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A Spectrum of Options
Across a Lifetime

Academy360 is a NJ State Board of Education Approved Private School for students on the autism spectrum and with behavioral and related disabilities, ages 3-21.

Elementary students with teacher at Academy360, a private special education school in Verona, NJ

Lower School

High-quality early education is the most effective primary intervention for young children with  autism spectrum disorders and behavioral and other related disabilities. Our state-approved curriculum emphasizes effective, evidence-based interventions. It focuses not only on the acquisition of critical new skills, but also on socialization, language and communication strategies, and modifying behaviors that may interfere with learning and living.

Two female teen students at lunch at Academy360, a private special education school in Livingston, NJ

Upper School

With a strong academic component, life skills, and career development services, and instruction in special areas including art, music, and video production, our Upper School students have expanded opportunities to experience success and prepare for their future. We provide specialized support services to encourage more independence, and to help students be successful in an environment more like a typical high school.


Lower School students in music drumming class at Adademy360, a private special education school in Verona, NJ

At Academy360, we teach “the whole child,” so our students can discover and develop their own unique talents and abilities. Our students have the same learning activities and experiences that are provided to students in their local schools, with all of the 21st century technology, supports and accommodations they need to succeed.
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A Parent’s Perspective

Breanna’s Mother

“Any question I’ve ever had, any issue, any skill I just didn’t know how to teach, I had help every step of the way. I really feel this is why Breanna is who she is today. She’s doing math, she’s reading, she’s comprehending… She has now expressed she wants to get married, she wants to have a job, she wants to drive a car, and she wants a whole future.”


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Transitioning from School to the Adult World

One Family's Experience "The transition from Academy360 Upper School (“school” as my son Rob called it) to Independence360 (I360) was seamless. We were extremely anxious about Rob graduating and transitioning to the adult world. Rob [...]

5 Things That Can Help You Stay Calm During an IEP Meeting

For me, staying calm equals winning. When my son was younger, I could easily be close to tears before I even walked into an IEP meeting. Many of us know what an emotional rabbit hole [...]

Exploring Nature at the Essex County Environmental Center

Every July I look forward to Academy360 Lower School’s middle school students and staff of returning to the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland, NJ.  They visit as part of their Extended School Year program, [...]

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