Focusing on ABILITIES.... not disabilities...
The Felician School for Exceptional Children was founded by the Felician Sisters and approved by the New Jersey State Dept of Education in 1971. Our school is staffed by certified professionals who are skilled, sensitive, and dedicated to the care and education of the students.
Our Mission is to recognize the human dignity of individuals with special needs. The Felician School provides these individuals with quality educational programs. Based on individual levels of functioning, the school’s educational programs stress independence and acceptable behavior, both within the school setting and within the community. In a climate of acceptance and respect students are prepared for an independent and productive adulthood. We believe that everyone has a unique mission to fulfill and special gifts to share. It is our goal to prepare the students for their special mission and our privilege to do so.
"I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all staff members who work with Celeste to help her achieve her full potential as an individual. Throughout this school year I have observed positive changes in all areas, reflecting the collaborative efforts made by Celeste's teachers and therapists. At home, I see Celeste more focused and aware of her daily routines. .. I love keeping the communication channels open. I always welcome any recommendations and strategies that I could implement at home in order to help Celeste generalize skills, abilities and become more independent." - Celeste's Mom (March 2013)