Garfield Park Academy

Garfield Park Academy is a New Jersey state approved, private, not-for-profit school that provides effective, evidence-based special education services for students in grades K-12 who have a history of learning, social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Our comprehensive services and programs are designed to ‘wrap around’ each student and his or her family to ensure success, not just in college or work, but also in life.

What sets GPA apart is our highly-qualified, dedicated staff and our unending commitment to therapeutic, clinical intervention. All of our work is based on cutting edge educational research and best practice.

Garfield Park Academy currently provides a complement of sixteen classes, comprised of students ages 5 through 21. Classes are grouped according to age, ability and emotional challenge, with classes for all, up to and including the gifted.

Students admitted to Garfield Park Academy may have diagnoses in the following areas:

  • Social Learning Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse-Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Some examples are:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder

With nearly 20 years of successful experience providing therapeutic educational services to children with disabilities, Garfield’s program integrates a wide array of clinical services:

  • Intensive individual counseling
  • Daily group counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Stress management
  • Clinical social work services
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Neuro/biofeedback
  • Psychiatric interventions
  • Psychiatric diagnostic evaluations

GPA offers a school-wide behaviorally-based program, The Teaching Family Model, to help provide emotional and behavioral support to our students, as well as address problem behaviors as they arise. This evidence-based program has been adapted and successfully implemented in the school setting.

Contact Information:

Garfield Park Academy
24 Glenolden Lane
Willingboro, New Jersey 08046

Telephone: 609-877-4111



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