East Mountain School-Middle and High School
Compassionate Care Through Support and EducationEstablished in 1981, The East Mountain School (EMS) is a private, non-profit, special education school operated by Carrier Clinic, and approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education. East Mountain School offers programing for 7th through 12th-grade, special education students. Our program is designed to provide quality special education and intensive therapeutic services for adolescents challenged by behavioral or psychiatric disorders.
Why Choose East Mountain School?At East Mountain School, our mission is to provide a safe, challenging and supporting educational community that is responsive to the individual needs of our students. Our students benefit from a therapeutic, structured environment which incorporates the academic, behavioral, and counseling components all geared to increase the academic skills and coping strategies of the students.
New School Year Information for Families
- The Road Forward Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year
- School-year calendar
- Welcome Letter to Parents
- Department of Education Information
- Daily Schedule for Students
- Letter to Families
- Asbestos Management Letter
- Hazing Harassment Intimidation Bullying Policy
- Integrated Pest Management Notice
- Integrated Pest Management Policy
- Lead Testing Document
- Lunch Application Packet (English)
- Lunch Application Packet (Spanish)
- Outstanding Balances for Food Service Policy
School AccreditationDepartment of Education East Mountain School is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education National Association
Member of the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children (a national association of agencies that conduct research on special education issues)
Member of the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH), an organization that acts as a liaison with educational and state governmental agencies and private schools for handicapped children
Member of the Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey
Ensuring safe drinking water for our students
The health and safety of all students and staff are the top priority for East Mountain School at Carrier Clinic. With national events bringing increased attention to the issue of water quality, and in compliance with Department of Education regulations, we tested all of our school’s drinking water and food preparation outlets for lead. Sample collection, including identifying water outlets to be tested, carefully followed the guidance given by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. We received the results of those tests on May 23, 2017.
We are pleased to report that none of the collected samples tested above the lead action level established by the US Environmental Protection Agency for lead in drinking water (15 pg/l [ppb]). View the full test results and school Principal Dr. Stacey Paulis’ letter to parents and staff for a detailing of the lead testing initiative below.View the Test Results
East Mountain School students learn in a co-educational environment which addresses any behavioral or academic challenges.
Policies and Procedures
It is the policy of East Mountain School at Carrier Clinic to help reinforce and maintain a safe and orderly environment; to prevent acts of harassment, intimidation, and bullying among students; and to establish reporting procedures and consequences for violations of our policies.