Shepard Schools


Shepard Schools strive to increase regular school attendance and reduce instances of school refusal in order to promote academic development and social-emotional well-being for all students. Through a system of assessment, intervention, and monitoring, the counseling department provides comprehensive services to address the individualized, and often complex circumstances and symptomology, which contribute to consistent student attendance.

PerformCare Info:

If you or your child is in crisis, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room. 

 Other available resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.
  • New Jersey Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735.
  • PerformCare: PerformCare can also connect you and your child to behavioral health services through the New Jersey Children’s System of Care. Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year at 1-877-652-7624. This can include Mobile Response, a 24/7 service where a specially trained behavioral health professional can come to someone’s home within an hour of calling to diffuse a crisis and connect families and youth to needed services.