The Naples Act
Funding for placement at Orchard Friends School is available through a provision in New Jersey’s education law called the Naples Act (NJ18A:46-14). This provision broadened the options available to parents and districts to better meet the needs of students requiring special education services. The Naples Act allows for placement in the most appropriate school for the student’s individual needs.
Out-of-district school placements under the Naples Act have been routinely used throughout New Jersey to fund students’ education since 1989. Naples Act placements are done every year by many districts in New Jersey. Orchard Friends School meets all the requirements for such funding, including accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools. OFS will provide all necessary documentation for a Naples Act placement.
While most placements are made by the student’s district, we do accept students privately following our admissions process. Request admissions information here.