Recognizing Brilliance

The Laurel School of Princeton empowers students with language-based learning differences, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and executive function disorder, to offer hope and deliver life-changing academic skills, self-confidence, and character-building traits.

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Why Choose Laurel?

Our uniquely informed, research-based approach puts us at a distinct advantage to support students with dyslexia and other learning differences. We receive inquiries from districts, reading specialists, parents of children with learning differences, and those in the special education community seeking an independent school program offering multisensory language instruction on a daily basis. Inquiries are welcomed from all professionals seeking assistance.

Our language arts program emphasizes direct, systematic, and cumulative instruction that builds on the foundations of literacy and academic language. Our math and science programs are inquiry-based and structured to meet the standards of excellence of the National Science Resource Center (NSRC) and National Council for Teachers of Mathematics. Additional subjects are taught through interactive lessons, capitalizing on experiences that enhance memory and the generalization of skills.

Building Confidence

The Laurel School of Princeton is dedicated to ensuring that children with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences are met in the earliest grades, so they can become confident learners who are eager to demonstrate their individual strengths. Early intervention with children benefits the “neuroplasticity” of the brain, providing the strongest 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 and Wilson Language Training® 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. Undoubtedly, resilient children are more successful as adults.

Evidence-based

The expert staff of the Laurel School has years of experience providing diagnostic and prescriptive teaching. 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 (certified)
  • 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

Integrating Academics and Technology

Our highly trained teachers specialize in educating children with learning differences in grades 1-12. We integrate technology and multisensory education in small classroom environments to meet a child’s needs. Further, small-size classes benefit each and every student, so none fall between the cracks. 

The Laurel School of Princeton’s curricula is a comprehensive program that parallels the scope and sequence of many public and independent schools. We base our program on New Jersey’s proprietary standards and incorporate Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Language© instruction and techniques throughout a student’s education. Our expertly trained teachers view each child individually, recognizing strengths and talents as well as academic level, attention needs, and other challenges. Our teachers are highly experienced and use evidence-based instruction, incorporating knowledge about learning and the brain.

Our faculty understands that it is critical to intervene early when children have reading and writing challenges. Doing so takes advantage of the powerful “neuroplasticity” of the brain and provides a strong foundation for learning. This helps build a path for academic and life success in primary school, college, and beyond.

Grades 1 – 12

Laurel students develop a passion for learning, self-confidence, and the social and academic skills to achieve success in school and in life.

Community

Our community supports students and families, helping everyone thrive and offering our families successful solutions.

Advanced Learning

Laurel School of Princeton is affiliated with Robinowitz Education Center. Our faculty is certified and keeps apprised of learning developments.

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The Laurel Advantage

The Laurel School of Princeton is a thought leader among schools for dyslexia and learning differences. We utilize multisensory teaching, a research-based curriculum that can be imperative for the educational success of students with learning differences including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, as well as ADHD and executive functioning disorder.

Our trained and certified faculty provide individualized instruction for students with language-based learning differences and their co-existing symptoms across all disciplines. Small reading and math groups ensure all students’ needs are met in our supportive and nurturing learning environment.

Rolling Admissions

We are always accepting applications from intellectually curious and creative children who learn differently. 

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Information Sessions

Join us to hear various perspectives about Laurel’s strength and have all your questions answered.

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Our Academics

Our core curriculum includes the language arts, mathematics, science, the arts, and health/ physical education.

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Our History

Established in 2012, The Laurel School provides special education to early learners who show clear signs of dyslexia.

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