10 Gail Ct., Sparta, NJ 07871 | Tel: (973) 579-6980
NOrthern Hills Academy

Special Education Programs

NHA has a variety of class options designed  to provide educational services to students with different strengths  and abilities.  The staff at NHA work closely with the parents and Child Study Teams to develop individual education plans.  Instructional methodologies are used to best address student needs and promote learning.


PreSchool Disabled

  • Integrated student population consisting of special needs students and typically developing peers.
  • Center based program with a focus on natural environment teaching strategies.
  • Follows the NJDOE approved Creative Curriculum.

Autism (Elementary & Secondary)

  • Follows principals of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Addresses needs of students with sensory integration dysfunction
  • Emphasizes communication, social, and vocational skills as well as activities of daily living.

Multiple Disabilities (Elementary & Secondary)

  • Utilizes multi-sensory approach to promote learning
  • Develops communication skills using verbal as well as augmentative and assistive communication devices
  • Focuses on independent self- help and vocational skills with the use of adaptive equipment

Behavioral Disabilities

  • Utilizes structured learning environment with effective behavior management strategies
  • Provides counseling to promote social skill development and enhance self regulation skills
  • Works collaboratively with districts to promote academic programs based on New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards