Our History

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The vision for Compass Academy began in 1993 when an experienced group of teachers, administrators, a business manager from DuPont and the Lead Researcher of the Let Me Learn Process decided that our children and families needed a better option to traditional schooling. After developing a sound vision and mission the years that followed were spent gathering Best Practices experiences, data, collaborating with schools, working through curriculum, understanding the laws and regulations of the State and finding the right home for our school.

In 2012 a home was found in Vineland, NJ and we invited families from Pittsgrove, Millville and Vineland to register with the school. After a Planning Year was granted from the State we formally opened our doors in September 2013.

Dr. Christine Johnston, Lead Researcher of the Let Me Learn Process, said in the ground breaking ceremony in early September, “We are not a school that you choose because you have no other choice; we are the only school of choice for educational excellence.” She continued, “Our goal and promise to our families and the surrounding communities is to break the backs of poverty in Cumberland and Salem Counties and we will do so each day, all year, one learner at a time.”