Stepping Stones Students Return for 2022-23 School Year

On September 6, Stepping Stones School opened its doors for the new school year, welcoming 31 students to classrooms full of learning and loving support from teachers and staff.

The school had a successful return to in-person Back to School Night at the end of September. An October 3 trip to the Turtle Back Zoo was a highlight of the new year, where students enjoyed observing the animals, riding the train and carousel, and exploring together before returning to Stepping Stones for a tasty pizza lunch. The coming weeks will feature the annual Fall Festival of pumpkin picking and outdoor activities, and a Trunk or Treat Halloween celebration that will once again include parents and caregivers.

The Arc of Essex County’s Stepping Stones School is a Department of Education approved private school for students with disabilities serving children ages 3-10.  Located in Roseland, NJ, the school is designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of children with cognitive impairments such as Down syndrome and other students with similar educational and developmental needs. For more information, or to request a tour and assistance with an out-of-district placement, contact Sue Brand, Director of Early Childhood and Education at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1271 or