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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.

Park Ridge Public School District

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:
personal finance, personal management, household management, nutrition and food preparation, interpersonal skills, communication skills, independent living skills, leisure activities, appropriate work habits and behavior, and job specific skills.

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. 

ESY available

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: lisabernardo@parkridge.k12.nj.us
by phone at:  201-573-6000 ext. 1301




 
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