St. Joseph's School for the Blind is a New Jersey Department of Education approved private school serving students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities (developmental, physical, medical), ages 3-21. SJSB’s goal is to promote each student’s ability to learn, work and live in the least restrictive environment possible.
Early Intervention Program
Starting at birth, our Early Intervention Program (EIP) provides instruction to infants and toddlers from birth to 3 years of age. Teams of special educators teach children and their families, in their own homes, how to compensate for visual deficiencies. We also provide on-campus programs for infants and toddlers, including Aqua Therapy and a weekly half-day Enrichment Program.
School for the Blind
St. Joseph’s School for the Blind began in 1891 as the Home for the Blind owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. For over 127 years individuals who are blind/visually impaired and now those with multiple disabilities have benefited from a learning environment conducive to each student living an independent and productive life.
The Adult Services program is a DDD- and Medicaid-approved day habilitation program for adults with special needs, dedicated to enriching lives through the acquisition and practice of necessary life skills.
Concordia Learning Center Pre-K
Our Early Childhood Program is open and free to all Jersey City 3-year-olds. The program provides a high- quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum designed to foster academic achievement.