Advertisement
Advertisement

No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Benway School

Private | 5-12 | 12 students

We are best known for art & music progams.

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 

Living in Wayne

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $400,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,610.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted July 20, 2010

Benway's staff goes above and beyond. They helped my daughter apply for college, went to visit various schools with her, and even helped her register for classes. Thank you for treating my child as if she were one of your own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2010

I was a student at benway. Before i went there i was a troubled youth always getting into trouble. Thanks to them....Ive grown up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2008

I pulled my son out of that school. The teachers are not very knowledgeable of the subjects. Just talk to one of them and ask them about what they are teaching. The place is a dead end for dead end teachers. I felt that my son would have also ended up as dead weight if he stayed there. I also found the Principal, Kathy Foley, to be very unprofessional and only interested in maintaining student numbers. Do yourself a favor and bypass this dump.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

Benway has been a wonderful help with my difficult child. She recieves academic and emotional support from the teachers and adminstrative staff. We used to have a really hard time getting her to go to her other school. Now she doesn't exactly love going, but it's soo much better. The teachers give her as much individual attention as she needs, and she has individual counseling sessions once a week. She loves her counselor! Benway has made a big difference in her life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

Great school for kids who need extra attention.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 12, 2005

I'm not a parent of a student at this school, but a former student of Benway. I only wish all people could get the opportunity to go to a school as this. The entire facilty is amazing. If I haden't found Benway I would have never recieved my high school diploma. I was suffering from a bad anxiety disorder adn couldnt attend public school. Students were from all over N.J., yet everyone got along so well. I was blessed to find this school, and anyone who chooses it is as well.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
 

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

Unfortunately, this school doesn't have sufficient data to generate an academic rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 37% 16%
White 33% 51%
Hispanic 27% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Gaelic
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Harry Carline
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • CEC
  • NAPSEC
Fax number
  • (973) 633-3805

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special ed
  • Special education
  • Special eduction
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Gaelic

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
School facilities
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • softball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
More from this school
  • Chess Team, Stock Market Competiion Team
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

620 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Website: Click here
Phone: (973) 633-3837

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT