The Arc Celebrates Stepping Stones Graduates

June 20th, 2018

It was a full house the morning of Tuesday, June 19th as families, staff, and volunteers packed the Stepping Stones gym for the school’s annual completion ceremony and graduation.  The 2018 school year concluded with the graduation of five students.

Graduates began the ceremony by walking in to the traditional tunes of pomp and circumstance.  They were joined by the remainder of their classmates as they lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, the Star Spangled Banner, and a sampling of their favorite songs.  Following the ceremony, graduates, students, families, and friends enjoyed a dessert reception and year-in-review photo slideshow.

The Arc of Essex County would like to wish all of our graduates the best of luck as they begin their new adventures!

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