The Craig School

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The Craig School Photo #1 - The Orton-Gillingham Approach is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with individuals who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia. It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, system or technique.
The Craig School Photo #2 - Project Read Story Form is a multisensory approach to teaching students how to analyze the underlying structure of narrative text.Project Read Report Form is a multisensory approach to teaching students how to analyze the underlying structure of nonfiction text. This strategy is reinforced when students are taking notes in middle school.
The Craig School Photo #3 - Craig Lower students have a variety of activities available to them. The Craig School Badgers play other independent Middle Schools in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. Lower School students may also participate in a winter skiing program at the Hidden Valley ski area. Programs include fencing, tennis, golf and workshops for all ages. Students in the 7th and 8th grades participate
The Craig School Photo #4 - We have integrated mindfulness skills in the to the students' day through the MindUP program. MindUP is grounded in the pillars of Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Mindful Behavior and Social and Emotional Learning. This program helps children build overall personal resilience and develop mindfulness skills that can increase self-control, focus, empathy and optimism. It offers an immersive experience and daily practice
The Craig School Photo #5 - The Craig School athletic program offers students the opportunity to participate in competitive and intramural sports. Every student can sign up for any competitive sport that is offered for their grade as Craig has a no cut policy. We emphasize the importance of developing personal fitness and a healthy and positive attitude towards performance. We focus on sportsmanship, perseverance and
The Craig School Photo #6 - CO-ED LACROSSE The lacrosse season begins in March and is open to all middle schhol students. Opponents have included Gill St. Bernards, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Far Hills Country Day, Chatham Day School, Morristown Beard, Mt. Arlington, Harding, and Newark Academy.
The Craig School Photo #7 - The college prep program at Craig High addresses the development of the whole student with the goals of creating independent learners, building a greater sense of self, and guiding our students in being an active part in their future decision making process. Our curriculum is cross curricular, integrated, and designed to facilitate active teaching and learning that goes beyond the classroom
  • The Craig School is an independent, non-profit school specializing in students who have diagnosed, learning disabilities.
  • The school offers a strategy-based, college preparatory educational program emphasizing multisensory classroom techniques, organizational methods, effective assistive technology and a social communication curriculum.
  • Craig provides a safe, nurturing learning environment with small structured classrooms, positive student-teacher interaction, and strong ties to parents.
  • Our campuses in Mountain Lakes for the LS/MS (grades 2-8) and Craig high School located in Boonton (grades 9-12) are designed to serve approximately 130 students.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 2-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Language-based learning disabilities
Year Founded1980
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size8 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(collared shirts & neat appearance)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesCall for tuition information.
Admissions DirectorNicole Moon

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Lacrosse, Soccer, SoftballBasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
FencingLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Homework Club, many others during school year, Stepping out

School Notes

  • We offer an academic program aligned with the NJ Core Curriculum Standards. Our program features proven, research-based learning strategies including multi-sensory approaches, assistive technology, and organizational skills. We teach our students how to learn by providing them with meta-cognitive strategies and cross-curricular approaches. These tools allow students to build their academic foundations, increase their ability to be active and independent learners, and develop a sense of who they are as individuals and students.

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