Education

Education Services

At Legacy, we recognize that education is an important component to every child’s overall well-being. We operate a certified special education school located in Mount Holly, a school-based support program for Pemberton Township High School students and a Burlington County tutoring program for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Mary A. Dobbins School

Our state-approved Mary A. Dobbins special education school offers a strong academic program with a highly therapeutic environment for boys and girls, ages 8-21. Students come from our residential treatment programs or are day students referred from local school districts. The school’s Learning Center Model curriculum guarantees small class sizes and individualized instruction for all students. All of our teachers are Special Education-certified and each classroom includes two teacher’s aides. Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are established for each student and a strong emphasis is placed on their social, emotional and educational development.

In addition to standard course instruction, students are afforded opportunities such as consumer education, computer-assisted instruction, vocational programs and a reading tutorial program for those experiencing difficulties in this area. A learning disabilities teaching consultant is also available to meet the needs of all IEPs. Additionally, we provide a full-time guidance counselor, school social worker and a full-time nurse to attend to the students’ medical needs.

We are committed to the optimal development of every student; and believe in creating positive, safe and health-promoting learning environments at every level, in every setting, throughout the school year. For more information about how we do this, please view our Wellness Policy and Assessment below.

Also, click below for information on summer meals for kids and teens being served in your community!

Summer meals program (English)                      Comidas de verano (Espanol)

Mary A. Dobbins School Wellness Policy

Mary A. Dobbins School Wellness Policy Assessment

Mary A. Dobbins School Non-Discrimination Statement

School Based Youth Services Program

Located inside Pemberton Township High School, the School-Based Youth Services Program provides an array of free services to help students navigate their time in high school while simultaneously gaining skills that help lead to graduation and employment or continuing education.

School Based Youth Services are accessible on site, free of charge, and are available to all Pemberton Township High School students and their families.

Core services include counseling; violence/pregnancy/drug and alcohol prevention programs; access to health services, employment skills development, learning support services and family supports.

For more information, please call (609) 893-8141, extension 2921.

The Learning Academy Tutoring Program

The Learning Academy is a free tutoring service open to Burlington County children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Bachelor level teachers offer tutoring in all subjects during the school year and work to increase academic skills, develop confidence and improve attitudes toward school and learning.

Each student who attends The Learning Academy works with his or her tutor to develop an individualized plan that addresses the areas of academic difficulty and sets specific academic goals. Due to the high demand for services, priority is given to those families demonstrating financial need.

Tutoring sessions must be scheduled in advance. For more information about the program, please call the number for the location closest to you.

Browns Mills Library
16 Broadway
Browns Mills, NJ
609-845-4421

The Family Success Center of Burlington County
45 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ
609-267-4001

The Kennedy Center
429 JFK Way
Willingboro, NJ
609-845-4420

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