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General Program Information

  • Students at The Gramon Family of Schools are between the ages of 3 and 21. While most of the students have been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, others for whom the individualized program is seen to be appropriate are enrolled as well.
  • The Gramon School, Glenview Academy, and New Beginnings are located in Fairfield, NJ and is easily accessible from Route 80, Route 46 and Route 280.
  • Program hours begin at 8:45 AM and end at 2:45 PM.
  • All Gramon Family of Schools programs include a six-week summer session during July and August.

What is the curriculum?

  • The Gramon Family of Schools offers academic subjects including reading, mathematics, language arts literacy, social studies, science, and health.
  • The overall approach to instruction is based on the individual needs of each student which is paramount to instructional design.
  • Our schools provide comprehensive learning settings, that include one to one structured learning environments to small and large group activities. Student success is determined by data driven results and generalization across multiple environments. 

What are the classes like?

  • Staff to student ratios are 1:1, 2:1, or 3:1 based on the students’ individual needs.
  • An interdisciplinary team consisting of the classroom staff, behaviorists, related services providers and others provide additional support to address students’ specific needs.

What related services are provided at The Gramon Family of Schools?

  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Skills/Counseling/Art Therapy
  • Other Additional Support Services
    • Reading Specialist
    • Parent Education Workshops

How do I know how my child is progressing?

  • Progress is evaluated and documented through the following:
    • Daily communication with parents through various methods including email and communication notebooks where comments are written daily and shared with parents.
    • Daily logs kept by the teacher and therapists.
    • Daily teacher observation.
    • Progress reports (3x per year)
    • Goals & Objectives as included in each student’s IEP.
    • Teacher completed assesments ( The HELP checklist, AFLS, ABLLS, and VB-MAPP )
  • Students are evaluated in compliance with their IEPs.

How is technology used?

  • All areas of curriculum at The Gramon Family of Schools are infused with computer technology, based on the students’ Individualized Education Plan and NJ Student Learning Standards.
  • Remote Learning Instruction is provided by teachers & therapisits utilizing Zoom, Vizzle, SMART Learning Suite and Boom Learning educational platforms.
  • Related services providers utilize augmented and assistive technology devices to enhance student learning and communication.
  • Each classroom is equipped with Smart Board Technology.

Where can I find information about school activities and school closings?

  • Any information regarding School Activites and School Closings can be found on:
    • Our Website
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
    • Linkedin
    • Youtube
    • The School Alert System
    • News Channel 12 New Jersey

What happens after The Gramon Family of Schools?

  • The transition program at The Gramon Family of Schools includes Community Based Instruction opportunities to prepare our students for the world of work and independent living.
  • Through partnerships with local area businesses, high school students have the opportunity to participate and engage in Student Learning Experiences (SLE) that are specifically matched to their interests and skill level.
  • For more information please click on our Adult Services tab.

Who do I contact to discuss transportation?

  • Transportation services are provided by each student’s sending district Board of Education. The districts provide parents with information about when their child will be picked up and dropped off: it is the parent’s responsibility to see that their child gets on the bus in the morning and that an adult is present when the child is dropped off in the afternoon. Children are greeted by staff and escorted to class each morning and are escorted to their bus at the end of the day.