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“I was very impressed and satisfied with their positive interests toward the student. Looking forward to having my Son socialize with Children his own age. I feel this is going to be a positive and have a great new experience for my son.”
Jennifer Mergogey
March, 2017

“We very Happy with the Program the Education Academy. Thank you for helping us.”
Abel Mejia Vasquez
April, 2016

“Everyone was very friendly and I think that it is a wonderful thing for these two people and staff to care and want to help these children (our children) giving them the chance they need. Thank you.”
Mrs. April Sacco
April, 2016

“I was very impressed with the program and staff at The Education Academy. The facility is warm and inviting and the teachers and principal seem very dedicated and willing to do everything possible to make their kids succeed.”
Jeanne Larkins
April, 2016

“Love the staff at the school. From what I saw, the staff look like they love their work. So as a parent I am happy that my child is part of this school.”
Keith Branch
May, 2015

“My son has been in Ms Holly’s class for one month now We could not be more pleased with the results we have seen in our son. Ms Holly restored my son’s self esteem. We have not seen him so happy to go to school. He loves school now, and he is excited when he gets home to tell us about his day. He is so proud of his accomplishments, and we could not be more proud of him. Ms Holly does a great job keeping us updated on our son’s day and lets us know the skills she will be working on with him. Ms Holly is a very skilled and dedicated teacher who understands and cares about children with special needs. Thank you Educational academy for being such a positive influence on my son! ”
Parent
March, 2015

“We enjoyed our visit at the School. Everyone was very nice and welcoming. We look forward to having a great relationship with the School and the family.”
Jessica Parrigin
March, 2015

“The staff was very compassionate and understanding. The teacher was very knowledgeable and caring. The atmosphere was very calming. My son was allowed to participate in the classroom. He loved the teacher and the facility and was excited to attend.”
Parent
February, 2015

“We were so impressed with the entire school, program and staff, and are sure this will be a great fit for Dalton and his needs. (and the mugs were a nice touch! Thanks!)”
Nadia Hutchins
November, 2014

“Very polite staff and very efficient. Thank you for having us!!”
James Dobias
November, 2014

“We are very excited for our son to be able to attend your school. Just from the visit with Mr. Lewis, we knew this was the right choice for our child – from the classrooms (appearance) to the program you guys run. Thanks.”
Vernon Douglas – Parent
September, 2013

“Both my son and I were very, very pleased with the school’s overall appearance and the kid’s abilities to stay on task. Dylan was truly excited to start here and, as a mother, this was truly gratifying for me!”
Jennifer Broussard
March, 2012

“I was totally impressed by my experience at The Education Academy. Mr. Lewis is awesome. I would like to hear more about the positive behavior plans set up in individual classes.”
Diane Jarvis
December, 2011

“Touring The Education Academy with my husband and son was a wonderful experience. Your school provides an incredible environment for children to learn and our son is so excited about starting at The Education Academy. We are looking forward to a wonderful partnership!”
Christine Burr
December, 2011

“Thank you very much! I was very impressed and very relieved that I finally (hopefully) found a school placement for my son who has been out of school for more than 6 months. Thanks for your care and concern for every child and for making a world of a difference for each and every child. I can’t say enough of your place.”
C. Davis
March, 2011

“After I visited The Education Academy I could see why so many students are successful after they leave. The staff is very dedicated and caring.”
Lauren Stotz
March, 2011

“After visiting The Education Academy I could see why the students and staff are in love with it. The services and level of education provided are as unique as each student. The Education Academy is a wonderful school to help students soar.”
Rachel Patla
March, 2011

“Absolutely fantastic! My son loves school now — what a trememdous difference in his self-esteem! Best decision I ever made!”
Jeanne Charland
September, 2010

“The staff at Education Academy is the best. Each child’s individual needs are met. But most of all it’s done with love and what’s best for the child. They have done so much for my son.”
Sheila Tschebotarew
July, 2010

“The school was amazing and the staff was great. I enjoyed the tour and my son is excited to be enrolled. Thank you.”
Bambi Corson
March, 2010

“This school seems wonderful!! I can’t wait for my daughter to start attending. I wish every child could receive an education like this.”
Denyce Geloso
March, 2010

“I appreciate that your goal is to bring children to their full potential and return them to their original schools when the child has reached that goal.”
Anonymous
January, 2010

“I enjoyed our visit and was very impressed by what we observed. TEA looks like a wonderful place for my child to be.”
Patricia Paez
November 2009

“I am very pleased with the staff at The Education Academy. They went out of their way to answer my questions and accommodate me while touring their facility. I will be selecting this school for one of my children and hope that his needs are met. I believe they will be, which is why I selected this school.”
No name given
October 2009

“All the staff at The Education Academy are very friendly. The school has a warm, home-like atmosphere. Positive influence is exactly what children need and I couldn’t think of a better school to get it than The Education Academy school.”
Christine Sgro
September 2009

“I am so thankful to the caring staff at The Education Academy for being so patient and understanding with my son. His success at this school amazes not only myself, but him as well! It is the first time I have had peace of mind while he is not in my care. Thank you!”
Denise Price
September 2009

“I was very impressed with both the staff and faculty. Ms. Booth was amazing and able to handle my son through a meltdown. I knew we were in the right place for our son.”
Margaret White
September 2009

“We are very happy with The Education Academy. Their care and understanding and allowing our child to develop into his own person are second to none.”
Lawrence J. Greenberg
September 2009

“The facility is very nice and clean. The faculty and staff are very friendly. Ever since my child has been attending the school I can see the difference in his behavior. I would like to thank everyone at Education Academy for believing in my son and helping him with his issues and hope he can carry this with him forever.”
No name given
September 2009

“My husband and I were both very pleased with the experience. The building is great. Ms. Booth, whom we had the pleasure of meeting, was extremely helpful and showed how much she cared about the students. I would recommend others.”
Margaret White
May 2009

“We enjoyed our visit. The interaction with our child was most appreciated. The priority of choice is an excellent idea. That made our decision an easy one.”
Jeanette Greenberg
March 2009

“When my grandson started going to The Education Academy he had a problem with controlling his behavior. When he got mad, they worked with him, were patient with him, taught him how to control and walk away. Sometimes it’s not worth getting in trouble about. It’s easier to walk away. Now he’s in high school in Lakewood. In 4 months he is in regular classes thanks to everybody at The Education Academy.”
Bobby Lewis, Grandmother
March 2009

“My son Brian has done a 180 since he’s been at Education Academy. He loves coming to school and looks forward to seeing his teachers and friends every day. This boy now is the real Brian.”
Catherine Lauterbach
February 2009

“Phenomenal program, facility and staff! Warm and friendly atmosphere. Clean facility. My son will thrive at this school! I know it! We can’t wait for Brian’s journey to begin! Awesome!”
Catherine Lauterbach
January 2009

“A nice small clean facility. My child should be able to adjust to this environment, hopefully he can use these educational resources and tools to further his education.”
Janie McDowell
November 2008

“I found the school to be a calm, structured environment. Mrs. Booth answered all of my questions with detailed information and made me feel as though my child isn’t the “only one” and that he can be helped.”
Denise Price
November 2008

“Words cannot express the gratitude I have for your school. I was concerned that a school designated for children with emotional and behavioral issues would be (if anything) a bad influence on my son. Much to my surprise I was delighted and relieved to see classrooms in excellent control by teachers who were engaged and dedicated to making my son’s educational experience a rewarding and positive one.”
Kathleen Horwedel
September 2008

“I am very pleased with my son’s progress over the past several years. He has matured very nicely with the awesome help of your caring staff and thoughtful counseling.”
Christine S.
September 2008

“The students were all active, engaged in high-interest hands-on activities. I was very impressed about the student’s pleasant mannerisms and interaction with the staff.”
Barbara Forsyth, Director of Special Services
May 2008

“The progress our son has made in just a few short weeks says a lot about the staff of The Education Academy and its facilities. We are excited that our son has a safe, warm, structured, environment with which to learn.”
Donna Iovine
April 2008

“There are numerous activities and/or resources available in order to help motivate a student to learn.”
Parent
February 2008

It is with extreme pleasure that I take this time to thank you so very much for accepting James into your program. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and all the information Ms. Booth presented. Your school is unique in many ways. Here is a highlight of my impressions:
“The Education Academy is a very special, unique school that is enriched with a dedicated staff as well as many multi-sensory materials and technology. It is a very therapeutic environment, which is highly structured, supportive, and safe. The school is bright, cheerful and well organized. It presents as a very nurturing and caring environment. The behavioral intervention program is filled with an array of incentives that spark student’s interest. What impressed me the most is the rapport that is established with the children. Ms. Booth during the visit was highly engaging with my student and made every effort to actively include him when talking about the program. This is a plus and it was very apparent that this same kind of rapport continues each and every day. It is a school that promotes a positive learning experience where the children can achieve not only academic success but can grow socially and emotionally. It brings hope to parents and encourages transition back to the public school setting.”
Gina Perrine
Case Manager
Middletown Township Public Schools
February 2008

“Wonderful tour and info. Warm, receptive, and fun. ”
Michelle Stern
February 2008

“It was wonderful visiting your school today. The facilities are beautiful and immaculate. Mr. Evans & Ms. Booth were so kind, patient, and caring. They showed interest in the students and were very eager to help and please us. I enjoyed my visit to your school. ”
Yachi Twerski
February 2008

“The Education Academy is one of the cleanest, most organized schools we send our students to. The hallways are immaculate and everyone greets you with a smile. You can’t imagine a nicer setting for education.”
Sabrina Menache
January 2008

“Thank you for the orientation. Your learning environment is beautiful and appears to provide exceptional services to meet the special needs of students. I appreciate your programs benefit towards improving the lives of so many emotionally and behaviorally challenged children.”
Edna Walsh, MSW, LCSW
November 2007

“I would like to say thanks so much for the great things that The Education Academy has done for my child Mark Stackhouse Jr. Since he’s been going to this school my child has done a 360 in everything. Thanks to Education Academy for bringing out the best in my child Mark Stackhouse Jr. with giving him all the help he needed for the years he’s been there. This school is the best school my son has been to since he started. I would love if all my children could be at Education Academy.”
Charlotte Barnes
September 2007

“I was very pleased with the school. I feel it was a comfortable place to send a child. Everyone was very nice to me and Cory. The last year Cory came a long way and I’m very pleased with all the help Cory got.”
Janet R Gudzinas
September 2007

“My son has come such a long way since he began at The Education Academy. We are so grateful to the staff for all of their hard work and dedication. Thank you for never giving up on him.”
Anonymous
September 2007

“I’ve been to the school on many occasions, I find the school to be very clean. Quiet, very well managed and a very strong education for all the children. Very caring staff.”
Tammy Erickson
September 2007

“My thoughts on The Education Academy were that I thought it would not work for my child, but with the expertise of the staff, it worked out well for my child. I could not have picked a better program for my child.”
Leona
September 2007

“Excellent!”
Spiros Karas
September 2007

“I think this is one of the best and most thoughtful and helpful teachers Justice has had since he started school. The program is the best and Justice’s behavior has improved a lot.”
Bobby Lewis
September 2007

“I am very pleased with my son’s ability to communicate on a lot of academic information he retains. He has learned a lot of compassion by dealing with peers. He is turning into a very helpful little boy. Keep up the great work.”
Christine
September 2007

“I feel very lucky to have my son in such a caring school. The staff is amazing, and they really care about children. Children are treated as individuals not numbers.”
Anne Vallaster
September 2007

“I had a very pleasant intake at the school. I think the school is very well operated and it will give Justice very good surroundings and a good learning experience on getting along better with others and learning how to control situations.”
Bobby Lewis
May 2007

“As a school social work intern, I was very impressed with this school environment. I enjoyed sitting in on all the meetings. Ms. Booth was very kind and gave me a tour of the school. Thank you!”
Lauren Goetting
May 2007

“Staff is always so professional, courteous, empathetic to students, knowledgeable about teaching methods, receptive to all suggestions. ‘I love Annual Review time at Education Academy’.”
Marcie Bradley
April 2007

“The Education Academy has all the necessary components of a school that addresses the needs of behaviorally disabled students. The facility is remarkably attractive, organized and exudes an atmosphere of calm and educational purpose.”
Jack Woods
March 2007

“It was clear from my visit that there is a genuine love of children. The school was warm and loving. The staff was clearly dedicated and passionate.”
Karen Filkin
March 2007

“It was a pleasure once again to visit your school. The education academy is truly a loving, nurturing environment, that I wish every child could experience. Then maybe school would not be such a negative experience for them. Your staff is like a second family and I can see that they honor the best interests of the children. Thanks again for being there for my children and caring so much.”
Liz Nunn-Anastasia
March 2007

“Dear Mr. Lewis,

I have attended several I.E.P. meetings over the years and months but I have never been to one like this one that expressed such an honest and true compassion for my child. What a great staff you have, and a great school. God bless all. Please continue the great work.” James Tschebotarew
Parents
March 2007

“I thought that this school was very warm. This was my first visit and I think this will be a wonderful place for my child to start fresh.”
Natasha Laurino
Parent
February 2007

“This is a wonderful facility. It helps with the development of the individual, socially, emotionally and academically.”
Laurena Staub
School Psychologist
February 2007

“Well structured, caring individuals, a clear vision for the success of each student.”
Gregory Cole, LDTC
February 2007

“I thought that this school was very warm. This was my first visit, and I think this will be a wonderful place for my child to start fresh.”
Natasha Laurino
February 2007

“Well structured, caring individuals, a clear vision for the success of each student.”
Gregory D. Cole, LDTC
February 2007

“I feel like this is one of the best schools I’ve seen. It gives kids all the tools to be a man or a woman when they grow up. Keep up the great work!”
Tammy Erickson
Parent
September 2006

“Your school is warm and inviting. I can tell that the kids are very happy to be here. It was a wonderful visit and I hope to be back. Thank you”
Kari Morano
Parent September 2006

“I visited the school over the summer and have been bragging abou the place ever since. I just wish I had found out about it sooner.”
Parent
September 2006

“This is a wonderful atmosphere to learn. I was very impressed on my first visit. It was hard to believe that it was a school. Many more years to come!”
Tonya NcCullers
Parent
September 2006

“I had a very pleasant intake at the school. I think the school is very well operated and it will give my child very good surroundings and a good learning experience on getting along better with others and learning how to control situations.”
Bobby Lewis
Parent
September 2006

“The Education Academy is a wonderful place for a child who has exceptional behavior. The program is great and my child loves it and she has no problem with the way they are guiding and directing her.”
Parent
September 2006

“My son has learned more in the last 9 months in your school, than he has in the past 3 years. He is starting to do well behaviorally, so I hope he eventually has it mastered.”
Christine Sgro
Parent
September 2006

“We could not be happier with your staff and what a wonderful job they are doing with John. He’s come along way! Although we are glad John ‘moved up,’ he will miss Miss. Holly greatly. Miss Holly’s class was like a second family to us all. Thank you again for a wonderful foundation to a young man.”
Liz Nunn-Anastasia
Parent
September 2006

“The impression that I had leaving the school after my son and I interviewed with Mrs. Booth just brought tears to my eyes. I felt like my son would finally be in a loving and caring school where he could rebuild his self confidence and would gain the important tools that he needs to learn. He loves to go to school now.”
Anne V.
Parent
September 2006

“In April 2006, my son Brandon and I took a tour of your wonderful school. It was then that the Brick social worker and I decided this school was the greatest. I am very pleased overall with the program and the facility. My son Brandon will be very happy and successful there.”
Elizabeth Sorensen
Parent
September 2006

“You are the best school my children, past and present, have attended. Mr. Evans has gone above and beyond in every situation to keep the lines of communication open. Many thanks to Mrs. B for her help and having an open heart. Also, Mr. Lewis, who knows what he is and will always do for children of different needs. I would also like to thank Mrs. Ragazzo who was heaven-sent. Many many thanks.” Mrs. Patriaco
Parent
September 2006

“I am pleased to know there is a place like the Education Academy out there that we’re able to turn to when other things aren’t working. I’m excited to see the turnout and to see my son challenged appropriately. I wish we knew about it a long time ago.” Amiko Borbotko
Parent
June 2006

“We had our tour of the building and Lynn Booth explained the program and was able to answer all of my questions concerning the program. I was very happy with the results. I felt that the facility was very friendly. I feel the program is very structured and meets my child’s needs. There is no doubt in my mind that my child will succeed in this program. The building was very clean, which makes a healthy environment.” Mary Marques
Parents
March 2006

“Dear Mr. Lewis and Ms. Booth,
Thank you so much for allowing us to come visit your school. It was a pleasure and also a reassurance that there is hope for our son. My husband and I both left with a great feeling and were impressed by what you had to offer the children in your school. We also felt a presence of true empathy and caring from you both. We hope that we can expedite the school system in our district to get things going for our son, so he can start his journey to better days at your school. We would also like to talk to any of the parents who would be willing to share their opinion of your school with us. I honestly left your school feeling like there was a light at the end of the tunnel and it put hope back into my heart. We look forward to seeing you again and hope we can be a success story for your school.”
Gina and Bill Walker
Parents
February 2006

“Extraordinary. Tailor made for elementary students with behavioral difficulties.”
T. Odom
February 2006

“I thought the school had a lot to offer all types of children. I thought the staff was wonderful and polite. I feel any child placed in this school should be very successful.”
Tammy Erickson
February 2006

“A very impressive school. The staff was very caring and answered all questions. I left there feeling that there is hope for my son. All the students seemed academically involved in what they were doing.”
Regina M. Walker
Parent
February 2006

“I was very impressed with the order and cleanliness of the school. I also appreciated all of the information that was given with such a willing spirit.”
Joanne Sheptock
February 2006

“All Schools should be modeling your school. Outstanding! Outstanding! Outstanding! As I stated while there, the tone was exceptional (very relaxed, conducive to learning and all the children seemed to know what was expected from them). I really hope Danny gets to attend.”
Larissa Dixon
Parent
January 2006

“Thank you for today’s visit – most noteworthy of your facility is your attention and dedication to meeting the individual needs of your students. you provide a highly academic facility that incorporates each student’s style of learning. Education is not just about books – it also teaches a student coping skills and how to control emotions that will benefit them in life. Your program is successful because you go that extra distance to make all aspects of education count! Well done!”
Dale M. Doria
School Psychologist
Lacey Township
December 2005

“I would like to thank Ms. Booth for taking the time to give Cindy and I a tour of the school and for explaining its program. I now have a better understanding why James is doing better in school. As I’ve repeatedly mentioned to Ms. Booth, I’m impressed with your program. I just recommended your school to a parent with a special needs child who is looking for a good school.”
Clarita Obleada, M.D.
Parent
December 2005

“I am very exited about my son being a student at your school. Everyone has been very helpful and knowledgable. I can’t tell you how excited he is!”
Audrey L. McCune
Parent
December 2005

“The Education Academy has a wonderful staff. Everyone is kind and truly cares about the well-being and improvement of their students. I am very impressed with the feeling of community and support this school has to offer, as well as its cleanliness and comforting atmosphere.”
Erin Cheripka
December 2005

“I found this school very warm with dedicated and qualified teachers, making it the right choice for my son at this time. I feel confident he’ll have a positive experience.”
Mrs. Lazzarin
Parent
November 2005

“The ratio of teachers to students is impressive. The facility appears to support student success both behaviorally and academically.”
Kim Jelliff, Case Manager
Asbury Park School District
October 2005

“I am very delighted that my son has had the priviledge to be enrolled into your school. The staff is extremely educated, professional, and pleasant. The school’s appearance is very clean and well put together.”
Christine Sgro
Parent
September 2005

“I was impressed by the learning that was taking place in each and every classroom. The staff was pleasant and caring toward the needs of their students. Thank you.”
Kathleen Delligner LDT-C
Pinelands Regional School District
September 2005

“It was amazing to see the students all working hard and looking eager to learn. Often these types of students are unmotivated and have been discourged by years of failure.”
Sharon Skurat, LCSW
Pinelands Regional School District
September 2005

“I am very impressed with the calming environment I saw. This is a school like none I’ve ever seen. I am excited to start this journey with my son in this wonderful school.”
Katherine Russo
Parent
September 2005

“Thank you so much for letting us see your school. It is the most amazing school I’ve ever seen. I hope my son is accepted. I will recommend people to your school. Thank you so much.”
R. S. Robles
Parent
May 2005

“The School is very clean and has a peaceful atmosphere. The staff is very nice and great with the students. I really enjoyed my visit here.”
Jamie Placido
Georgian Court Student
February 2005

“Thank you for such a ‘step-by-step’ tour of your school. My son has visited four other schools and yours is the first that made him comfortable enough to want to stay and interact during our visit. While at the other schools, he’d be running out of the nearest exit! Nice environment, extremely clean, and furthermore a safe building. I look forward to my son attending your school, but most of all… so does he!”
Teresa A. VanNote
Parent
February 2005

“I had a very interesting visit. You have a nice relaxed atmosphere for learning. Thanks for all the time and information you gave me.”
Maureen Turczmanovicz
Student
February 2005

“I was extremely impressed with the level of compliance your children displayed. As I toured your facility, the children were on task and behaviorally appropriate. Your program is inspirational and I would recommend it to others.”
Holly Deschenes
Case Manager
Plumsted
February 2005

“In visiting your school, I was so impressed with the warm environment that was given to the children. I felt welcome as soon as I walked in the door. This is a school that I would love to teach at in the future.”
Kathleen C.
Georgian Court College Student
February 2005

“An outstanding facility! An excellent staff – every student was engaged. A wonderful learning environment.”
Dave Weiss
Director of Student Services
Lacey Township School District

“Great for living & learning! Enjoy! Every need nicely addressed!”
Shawn L. Simon
Social Worker
Lacey Township School District

“The building is beautiful, has a good layout, and each room spacious enough for the activities there. The atmosphere is so quiet, calm, and relaxing.”
Karina M. Mari
Family Support Partner

“Very impressed with school and faculty. Will look into Tyler attending.”
Marie Lemongello
Parent

“The facility is just great and I admire the program provided here. My only suggestion is to keep up the good work.”
Kathleen Hughes
Social Worker
Lakehurst Borough School District

“The facility is beautiful. More than that, the staff and administration’s dedication to the kids means so much more than any structure. Thank you for the wonderful work you do.”
Karen L. Canarelli
Social Worker
Toms River School District

“Congratulations! Your physical plant compliments the exceptional education that you have provided for our children.”
Clifford Barneman
School Psychologist
Lakehurst School District

“On January 30, 2005, our principal Mr. Lewis was in the Asbury Park Press newspaper. He was elected a HomeTown Hero in Lacey. The article I read was about Mr. Lewis and the success of The Education Academy on Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor.

Before Mr. Lewis created The Education Academy, he was a teacher, principal, and a superintendent in public elementary schools in New Jersey for 32 years. Now as a second career, Mr. Lewis runs The Education Academy, a school for K to 8 students.

When The Education Academy first opened in July 8, 1992, it only had 5 students. Now the school has 54 students. The Education Academy is a very successful school, being run by a very successful man, my principal, Mr. Lewis.”

Cheyenna D’Auria
Student
February, 2005

“I love coming to The Education Academy now more then ever. The Education Academy is the best school I have ever been to. I love my friends and the teachers. I would never want to leave it. I also love every little detail about the new school building. It is so much bigger. I am very happy about making best friends at this school. Oops, I forgot to mention, I learn a lot too!”

D.B.
Student
October, 2003