About The Laurel School in Princeton, NJ

The Laurel School of Princeton is conveniently located near the center of Princeton, NJ,  just off US Route 1. We serve children in grades 1 – 8 who have dyslexia and other learning differences such as dyscalculia and dysgraphia. This school, the newest part of The Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc. celebrates the strengths and talents of students with dyslexia and related learning challenges. The Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 and devoted to educational services for children with learning differences. The Laurel School is an extension of that mission. It was inspired by a substantial body of research conducted under former Executive Director, Dr. Gordon Sherman.

Our theme – Celebrating Cerebrodiversity – stems from his work. We believe that our world moves forward because of the unique nature of our brains. Applied to dyslexia, we believe students with dyslexia can contribute extraordinary gifts to our world when they are provided with a properly enriched learning environment. With the Laurel School, we are pursuing that goal with a focus on young learners.

The Laurel School of Princeton is closely affiliated with the Ann Robinowitz Educational Center in Princeton, NJ. The Robinowitz Center provides advanced learning and evaluation services including professional development, evaluations, screenings, consulting and tutoring.

024Mission Statement

The Mission of The Laurel School is to improve educational outcomes for people with learning disabilities and to empower them to become accomplished, dynamic members of society. We will achieve this through evidence-based instruction for our students and expert professional development for educators.

Philosophy

The Laurel School of Princeton is dedicated to ensuring that dyslexic children and those with other language-based language-based learning differences the earliest grades become confident learners who are eager to demonstrate their individual strengths. Early intervention takes advantage of the “neuroplasticity” of the brain, providing a strong foundation for learning. We strive to inspire our students and equip them with the tools needed to achieve academic success. We achieve this through a powerful combination of teaching methodologies and technology. Our highly structured Orton–Gillingham multisensory program enhances academics, and also provides opportunities to nurture creative spirits.

As a specialized school, we individualize instruction to the unique learning challenges of our students. We foster the exploration of their gifts and talents both in and out of the school environment. We believe it is critical to provide experiences that validate their individuality while building confidence and self-esteem. Resilient children are more successful as adults.

In a world of cultural diversity, it is essential that children learn to appreciate and accept the differences of others. Towards these ends, we strive to build community among our students, staff our families. While we cherish each child’s individuality, we know the importance of working together to provide a supportive and safe environment for learning.

We build a solid foundation for our students, helping them reach new heights and a deep appreciation for the value of hard work, persistence, and thoughtfulness.

Expert Staff

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Our teachers provide reading instruction in compliance with the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading developed by specialists at the International Dyslexia Association. We regularly consult with nationally-known literacy and dyslexia experts to ensure that our instructional practices are current and evidence-based.

Our teachers are thoroughly trained in:

  • Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Reading Program® (Certified)
  • Lindamood-Bell®: Visualizing and Verbalizing®
  • Language Circle®/Project Read® Framing your Thoughts Story Form and Report Form
  • Developing Metacognitive Skills (Neuhaus) Fluency and Comprehension
  • Multisensory Math
  • Inquiry-Based Science

Special Subjects are featured to encourage and leverage the unique gifts and talents of our students:

  • NoticeAbility
  • Drama/Theater Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Physical Education

What makes Laurel School Special?

  • Small group instruction
  • State of the art assistive and creative technology
  • Convenient central NJ Location in a beautiful natural setting in Princeton, NJ
  • Top-notch related services available: Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy

If you have been searching for schools for dyslexia in NJ, end your search with The Laurel School of Princeton. We help students from Princeton and all over New Jersey. Learn more about our school, program, and staff by contacting our office.