Through support groups, regular conferencing, assessments and behavioral incentives, the caring professionals
of Shepard Schools reinforces our commitment to each student through a two-way policy of communication
and ongoing dialogue among students, staff, parents/guardians and sending school districts.

Shepard Schools students learn and achieve in a setting that joins differentiated academic instruction and
comprehensive activities programs with a policy of continuous positive reinforcement and counseling intervention.

The goal of the Shepard Schools program is to stimulate the development of our students’ values, creative, intellectual and
physical skills…and to improve performance, not only in the classroom but in the social situations of everyday life.

With two New Jersey campuses, the Shepard Schools are state-approved private schools, employing a structured program of
individualized academic instruction, counseling and intervention to unlock the potential of behaviorally challenged students.

Our Schools

  • Shepard School (grades 5-12)

    Shepard School in Kinnelon, NJ offers Middle and High School programs and is aimed at helping students with behavioral difficulties cope with the demands of the classroom and prepare for the academic challenges of high school.

    The Shepard School High School Satellite Program is designed for students with multiple disabilities who require highly individualized instruction for academics, social interactions, daily living and vocational skills.

    Shepard School implements a curriculum that meets the requirements of the N.J. State Core Curriculum Content Standards. Learn more here.

  • Shepard Preparatory High School (grades 9-12)

    Shepard Preparatory High School in Morristown, NJ is a program for students who function within the average to high average range intellectually, but require highly individualized instruction due to diverse and often complex emotional and behavioral issues.

    Shepard Preparatory High School implements a college preparatory curriculum, which is aligned with the N.J. State Core Curriculum Content Standards. Learn more here.



    We are excited to announce that we are now enrolling early elementary students for the 2016-2017 school year! Click here

  • 2016 ESY Program

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  • Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)

    Date: 6-16-16

  • First Day of Extended School Year Summer Program

    Date: 7-1-16

  • ESY School Closed – 4th of July

    Date: 7-4-16

  • Last Day of Extended School Year Summer Program

    Date: 8-12-16

  • Staff In-Service

    Date: 9-1-16 & 9-2-16

  • Labor Day (School Closed)

    Date: 9-5-16

  • First Day of School For Students

    Date: 9-6-16

  • Shepard Prep Receives 7-year Middle States Accreditation

    Click this link for more information: here

  • For more events please see our calendar

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