Welcome to Collier Middle School

Collier Middle School is a state-approved, private, non-profit school for students with disabilities in grades 5 through 8 whose needs cannot be met within the public school. The school's semi-departmentalized academic program offers a diverse curriculum taught by Highly Qualified teachers in each subject area while catering to the individual educational needs of each student. Collier's strong counseling component combines individual as well as group therapy that supports social and emotional growth for all students. Our Positive Behavior Support program encourages Respect, Responsibility, Safety and Kindness, and we also offer BCBA consultative services to assist with behavioral plans. Clubs and activities round out the educational program, giving students extracurricular opportunities similar to those offered in public schools.

LATEST NEWS

Equine Therapy Program Teaches Core Values

Collier Middle School students benefitted from a new equine-facilitated learning program that was developed specifically for our school by the educators at Sunnyside Equestrian Center in Lincroft. The certified trainers at Sunnyside created an Equine Therapy curriculum tailored specifically to address the four core behaviors of Respect, Responsibility, Safety and Kindness as practiced daily through our school’s Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program.


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CHS Spotlight - Ryan Birmingham -- 1999-2001

"Everyone is so accepting, and everyone makes you feel comfortable," said Ryan Birmingham. "Whatever you were into ‘worked’ at Collier." Ryan attended Collier during his sophomore and junior years before returning to his home district for senior year and graduation. A self-described "preppy jock," Ryan said that he had stayed within his own clique in public school and did not give others a chance. "I was very judgmental [when I came], but that all changed at Collier…It changed me because it was the norm for everyone to interact there."


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