1. Newfound Academy has been serving
special needs in grades PreKindergarten -12 students since 2001. Recently, we have added a program for special needs students ages
2-3, and a Post High School program. Newfound Academy has a record of
proven academic success. We are experienced professional educators.
2. Newfound welcomes the following students:
Autism Spectrum, Asberger's, PDD, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Bipolar, Intellectual Disabilities, Fragile X, Medical
Challenges, Physical Challenges,
and Emotional Challenges. Other students may be considered on a case by case
basis. The main criteria for acceptance is will the student benefit from
our school and can the school and parents work together to create a
successful school program.
3. Small class sizes - Newfound has no class larger than five students.
Each child is under the direct supervision of the Executive
Director who is an expert in educating special needs students. Additionally,
Newfound is proud of our experienced, quality staff who know how to
teach and how to meet the needs of students with challenges in a
professional and caring manner.
4. Achievement - On the average students increase achievement in reading
and math by one grade level during an academic year.
5. Curriculum - Newfound has a challenging curriculum with a scope and
sequence for grades Prekindergarten through grade 12. We believe in
testing and assessment and each student is given individual instruction
in reading and math. Also, students are provided grade appropriate
instruction in science and social studies.
6. Communication skills, social skills, self advocacy, and character education
incorporated into our academic curriculum.
7. Student activities -Newfound is proud to have a dynamic student
council that has raised funds for school and community projects. We have
a Fall Festival at our school, Pizza Days, Holiday craft fair, parent and student participation in Walk Now For Autism Speaks, and fun activities throughout the year.
8. What makes Newfound Academy special?
We are professional educators with a proven record of achievement and
success with special needs children. We use an educational model with a
variety of strategies and teaching methods. We focus on education and
not therapies because we believe that this is the primary purpose of
school. Therapies have their place for many children. However, they are
considered a “related service” as defined by IDEA. Therapies should
supplement educational goals not be the goal itself.
9. If you are interested in finding more
information about Newfound Academy:
Schedule an interview, to
include both parents, with the Executive Director of Newfound Academy.
Students do not attend this interview.
If recommended to apply, submit
a completed application with a $300 nonrefundable application fee.
Parents with an elementary aged
students may participate in a 30 minute visit to the classroom but
only after a formal application and application fee have been
Schedule your child's visit to
Following a review of records,
a decision about acceptance is made and parents are notified.