How does the Holmstead placement process work?
- Student is classified by district Child Study Team (CST)
- District and parents release reports to Holmstead
- Director and clinical staff review referral
- If appropriate, an interview is arranged for parent(s)/guardian, student, and Child Study Team (CST) Case Manager.
How many students attend Holmstead?
Average of 70: Population is evenly divided between boys & girls from 52 towns in 5 counties.
Ages 13-18 years, grades 8-12.
What type of program is offered?
Therapeutic, college prep
What classifications are considered?
- Emotional Disturbance (ED)
- Other Health Impaired (OHI)
- Multiply Handicapped (MD)
- Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
Who provides transportation?
Sending school districts
May students be placed privately?
Is there an after school sports program?
No. Students may participate in sports/clubs at the sending school district.
Is there a sports program during the day?
Yes, during recreational arts.
Are there field trips?
Yes, Broadway plays, museums, historical sites, cultural, art and sporting events.
Does Holmstead have a school nurse?
Are there counseling services?
Yes, clinical staff provides individual and group counseling to students. Parent Support Group.
Do you issue diplomas?
No. Upon graduation, students receive a Holmstead certificate of completion. Diplomas are then issued by the sending district high school.
How many graduates go on to college?
More than 80%
Is there an Extended School Year Program?
No, there is no summer program.
Who attends interview?
Student, parent(s)/guardian, and CST (Case Manager)
College Acceptances by Holmstead Graduates:
New Jersey Colleges
- College of NJ
- College of St. Elizabeth
- Drew University
- Felician College
- Kean College
- Montclair University
- Ramapo College
- Rutgers University
- Seton Hall University
- Stockton College
- William Paterson University
- Adelphi University, NY
- Antioch College, OH
- Boston University, MA
- Carleton College, MN
- Columbia University, NY
- C.W. Post University, NY
- Elon University, NC
- Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), NY
- Five Towns College, NY
- Greensboro College, NC
- Harvard University, MA
- Ithaca College, NY
- Johns Hopkins University, MD
- Johnson & Wales University, RI
- Kutztown University, PA
- Marist College, NY
- Muhlenberg College, PA
- Nazareth College, NY
- New England College, MA
- Nyack College, NY
- Pace University, NY
- St. John’s University, NY
- St. Thomas Aquinas, NY
- Stanford University, CA
- State University of NY (SUNY) Albany, Binghamton & New Paltz campuses
- Wagner College, NY