Mission Statement

The mission of the Matheny School is to provide an integrated educational and therapeutic experience for students with a diverse range of abilities and disabilities. We aim to be the premier learning institution, giving students opportunities to reach their highest level of academic achievement, obtain maximum independence, and transition into post-secondary functional and community-based programs.


We are thrilled that you are interested in the Matheny School! Families and Child Study Teams are welcome to email the admissions team at schooladmissions@matheny.org for program information or to schedule a tour. You may also call Dr. Bonnie Wilkenfeld, School Social Worker, at 908-234-0011 ext. 1264.

To learn more about our students, admissions process, and collaboration with families and districts, please see our FAQ page here. To send a message directly to our Admissions Department, fill out the form here.

Why The Matheny School?

For over 60 years, Matheny has been helping students achieve their greatest level of learning and independence through our collaborative approach, integrating traditional academics with therapeutic intervention and pre-vocational skills development.

Our caring staff includes special education teachers and aides, licensed therapists in the areas of speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, as well as nurses, social workers, and psychologists. The entire team works closely with our students’ families and local school districts to design a service plan that is uniquely tailored to each student’s specific needs. Small and supportive classes, individual attention, adaptive techniques, instructional and assistive technology, and a wide variety of extracurricular activity options further enhance the educational experience for all students.

The Matheny School is licensed by the State of New Jersey Department of Education (DoE) and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The academic curriculum at Matheny School meets the New Jersey DoE Common Core State Standards and Core Curriculum Content Standards.

School Programs

Pre-school: Ages 3-5

Elementary: Ages 5-14

High School: Ages 14-21

Extended School Year (ESY): This option is available during July and August.

What's Happening

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