Oakwood School serves elementary, middle and high school students with high functioning Autism, learning and/or language disabilities with concomitant social or behavior issues from Monmouth, Ocean, Union and Middlesex counties. Additionally, we accept private placements. Continued placement is reviewed annually and must be approved by the Oakwood School educational staff, the sending district’s Child Study Teams and the student’s parents or guardians.

Admission Policy

If you are interested in having your child attend Oakwood School, we suggest that you contact your local Child Study Team and follow these procedures:

  1. Ask your local school district to forward applicable records for review prior to an interview. An interview will be scheduled with the sending district CST, the student, and the student’s parents or guardians.
  2. During the initial interview, we will evaluate your child to determine if Oakwood School is the appropriate educational setting. New student interviews are conducted after school hours, starting at 2:15 PM. Parents and school districts are always afforded the opportunity to visit the school during school hours. Please call first and make an appointment.
  3. Once the sending district approves the placement, they arrange transportation, provide an IEP, and enter into a New Jersey State Department of Education approved contract with the school.
  4. Oakwood School does not discriminate. No student is excluded from admission due to reasons of race, color, creed, sex or national origin.

Parents/Guardians seeking private payment placement must contact Mr. Jerry Dougherty, Director, or Dr. Robert White, Assistant Director at 732-747-8746 to arrange an interview.