Special Education for Medically Fragile Children

Opening a Whole New World for Students with Complex Health Needs

Bancroft offers a pioneering program for children who are medically fragile. This program enables Bancroft to meet students where they are through innovative technologies and compassion.

Through this unique partnership, students ages 3 to 21 who are medically fragile and/or technology-dependent, have the opportunity to attend school in comfortable medically equipped and technology-enriched classrooms.

Voorhees Pediatric Facility

A unique collaboration between two leading organizations – Bancroft and Voorhees Pediatric Facility – The Bancroft School at Voorhees Pediatric Facility is the first New Jersey Department of Education-approved private school within a pediatric specialized-care facility. Founded in 1995, this pioneering program opens a whole new world to children who require continuous, skilled, high-level nursing care.

student in wheelchair with laptop surrounded by teachers and support staff

Bringing the Outside World to Kids Who Need it Most

For medically fragile children unable to participate in a traditional school day, the Bancroft team brings a unique learning environment to them. School faculty and staff utilize world-class teaching technology to help students engage with their world.

Visual Field Trips

Students go on adventures virtually to places like the Zoo, museums as well as community-based field trips. 

Unique Sensory Experiences

to engage students in their learning environment through our music education program and horticulture program.

Guest Presenters & Lecturers

Visiting community organizations provide sensory enriched educational experiences

medically fragile child in wheelchair working with teacher at smartboard

Students have access to an array of technologies and communication devices to make learning fun and engaging.

Bancroft’s Specialized Education Services Provide:

  • An individualized education plan (IEP) for each student to address each child’s specific educational needs
  • Related services – such as physical, speech and occupational therapy – which are then integrated into the school day
  • Systematic intervention strategies for parents to adopt to ensure support, maintenance and generalization of new skills at home or in other settings
  • Opportunities for students to interact with peers without disabilities and to prepare students for eventual transition to less-restrictive programs
  • Access to a host of  unique multi-sensory experiences that enrich their learning environment.

Under federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) entitles every child to a free and appropriate public education.

In New Jersey, the State Department of Education can provide information regarding private school options, Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and your rights and entitlements. 

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