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Welcome to North Florida School of Special Education

Enhance. Empower. Enlighten.

North Florida School of Special Education (NFSSE) gives students, ages 6-22, with intellectual and developmental differences a place to learn, thrive, and become the best versions of themselves in an innovative academic and therapeutic environment. Young adults, ages 22-40, flourish in NFSSE’s post-graduate programs through vocational training, internships, life skills, and more. NFSSE’s Berry Good Farms is an urban farm that promotes job training and healthy lifestyles through organic farming and culinary arts, and Art with Soul provides budding and experienced artists a place to create and pursue career paths in the visual arts. The campus is anchored by the Delores Barr Weaver Therapeutic Equestrian Center, serving NFSSE students and children and adults with intellectual and developmental differences throughout Northeast Florida. Through these and many more innovative programs, NFSSE sets itself apart as the premier learning environment for students with intellectual and developmental differences in Northeast Florida.


Mission Statement

The mission of North Florida School of Special Education is to discover and foster each student’s unique abilities revealing their highest potential within an engaged community.

A comprehensive learning experience

At North Florida School of Special Education, our faculty and staff are committed to providing a comprehensive, individualized education plan for each student that meets his or her needs and sets realistic goals for success based on their required level of support. NFSSE offers six levels of Unique Learning System (ULS) curriculum and instruction within ten classrooms, and adheres to a 1:6 Teacher to Student Ratio. There are over 265 students and post-graduates enrolled in North Florida School of Special Education.