The Cambridge School

100 Straube Center Blvd
Pennington, NJ 08534-0609
     Tel: (609)730-9553
Grades: K - 12 | 125 students
Cambridge School, located in Pennington, NJ, (Princeton area) is an independent special education school for children who have been diagnosed with primary language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, ADHD, and auditory processing disorder, among others. 
Cambridge School was founded on the belief that every child deserves the opportunity for an excellent education.
We are committed to providing that education for children who learn differently.
Our program is individualized to meet each child’s needs and his or her welfare is our primary objective.Cambridge is a small school where teaching, learning and personal relationships are paramount.
Our curriculum develops specific academic skills, builds a foundation of knowledge on those skills and stimulates intellectual curiosity.We provide a multi-sensory, whole-child approach to education in a non-clinical, nurturing, traditional school environment.
We promise our students opportunities to investigate their interests, acquire confidence in their abilities, believe in their own intrinsic worth, and develop the skills necessary to achieve success.Our goal is to prepare each student with the necessary academic, personal and social skills to succeed.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Language-based
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 125 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The Cambridge School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 7 students
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes:

Our language-based curriculum utilizes the Hochman Basic Writing Skills Program, Wilson Reading System®, Lindamood-Bell®, and Orton-Gillingham techniques. To develop the skills needed to master language. Our program utilizes phonics and emphasizes multi-sensory teaching, including visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles. Our teachers are specially trained in phonics-based, multi-sensory teaching programs including Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell® and they are also Level 1 certified in the Wilson Reading System®. The instruction is carefully individualized so each student can progress at his/her own optimal rate. We believe that the structure and sequence of the program helps not only to improve basic skills, but also to organize the students’ general way of learning. It is a step-by-step process that leads to an increased mastery and sense of self-esteem. A phonics-based, multi-sensory approach can be beneficial to any student, but to the student who learns differently, it is critical.

Profile last updated: 01/30/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Pennington School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Childrens School House Learning & Discovery Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Pennington Montessori School (0.4 miles away)
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