Welcome to North Florida School of Special Education

Enhance. Empower. Enlighten.

25 years ago, North Florida School of Special Education opened its doors in Jacksonville, Florida. A group of parents dreamt of a better learning opportunity for their children with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Out of that dream, North Florida School of Special Education was brought to life. Over the 2016-2017 school year, we celebrate the Power of 25 and reflect on all that we have achieved together over the past 25 years.

At NFSSE, our students follow a different developmental path, and we are dedicated to forging ahead with them. By combining quality academic and classroom instruction with vocational training, job coaching, enrichment studies and social skills instruction, NFSSE sets itself apart as the premier learning environment for students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities in Northeast Florida.

Mission Statement

The mission of North Florida School of Special Education is to improve the lives of students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities through the achievement of academic, vocational and social skills.

A comprehensive learning experience

Dedicated to Improving the Lives of our Students Every Day

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 150 students and post-graduates enrolled in North Florida School of Special Education for the 2016-2017 school year.