Special Needs School in New Jersey | Harbor School Eatontown, NJ

Welcome to Harbor School

Since 1969, we have provided educational, vocational, and support services for students with special needs in Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean, and Mercer counties. We are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing educational environment for special needs students ages 5-12 with various challenges. Our programs provide support in social skills, life skills, transition, and a range of therapy services (OT, PT, ST Counseling, and BCBA). In addition, we use a variety of technology tools to better serve our students' success.

The mission of Harbor School in Eatontown, New Jersey is to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment dedicated to the vision that individuals with disabling conditions are entitled to a full and meaningful life. The school seeks to empower each student with skills for life, work and recreation, believing that every individual possesses the dignity and potential to contribute to a better world.

See what Harbor School is all about-Video Tour!

Our video production is complete, so take a few minutes to watch all the academic and support services we offer here at Harbor School in Eatontown, NJ. Hear from our staff regarding academics, support services (speech, OT, PT), behavioral health, physical education, art, and music.
A special thanks to GV CERV Communications for their development, filming, and planning of this video tour production.

Harbor School is now hiring Substitute Paraprofessionals and Teachers!
The pay is excellent. Please email your resume to brandona@harborschool.com

Harbor School Program Highlight

Strategies to Alleviate Stress for Students with Special Needs

At Harbor School in Eatontown, New Jersey, where we believe in creating a supportive and nurturing environment for every student. In recognition of the unique challenges faced by students with special needs, we dedicate this post to sharing effective strategies that can help reduce stress and promote a sense of well-being. Understanding Stress in Special Needs Education Stress is a common experience for all students, but those with

Strategies to Alleviate Stress for Students with Special Needs

For Child Study Team Members

At Harbor School, we understand the complexities and challenges when finding the best fit for your student that satisfies both the child’s needs and IEP goals, but also the support a parent needs to be part of our family with the goal of ensuring growth and achievements for your challenging student.

Click below to download a quick fact sheet that can help you familiarize yourself with our diverse and comprehensive programs.

academic programs at the Harbor School


Our academic program covers multiple subjects such as math, language arts, social studies and science, just to name a few.

life skill training

Life Skills

A wide range of programs for everyday living including but not limited to: cooking, activities of daily life and pre-vocational skills.

support services at Harbor School

Support Services

The Harbor School features Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Art, Music, Counseling and many more.

learning technology skills


A variety of technology used in different styles as a teaching tool through white boards with Mimio Systems, iPads and various others.

Harbor School Celebrates 50 years!

Watch our short documentary describing the beginnings of how Harbor School came to be.

On Friday, August 9th Harbor School of Eatontown, New Jersey celebrated their 50th anniversary with the premiere of “A Story About a Harbor” produced by GV CERV Communications.

A packed audience of parents, students, special education professionals from various districts, and community leaders got together to pay honor to the dedication of the staff and support professionals who have made Harbor School what it is since 1969.

Read the full article here.

holiday express show 2019

Thank you, Holiday Express for years of pure joy!

The Holiday Express band has been making our holiday season a spectacular day of music, song, and dance for our students and staff for years!

For years Holiday Express has been visiting Harbor School of Eatontown New Jersey during the holiday season. This special day has been one of the most anticipated highlights for our students and staff, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts.

amy brandon principal Harbor School

The Harbor School community reveals a dynamic program that continually supports and challenges each student, staff and family member to develop and enhance their skills and talents in support of one another and all those who may be in need. The Harbor School is truly a safe haven which embraces all those who enter in a spirit of mutual respect, collaboration and advocacy toward hope and possibility for a lifetime.
– Amy Brandon, Principal at Harbor School, Eatontown, NJ

Harbor School Awarded by NASET
We are honored to have been awarded the Professional Designation of School Excellence for the school year 2021/2022 by the National Association of Special Education Teachers.
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