteria and you would like to apply as a NASET School of Excellence., you may fill out the applications that are available to download at the top of this page.

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Selection as a NASET School of Excellence is the highest honor a private special education school can achieve through our professional association.  The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education. **

To learn more about the NASET Schools of Excellence - CLICK HERE

After review by NASET, the following schools have been accepted as a Schools of Excellence for 2016-2017

 


 

Academy of Whole Learning

9400 Cedar Lake Road Ste #7
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
952-737-6900
Learn More - www.academyofwholelearning.org

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Acadia Montana

55 Basin Creek Rd
Butte, MT 59701
406-494-4183
Learn More - www.acadiahealtcare.com

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Arch Bridge School

21 Arch Bridge Road
Bethlehem, CT 06751
203-266-8034
Learn More - www.wellspring.org

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Archway School

280 Jackson Rd.
Atco, NJ 08004
856-767-5757
Learn More - www.archwayprograms.org

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Arc of Essex County's Stepping Stones School

19 Harrison Ave
Roseland, NJ 07068
862-210-8781
Learn More - www.steppingstonesnj.org

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Autism Treatment Center

1611 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, TX 78247
210-590-2107
Learn Morewww.atcoftexas.org

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Barber National Institute - Elizabeth Lee Black School

100 Barber Place
Erie, PA 16507
814-453-7661
Learn Morewww.barberinstitute.org

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The Barry Robinson Center

443 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
757-455-6100
Learn Morewww.barryrobinson.org

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Benedictine School

14299 Benedictine Lane
Ridgely, MD 21660
410-634-2112
Learn More - www.benschool.org

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Benway School

620 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-833-3837
Learn More - Click here or  www.benwayschool.org

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Brookfield Schools

1009 Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
856-795-8228
Learn More - Click here or www.brookfieldschools.org

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Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center

50 E. North Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Telephone: 716-885-8318
Learn More - www.askbhsc.org

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Carol and Frank Biondi Education Center

463 Hawthorne Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10705
914-375-8801
To Learn More- Click Herewww.leakeandwatts.org/special-education-services

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Centennial School of Lehigh University

2196 Avenue C, LVIP I
Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-266-6500
To Learn More - Click Here or centennial.coe.lehigh.edu

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The Center for Developmental Disabilities

72 South Woods Rd.
Woodbury, NY 11797
516-921-7650
Learn More - www.centerfordd.org

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The Child School / Legacy High School

587 Main Street
Roosevelt Island, NY 10044
212-223-5055
To Learn MoreClick Here or www.thechildschool.org

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The Clifford School at Longview Farm

399 Lincoln Rd.
Walpole, MA 02081
508-668-7703
Learn More - www.thehome.org

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Deron School I of N.J.

1140 Commerce Avenue
Union, NJ 07981
908-206-0444
To Learn More - Click Here or www.deronschool.org

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Deron School II of N.J.

130 Grove
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-509-2777
To Learn MoreClick Here or www.deronschool.org

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Devereux Colorado Cleo Wallace

8405 Church Ranch Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80021
303-466-7391
To Learn more - www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=co_index

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Durand School

230 N. Evergreen Avenue
Woodbury, NJ 08096
856-845-0666
Learn More - www.durandac.org

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Eagle Hill School

45 Glenville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
203-622-9240
To Learn More www.eaglehillschool.org

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The Eden School

2 Merwick Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-987-0099
Learn More - www.edenautism.org

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Educational Partnership for Instructing Children

238 N. Farview Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07656
201-576-0600
To Learn More - Click Here or www.epicschool.org

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Felician School for Exceptional Children

260 S. MAIN STREET
Lodi, NJ 07644
973-777-5355
Learn More - www.fsec.org

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The Fletcher Academy

400 Cedarview Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-782-5082
To Learn More - Click Here or  www.thefletcheracademy.com

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Gateway Academy

3939 E Shea Blvd
Paradise, AZ 85028
480-998-1071
Learn More - Click Here or www.gatewayacademy.us

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Genesee Lake School

36100 Genesee Lake Road
Oconomowac, WI 53066
262-569-5510
Learn More- www.geneseelakeschool.com

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Giant Steps

2500 Cabot Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
630-864-3800
Learn More - www.mygiantsteps.org

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Gillen Brewer School

410 E 92nd Street
New York, NY  10128
212-831-3667
Learn MoreClick Here or  www.gillenbrewer.com

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The Greenwood School

14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 06346
802-387-4545
To Learn More - Click Here or www.greenwood.org

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Hampton Academy

108 Burrs Rd.
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 267-2757
Learn More - Click Here or www.hamptonacademy.com

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The HeartShare School

1825 Bath Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214
718-621-1614
Learn More - www.heartshare.org

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Henrietta G. Lewis Campus School

6395 Old Niagra Road
Lockport, NY 14094
716-433-9592 ext. 500
Learn More - www.fosteringgood.org

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The Home For Little Wanderers - Southeast Campus

900 Ship Pond Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360
508-209-6414
Learn Morewww.thehome.org

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The Hope School Learning Center

15 E. Hazel Dell Lane
Springfield, Illinois 62712
217-585-5150
Learn Morewww.thehopeschool.org

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The Jean Garvin School

90 Harvest Lane
Williston VT, 05495
802-488-6767
Learn More - www.howardcenter.org/jean-garvin-school

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John A. Coleman School

300 Corporate Boulevard South
Yonkers, NY 10701
914-294-6171
Learn More - Click Here or  www.setonpediatric.org

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Kingsway Learning Center - Elementary Program

144 Kings Highway West
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856-234-4442
Learn Morewww.kingswaylearningcenter.org

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Kingsway Learning Center - Secondary Program

244 West Route 38
Moorestown, NJ 08057
856-234-4442
Learn More - www.kingswaylearningcenter.org

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Landmark School

429 Hale Street
Prides Crossing, MA 01965
978-236-3369
Learn More - Click here or  www.landmarkschool.org

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Langan School at Prospect Center

133 Aviation Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-798-0170
Learn More - www.prospectcenter.com

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Lawrence Hall School

4833 N Francisco Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
773-769-3500
Learn More - Click Here or www.lawrencehall.org

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Life Development Institute

18001 N 79TH Ave., Suite B-42
Glendale, AZ 85308
623-773-2774
Learn More - Click here or www.discoverldi.com

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Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. School for Exceptional Children

18350 Crossing Dr
Tinley Park, IL 60487
708-342-5278
To Learn More - Click Here or stcil.org/kennedy-school/

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Marygrove Services, Inc.

2705 Mullanphy Lane
Florissant, MO 63031
314-830-6203
Learn More - www.marygrovechildren.org

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Maryville Jen School

1150 N River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-390-3020
Learn More - www.maryvilleacademy.org

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New Road School of Somerset

2200 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
732-271-5775
Learn More - www.newroadschool.com

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NJEDDA Schools

1481 Main St.
Clifton, NJ 07011
973-772-2600
Learn More - www.njedda.org

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The Notre Dame School of Dallas

2018 Allen St.
Dallas, TX 75024
214-720-3911
Learn More - www.notredameschool.org

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Olive Crest Academy

2190 N. Canal Street
Orange, CA 92865
714-998-6571
Learn More - www.olivecrestacademy.org

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Park Century School

3939 Landmark St.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-840-0500
Learn More - www.parkcenturyschool.org

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Pine Hill School

1325 Bouret Drive
San Jose, CA 95118
408-979-8210
Learn Morewww.secondstart.org

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The Prentice School

18341 Lassen Drive
North Tustin, CA 92705
714-538-4511
Learn More - www.prentice.org

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Prime Time for Kids

70 Phillips Hill Road
New City, NY 10956
845-639-2425
Learn Morewww.rocklandarc.org

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Raskob Learning Institute & Day School

3520 Mountain Blvd.   
Oakland, CA  94619   
510-436-1275
Learn More - Click Here or www.raskobinstitute.org

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School for Adaptive and Integrated Learning (SAIL) at Ferncliff Manor

1154 Saw Mill River Road
Yonkers, NY 11710
914-968-4854
Learn More - www.sailatferncliff.com

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Search Day Program

73 Wickapecko Drive   
Ocean, NJ  07712   
732-531-0454
Learn More - www.searchdayprogram.com

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Stillwater Academy

11175 S Redwood Rd
South Jordan, UT 84095
801-484-9911
To Learn MoreClick Here or www.turnaboutteens.org

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Sullivan House High School

8164 S. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60617
773-978-8680
Learn More - sullivanhousehschicago.com

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T.C. Harris School

3700 Rome Drive
Layfayette, IN 47905
765-448-4220
Learn More- www.idtc-in.com

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Timberline Knolls Academy

40 Timberline Drive
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-9600
To Learn More - Click Here or www.timberlineknolls.com

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Timber Ridge School

PO Box 3160
Winchester, VA 22604
540-888-3456
Learn More - www.timberridgeschool.org/

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UCP of NYC - Brooklyn Children's Program

160 Lawrence Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
718-436-7979 ext. 200
Learn More - www.ucpnyc.org

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Washington Academy

25 North 7th Street
Belleville, NJ 07109
973-239-6555
Learn More - www.washingtonacademy.com

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Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf

300 E. Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-371-7000
Learn More - www.wpsd.org

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White Oak School

533 North Road
Westfield, MA 01085
413-562-9500
Learn More - www.whilteoakschool.org

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Willie Ross School for the Deaf

32 Norway Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
413-567-0374
Learn Morewww.willierossschool.org

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Woodward Children's Center

201 West Merrick Road
Freeport, NY 11520
516-379-0900
Learn More - www.woodwardchildren.org

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YCS Sawtelle Learning Center

208 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-744-0615
Learn More - www.ycs.org

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YCS May Academy

36 Emory Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304
201-209-9070
Learn More - Click here or www.ycsmay.org

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Youth For Tomorrow

11835 Hazel Circle Drive
Bristow, VA 20136
703-368-7995
Learn More - www.youthfortomorrow.org

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If you believe your school may qualify as a NASET School of Excellence and want to learn more - CLICK HERE



 

Past Recipients of the NASET Schools of Excellence Award

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The section of the NASET website on SCHOOLS OF EXCELENCE is designed to provide users with information about specific private special education schools that have met certain standards as determined by NASET. The information included is provided free of charge as a user convenience and is to be used for informational purposes only. Some information may represent opinion or judgment or contain inadvertent technical oversights, factual inaccuracies, or typographical errors. The information regarding all SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE were reported by the respective schools, State Departments of Education, and a review of the documentation submitted by the schools.  As such, NASET does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information on the NASET website. NASET will not be responsible for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or deficiencies in the information provided on the NASET website.

This information is provided "as is" with no guarantees of completeness, non-infringement, accuracy or timeliness, and without warranties of any kind, express or implied. You therefore assume sole responsibility for all risks associated with the use of this information and further accept that NASET is in no way responsible for any consequences whatsoever to anyone arising from your use or interpretation of any information contained within or linked from or to the web site. Before making decisions based on any of the SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE, NASET strongly recommends that you visit the schools and ask the directors of the specific programs specific questions pertaining to your child's needs.

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