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 have just begun a brand new school year. We now have five high school classes due to the increase in our high school aged students. We have added Culinary Arts as one of our classes in the high school. Many of our students love to cook.
We have purchased some new computers and the Jackson Rotary Club will be donating some I-Pads for some of our students. They are also looking into getting us some additional I-Pads for our classes. Some new programs have been purchased to assist our students in acquiring reading skills.
Our students are busy transitioning back into a school schedule. They were very excited to return to school for the 2014-15 school year.
Mrs. Moore our gym teacher is busy preparing the dates for our intermural games and for our Special Olympic Bowling Team. Clubs will be starting for our students in October. We will be having a new Club that will be creating a school newspaper. We think this is a great idea. Our Cheerleading Squad and Stomp Group are anxious to begin practicing for all the events that they will be performing in this year.
Mrs. Eileen Trainor is beginning come activities to raise funds for the Monmouth and Ocean County Food Bank. This is an annual activity and our students have been awarded the Champion Trophy for the last few years. Mrs. Trainor does a fantastic job motivating our high school students and staff to participate in this activity.
We now have a Music Therapist on our staff. Her name is Amanda Latham. She has just begun to work with our students. We are very excited to have a Music Therapist on our staff.
This year, Miss Mary Jo, our art instructor, wants to take our students to the Sculpture Garden. This has become an annual event. Our students love to walk around the outdoor art gallery and see all the sculptures.