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.
We just found out that the Lieutenant Governor, Kim Guadagno will be visiting our school in May. We are very excited to show her our school and all the wonderful things that happen here.
Students and staff are busy preparing for our Spring Show. We will be singing songs that pay tribute to the Jersey Shore. During the shows we will be collecting donations to send to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund which was implemented by Governor Christie and the First Lady.
We now have a new page on our website that features pictures of our staff with various students. These pictures were taken while the staff members were doing something nice to bring “sunshine” into a particular student’s life. Just click on the sunshine icon in the left corner on the home page to see why Alpha School is walking on sunshine.
Our Special Olympic Boccee Team is practicing for the Special Olympic Summer Games at the College of New Jersey in June. This is the second year that we have had the team and they are doing even better this year. Our coaches Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Wiggins are very happy about how well the team is performing.
We have many activities that are coming up for our students. The Spring Show, the high school prom, yearbook signing day, an inter-mural softball game and Field Day are just a few of the many events that our students will participate in
One of our Occupational Therapists, Judi Hall, implemented a salad bar for staff and now she has opened it up for students. This is a fabulous program. Our students shop for the salad bar items and they prepare everything. We have a restaurant style salad bar for all the ingredients to be placed in. Everyone loves having salad available on Tuesdays.
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Ditzig is our Teacher of the Year winner. Miss Jen started out at our school as a teaching assistant and she moved up to become a teacher. She is a very kind and caring teacher and we are very fortunate to have her on our team. Beverly Holborow who is a speech therapist at our school brings her therapy dog, Vegas, into school to work with our students. It is amazing to see how well the students respond to Vegas. Miss Bev is always surprised by how well the children interact with her dog.