Welcome to the Alpha School
The Alpha School is truly a unique environment for children
with special needs. Each child is accepted as an individual
with their own unique areas of strength and areas that require
Our certified teachers, therapists and assistants are very committed to their work at Alpha School. We have very little turnover of staff. Our gym and art teacher have been with us
for over twenty five years. The average length of time that our teaching staff has been working with us is 10 years. There are
a large number of assistants who have worked with us for more than 15 years. This consistency and continuity of our dedicated employees allows our students to work with staff who have developed a high degree of expertise in all areas of special education
The best way to introduce you to our school is to give you some
of the words that our parents use to describe their child’s school. They use words like inviting, relaxed, secure, friendly, caring, warm, nurturing, family oriented, comforting, organized, welcoming, professional, positive, happy, up lifting and supportive. There is no other way to say it better than that.
Principal, Alpha School
View our award winning documentary titled I am an artist. This preview represents the heartwarming documentary about how art can transform a child with a variety of disabilites, to an artist having their creations in a gallery.
Our PTO Easter Candy Sale was a big success. Everyone enjoyed the delicious candy!!!
Our Field Day is coming up on May 9th. The Jackson Elks have once again offered to assist us with this special event. Last year they paid for the food and brought lots of activities for the students to participate in. We are looking forward to it again this year!!
We are busy planning for our summer Extended School Year Program. It will begin on July 7th and end on August 15th. Our summer theme is “Fiesta”. We will be swimming, going to Breakwater Beach and traveling into the community for trips.
The Alpha High School students will be going to a Blue Claws game on April 23rd and our elementary students will be going to the Point Pleasant Boardwalk on June 10th. These are annual trips sponsored by our generous PTO.
Our students are busy practicing for our annual Spring Show. Our theme for this year is “magic. The show is on May 21st and 22nd at 10:30. Our Special Olympic Bocce Team is working hard to prepare for their Special Olympics at the College of New Jersey in June.
All of our students will be going on a trip to the Sculpture Garden with our art teacher, Miss Mary Jo. This is an opportunity for our children to observe art in an outdoor setting. Three of our graduating seniors went to see “Newsies” on Broadway. Two of our other seniors will be going to the Cape May Zoo for their trip in May.
Judi Hall has been selected as our Teacher of the Year. Miss Judi has worked at the Alpha School for 25 years as an occupational therapist. Her contributions to our students are greatly appreciated.
Lisa Glassford’s class has planted their garden again this year. The garden is a tribute to Gabby who was a student at our school who passed away after a long illness. Gabby loved ladybugs and some of the staff observed some ladybugs visiting the garden after it was planted last year.