Park Ridge School District's Mission Statement
The Park Ridge School District is committed to the mission of educating all students to achieve the New Jersey Student Learning Standards at all grade levels. The district will nurture all students to be life long learners, ethical and responsible citizens, and independent, productive members of a global society.
The Owl House
18-21 Year Old Transition Program
located at 81 Pascack Road, Park Ridge, NJ 07656
The Owl House (18-21 Year Old Transition Program) was established by the Park Ridge Board of Education in September of 2016. This program is for students who have met all of their high school graduation requirements yet still have Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives in the area of transition to adult life.
Students will be provided with daily exposure to the skills necessary to live and work in natural community settings. The program is located in a home in the heart of the Park Ridge community. Students will also have access to internships and job sampling at local busineses.
The primary focus of The Owl House will be to afford students with hands on experiences in which they are immersed in functional activities involving Daily Living Skills, Personal-Social Skills, Career and Job Skills.
Students will learn:
Students enjoy a membership to the Wyckoff YMCA where they work on leisure, recreation and fitness activities.
Students have a daily internship in the community and enjoy numerous volunteer experiences in the community.
Many students form lasting relationships with peers through the Owl House and by taking advantage of Park Ridge PEAK.
Behaviorist and OT consults included in tuition.
This is a Full Day Program which runs from 8:40am-3:00pm Daily.
Please also check out: The Owl House on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bTb_g49NSE&sns=em
NorthJersey.com: Settling in at the School of Life in Park Ridge: http://archive.northjersey.com/news/education/settling-in-at-school-of-life-in-park-ridge-video-1.1659484
NorthJersey.com: Life Lessons http://archive.northjersey.com/opinion/opinion-editorials/life-lessons-1.1660813
For additional information about the program, or to schedule a tour or an intake, school districts should contact:
Mrs. Lisa Bernardo
Director of Special Programs & Student Services
by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
by phone at: 201-573-6000 ext. 1301