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When Home Instruction Is and Isn’t Appropriate

So many parents face a choice when a traditional school is failing their child. When teachers can’t seem to break through when your child makes an effort to apply themselves, parents have to make a decision so their child is not lost in the mix and earning disappointing grades over and over again. This sense […]

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Becoming a Trauma-Informed School Community

Many of our students have undergone traumatic experiences, and having a community of educators, clinicians, and parents who are educated on how to best respond to students’ needs is essential to Sage Day. Becoming a trauma-informed school community empowers our educators and clinicians to help children who have experienced trauma succeed in school and in […]

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How Sage Thrive Therapeutic Services Can Help Your School

Sage Day has 20 years of dedicated experience in operating private therapeutic schools in NJ for young adolescents. Sage Thrive takes that same therapeutic model as practiced in our four schools and bring them on-site to your public or charter school. On average, one Sage Certified Clinician™ will work with 12-15 students and of the […]

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5 Reasons A Therapeutic School May Be Right for Your Child

Sage Day’s Team-Approach contributes to the growth and development of students in New Jersey dealing with emotional issues. The school is proud to offer a solution to kids and teens that have struggled in traditional schools–the slogan “Here we will do what others say you cannot” greets students as they walk through the front doors. […]

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The Dangers of Interminable Home Instruction

By Executive Director, John Reilly, LCSW, PsyA and Director of Operations, Chris Leonard, LCSW, M.Ed. Home instruction can be a helpful intervention for students with a chronic, disabling medical condition that requires bedside instruction. However, most of the home instruction cases that come to our attention do not involve a medical condition but instead involve […]

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Taking On A New School Year

The beginning of the school year can make children and teens anxious, whether they are transitioning into a new school or returning to one they are familiar with. For students who already cope with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, these fears can be exacerbated. The unknown factors of a new grade with higher-level […]

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Creating a Constructive Homework Environment for Children with ADHD

Children with ADHD present very specific challenges when it comes to working outside of their regular formal schooling environment: homework can feel like an uphill struggle for both the students and their parents who may find the process frustrating and not know the best way to help their child thrive and succeed. A new study […]