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Who We Are

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About Us

Letter From Owner

A Lifestyle On The Path To Success

As a teacher in the public schools, I found that the system neglects diversity in the way students learn, motivate, self-regulate, and communicate.


In 2010, I started to work in the world of Cognitive Behavioral Health, ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and play therapy. I learned instructional strategies and developed my own strategies on how to discretely measure the success of my students. I was given the tools I needed to provide rapid skill acquisition based on learning styles, strengths, and needs of each of my students.

In 2012, I started using those same instructional strategies designed for learners with cognitive needs, like Autism, ADHD, and language delays, with students who were considered to be typically developing. This was my first learning pod experience. Within months, I had improved the learning of these students by nearly a full grade-level. 


By tailoring instruction coupled with evidence based learning practices, I found that using creative, engaging, and real-world learning helped to increase intrinsic motivation and concrete conceptualization. I was able to reach and help students who did not love to learn to find their superpowers, build confidence and change their trajectory towards success. 


COMPASS Learning Advantage is data-proven to accelerate learning beyond that of most other programs. Though recreational and real-world exploration, COMPASS helps children find the motivation they need to achieve the success they are truly capable of. 


COMPASS brings more opportunities to explore, learn, and grow than any other program in its field. Focusing on COMMUNICATION and  EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, while building a healthy lifestyle, helps to create the most ideal life-long learner for all.

Boomhauer ("boom-h-our"), COMPASS's Chief Therapy Dog, and our amazing team of dedicated instructors, are highly motivated to change your child's life. We are excited to see positive change and growth in all of our learners, and to be a part of their growth process, is our honor. 


– Jordanna, Owner & Founder

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Our Mission

COMPASS offers unique learning opportunities through social community events. We have considered the skills that are not learned through therapy or at school and have built a specialized curriculum for each of our services that incorporates these fundamental skills. In multiple environments, all services are designed to consider the strengths and needs of those enrolled. Consequently, each program is unique, modified and accommodations are implemented as best practice found through research. 


We embrace neurodiversity, celebrate inclusion, and specialize in Autism, ADHD, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and language communication needs.

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Our Focus

Active Balance Of Mind, Body, And Soul

At COMPASS we believe in​:

  1. Gaining control in fitness 

  2. Releasing your emotions with play

  3. Focusing on learning

Community based services for children who:

  1. Thrive with small group instruction

  2. Are nervous to learn something new

  3. Struggle with social emotional regulation and coping strategies

  4. Have difficulty with impulse control or paying attention

  5. Need help with problem solving or conflict resolution and analytical skills

  6. Generally give up quickly


We are a Hoboken-based company that works in your home, public library, your child’s classroom, etc. Our staff are highly trained and ready to work with any child. We are dedicated to improve the quality of instruction delivered to the exceptional learner. To learn more about what we do click the button below.

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Our Staff

Our Staff

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Director & Owner


Academics Instructor


Swim Instructor


Enrichment Coach


Swim Coach


Clubhouse Manager

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Swim Instructor


Our Therapy Dog


Development Director

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Swim Instructor


Adventures/Swim Instructor

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