Why Honor Ridge?

For more than 40 years, we have been committed to life-changing special education services for students with social, emotional, learning, and behavioral disabilities

Honor Ridge Male Student in Art Class - Private Special Education, North Plainfield, NJHonor Ridge Academy is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We are a K-12 program for students with learning, social, emotional, and behavioral disabilities.

Here, we meet students where they are, honoring the path they are on and working with them to achieve positive outcomes. Our rigorous academic program and highly individualized approaches to instruction give students a solid foundation on which to build their future. Our rich array of therapeutic and behavioral supports, provided by experienced educators in a family-like environment, offer children, adolescents, and young adults – and their families – hope. We guide students to help them build the stamina, grit, and resilience they need to commit to their goals and to achieve them.

What people are saying:

I love my new school! Now I am LEARNING!

Mahogany, age 13


This school and the staff are my family!

Karrell, age 15


Choosing a School for Your Child

When a child is having difficulty being successful in school, not only does the child suffer, but the whole family is affected. One of the most important decisions to make is “What comes next?”

Choosing a school program, whether it is in a public school or an out-of-district placement, can feel overwhelming, but there is help.

ASAH is an association of state-approved private schools for students with disabilities.

ASAH strives to make this experience a little less stressful for families by providing clear and concise information, advocacy information and support.

Their Parent Assistance Line can help; call 1-877-287-2724.

The ASAH website has a wide range of quality, compassionate information offered in both English and Spanish, to help you understand your rights, the rights of your child, and to help you structure your decision-making process.

Click here for ASAH’s “What Parents Need to Know” booklet.