Benway School is a therapeutic-based program that is committed to the belief that emotional growth and academic success go hand-in-hand. We are committed to maintaining a creative, nurturing, and family-like environment to help teach our students in the way that works best with their needs and learning styles. Benway utilizes visual, auditory, and kinesthetic teaching styles to ensure that every child has a chance to grow, learn, and be successful. Providing our students with everything they need to lead successful lives is our foremost goal.
Our school features a plethora of technology, including our 21st Century Careers program which won awards in 2017 for Leadership and Innovation in Special Education from both the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) and the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA). 21ST Century Careers immerses our students into growing technologies through robotics, iPads, Chromebooks, Smartboards, drones, a tech lab, video production, a green screen, and more! Benway's art studio includes a potter's wheel and instruction in painting and sculpting as well as other forms of art. Our music lab not only provides some of the latest audio recording software including Logic, Reason, and GarageBand, but also numerous wind, string, wood, and brass instruments. We have recently added an electronic drum kit to accompany our array of traditional drums.
The next steps for success can be found through a component of Benway's transition program that allows students to come to our school for a half day, and then finish their academic day at a trade school. We have partnerships with automotive, culinary, and hair design trade schools. The Adult Transitions program at Benway provides students, aged 18-21, the added opportunity of learning life skills and Community Based Instruction. The transitions program has evolved to have all students complete Career Ready Practices, beginning in the 1st grade.
Another area that sets us apart is our philosophy that the best way to develop a student is through a complete wellness approach. We believe the benefits from physical activity help children grow mentally, as well as physically. For this reason we not only have a Physical Education program, but a weight room with a weight training elective, two coed Varsity and JV sports, and our NAPSEC award winning Burpees At Benway program. Benway's sports programs compete in a full season schedule in both basketball and softball, the latter of which won the league title in 2015 and 2019! The Benway Falcons compete to help our students develop motor skills, learn how to work as a cohesive unit, build self-esteem, and develop a strong work ethic. The Burpees at Benway program provides middle school students with an outlet to start their day in a healthy way, while releasing excess energy, and has been proven to increase academic and behavioral performance. Benway is committed to the belief that success comes from developing the "whole body" and not just the mind.
Students, age 6-21, with ADD/ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Mood Disorder, Multiply Disabled, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and School Avoidance.
620 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470