At Kohler Academy

A Special Education School for Exceptional Students

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Kohler Academy is a New Jersey approved private nonprofit special education school for children with developmental disabilities. Our campus is conveniently located in Mountainside, NJ.

For over 50 years, Kohler Academy has excelled at providing a high quality education and excellent therapeutic services to exceptional students with very special needs in a safe and nurturing environment.  The Kohler Academy team, our students and their families make up our community of learners whose priority and focus is helping each student reach their full potential as they ultimately transition to life beyond high school.

Who We Serve

Children and Young Adults With Multiple Disabilities

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Working with local school districts and parents to develop an IEP-driven program that addresses each student’s specific needs, our intentionally small class sizes and collaborative model provide us with an environment where teachers and therapists have the opportunity to work with and cheer on your child every day. 

Every Kohler student is educated and supported to reach their full potential through an individualized education program that aims to meet their unique and diverse needs through the collaboration of academic instruction and therapeutic services. 

The Kohler Difference

At Kohler Academy, our campus reflects the close-knit, collaborative community that we are.  You’ll find teachers, therapists, and our administration working together closely to support a collaborative model where each student’s unique needs are the focus.  

Our school building is a safe and secure environment where classrooms, therapy spaces, life skills areas and our sensory room provide ample opportunities for not only student learning, but for our students to interact with the world around them.  


A young boy sits at his desk with a tablet and it smiling. An ABA Specialist is standing next to him also smiling.

Our collaborative team approach assures best practice in serving and educating our students.

  • Certified Lead Teachers and Teacher Assistants
  • Trained Paraprofessionals – instructional
    and behavioral aids
  • Nursing Suite
  • Treatment/Feeding Room
  • Technology Room
  • Gross Motor Room
  • Full-day preschool
  • Art and Music Therapy
  • Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis overseen by a BCBA
  • Social Work Services including family support groups, individual counseling, referrals to resources, and sibling groups

News & Updates


Jonathon's ParentsParents
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“We chose Kohler Academy because we liked how it was a small, more specialized school. We knew Jonathan would get the attention he needed here and wouldn’t be overwhelmed like he may be in a bigger school.”
Ms. MonicaElementary Teacher
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“The attention to detail of each student is huge. Our administration knows each and every single one of our students and knows about them and doesn’t just know them by name but knows them by face. It’s great to know that staff is so invested in our students.”
Mrs. Cheryl DonovanParent
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“Liam started at Kohler Academy in July. Looking at how far he has come in just these last few months is absolutely amazing. We love everyone on staff and it really does feel like you’re family. Liam is happy and thriving.”

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Discover our collaborative approach to certified curriculum and programs and our creative strategies that apply clinical expertise to the natural environment. 

Join us in our common goal of maximizing each student’s potential.