At the heart of Collier Middle School's program is a belief in the inherent worth of the individual and a belief in the capacity for personal change. Through quality education and therapeutic support,students come to experience themselves as caring, talented, and high-achieving individuals.
Nature of the Program
Collier is a state-approved, private, non-profit school for students with disabilities whose needs cannot be met within the public school.
Collier provides an environment where children thrive due to high staff-to-student ratio, a vibrant academic program, and the support of a fully-staffed social services department.
Students with any of the following symptoms may benefit from the program:
◊ poor socialization skills/isolation
◊ oppositional/defiant behavior
◊ discouragement/low motivation
◊ school refusal
◊ mood, attention, or adjustment difficulties
Statement of Purpose
Situated on a 260-acre campus, Collier Middle School welcomes students looking for a place that will delight in their uniqueness and support their desire to make a fresh start.
Collier is a place where:
◊ every youngster is known and valued
◊ every youngster feels a part of things
◊ every youngster can make a difference
At Collier, youngsters flourish by:
◊ succeeding in academics
◊ developing friendships
◊ participating in sports & clubs
◊ working with the less fortunate in nursing homes, food pantries, and special schools
◊ showcasing their talents in musical, drama, and fashion shows
◊ forming meaningful relationships with teachers, administrators, and other staff