Admissions Process

Washington Academy considers all qualified applicants between the ages of three and 21 regardless of race, gender or religion. 

In order to enroll in Washington Academy, each potential student must have an IEP meeting with the Child Study Team and agree that an out-of-district placement is appropriate.

The Process:

1) Contact us to discuss behavioral challenges and academic requirements.

2) Send IEP to: 

Attn: Mr. David Schwartz, M. A. (CSA, SBA)

25 North 7th Street

Belleville, NJ 07109

3) Schedule an intake interview to tour the campus and program.

4) Send A45 (Immunization Records to Washington Academy)

5) 1st Grade-8th Grade: Send Last Report Card Available

High School Students: Send A Graduation Credit Report (District Approved Transcript of all Courses Taken and Credits Granted)

Washington Academy also requests that previous assessments be submitted along with any pertinent medical information, current academic levels, a social history as well as any available educational evaluations.

Students can be referred to Washington Academy by the local school district at any time during the school year or summer when an out-of-district placement is needed.   

An intake interview with the parent(s), student, case manager and Washington Academy staff will be scheduled as soon as possible.  It is recommended that the interview take place on the school campus to offer a hands-on experience with our program.

Students are classified as educationally disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and N.J.A.C. 6A:14 with one or more disabling conditions. Our students are unable to successfully remain in their local school districts due to the need for a program which addresses their unique academic, behavioral and emotional needs.   Placement in Washington Academy provides small group and class instruction, specialized materials and equipment, counseling, and structured intervention.