MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Arc Kohler School in Mountainside recently received approval by the Union County Board of Education to serve children and youth ages 3 to 21, as the school previously served children up to the age of 14.

Principal Bonnie Cagney said that this change would allow students to remain at Kohler School throughout their education, promoting continuity in learning and growth.

“Each time a new child enters Kohler School, families can rest assured that placement will be for the duration of primary and secondary education, with staff who know the child and can continue to build on his or her progress,” she said. “For older children entering our school, we can now offer services that they may have not been able to receive elsewhere.”

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The Arc Kohler School is a private school for students with developmental delays and disabilities. The school was founded in 1963 and is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).

Every Arc Kohler student is educated and supported to reach their full potential through an individualized education program that aims to meet their unique and diverse needs through the collaboration of academic instruction and therapeutic services. The school offers nurse services, nutrition, school counseling, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy and behavioral supports. 

The Arc Kohler School serves children with multiple disabilities, including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rhetts’ Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Fragile X Syndrome, Cru De Chat, Cerebral Palsy, and other developmental delays and intellectual and physical disabilities. For more information about The Arc Kohler School, please contact Bonnie Cagney, Principal, at 908-518-0021 or Visit and learn more.

About The Arc of Union County

With more than six decades of service, The Arc has grown into Union County, New Jersey’s, largest provider of on- and off-site educational, recreational and support services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. A registered 501c3 non-profit, the organization serves more than 1,000 children and adults annually through a continuum of comprehensive programs geared to assist clients and their families throughout all stages of their lives. For more information, visit, or call 973-315-0000.