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Collier at the International Beauty Show!

What a day! Cosmetology seniors took on the International Beauty Show at Jacob Javits Center, NYC on March 5th. Students soaked in every moment, learning how to navigate the ferry system together, seeing live demonstrations from professionals and even speaking to product manufacturers from the beauty industry. Back in Jersey, a round table luncheon sparked insightful conversations and shared experiences where each student chose a dish to share with their peers. It was a day filled with learning, bonding, and representing the best of Collier!


Continuing to Celebrate National Social Work Month!


Continuing to Celebrate National Social Workers Month with a spotlight on our incredible Shepherding Counselor, Sydney Houston!  From engaging in animal-assisted therapy to working to create a safe space for our students struggling with school avoidance, Sydney goes above and beyond to ensure every Collier student feels supported and valued in the shepherding program. Thank you, Sydney, for your tireless efforts in making a difference in our students' lives!

Wegman's Honor Roll Breakfast!

98 Collier HS Students were recognized for their achievements of honor roll and principal's list from first and second marking period and celebrated with a delicious breakfast generously donated by Wegmans! Thank you Wegmans for helping us honor our students for their incredible academic achievement!  We're immensely proud of our students' dedication to their personal educational goals.

Congratulations to all recipients!


Collier Students Preparing for SATs!

Collier High School students preparing for the SATs tomorrow! Students are able to take the test right on campus during their school day. Visit our 'Post Graduate Planning' tab under 'Academics' to learn more about how Collier School helps students prepare and plan for their bright futures!

Good luck everyone!

Kicking off National Social Workers Month!

March is National Social Workers Month! Our social workers are the heart of Collier's mission, working to create a safe and nurturing space for the youth we serve through our various therapeutic programs. To celebrate our social workers and all they do, we are highlighting some of our incredible social workers! Danielle has been a dedicated Collier employee since 2007! Join us in showing appreciation for her outstanding work and for all our remarkable social workers who make a difference every day!


Exploring Painting Techniques

Ms. Ruoff's Drawing & Painting students learned to paint using a variety of unique methods including the cling wrap method seen above! Using the Principles of Design and Elements of Art, students are encouraged in the course to tackle design challenges and refine their skills in painting, drawing, and design, from black and white to vibrant colors. The class encourages individual style and growth, encouraging students to explore their unique artistic voices and creativity as they learn.


Finding Comfort in Furry Friends!

Meet Baymax and his amazing handler Nicole - who support our shepherding students through animal-assisted therapy. At Collier School, our Shepherding Program provides a safe space for students battling with school avoidance and anxiety. Their presence brings calmness and joy, supporting our students to feel more at ease in the school environment. Most recently our students worked together to build an obstacle couse for Baymax using items in the room and throuigh teamwork. Afterwards, Baymax went through the obstacle course twice. One in silence and once with praise. Through this students learned that everyone deserves validation from those they love to feel motivated to continue. Through these practices students are able to recognize their feelings are valid. 



The Lizard Guys at Collier School!

Collier MS and Kateri Program students had the opportunity to explore the world of reptiles through a presentation from the Lizard Guys. Students saw and interacted with a snake, a skink, a toad, and more! Thank you to the Lizard guys for providing such an engaging and educational presentation for our students, especially for our Kateri students who have recently adopted a bearded dragon of their own!