Our History

Our History

Brookfield Academy’s Academy (Brookfield Schools Cherry Hill Campus) is named in memory of long-time Board of Trustees member, Samuel J. Paparone. The campus was dedicated in 2003 as a lasting tribute to Mr. Paparone, who so willingly gave of his time and talents in support of our school and students.

Brookfield Schools opened its doors in 1976, known first as Turning Point and then later as the Camden County Alternative School, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. It’s core mission: to serve students needing intensive behavioral / therapeutic intervention. In 1998, the name was changed to Brookfield Academy and the school continued to expand services and programs.

Today, Brookfield Schools serves students with special needs ages 5 through 21 with specialized programs in three settings. Brookfield Academy in Cherry Hill, New Jersey serves high school age students, Brookfield Schools Haddon Heights Campus in Haddon Heights, New Jersey serves kindergarten through eighth grades, and the Transition to College Program, located on the Blackwood, New Jersey campus of Camden County College, provides a unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors. Homebound Services have been expanded through the years and full-day school programs have been added.

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Coronavirus Update

Brookfield Academy, Brookfield Elementary, and Upward Bound Program will be closed as of Tuesday March 17th through March 31st.  Learning via google classroom and USPS (for those not having access to the internet) will be initiated Tuesday the 17th. Students should log into their google classroom and follow their daily schedule.  Detailed information was sent via alert message earlier today and will continue to be sent out with updates.
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Brookfield Schools 1st Annual RIVER’S WALK/5K