To provide an educational and therapeutic environment that inspires and empowers students to leverage their assets so they can develop and realize their life goals.

Many of the students seeking a new alternative will have struggled for years with academic, social, and emotional challenges, giving them a sense of hopelessness in school...

We give them the opportunity to shift that paradigm.

Paradigm Therapeutic Day School was established in response to a need within the education community that has in recent years seen an alarming rise in students with significant mental health and behavioral health issues.

As an approved New Jersey private school for students with emotional disabilities, ages 12-21, and with its synergistic linkages to Care Plus NJ, a regional provider of mental health services, Paradigm is able to provide a level of mental health services to its students not typically seen in schools.

Through our unique, transdisciplinary “student centered model” (which we call “EduCare”), students are given the tools they need to succeed. This model integrates the most current research and best practices of special education, positive behavior support, and cognitive behavioral therapy into a seamless continuum of services.

With strong community connections and years of experience in integrating the many dimensions of wellness, Paradigm is equipped to meet the needs of students and their families.


Paradigm, shall adhere to its non-discrimination policy as to both   students and its employees, which states:

As to Students

Paradigm admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and other school administered programs.

As to Employees

Paradigm is an equal opportunity employer. Paradigm will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

323 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ 07432