800 North Road | Hopewell, NJ 08534 | 609-566-6000 | info@laurelschoolprinceton.org
800 North Road | Hopewell, NJ 08534 | 609-566-6000 | info@laurelschoolprinceton.org

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Empowering Remarkable Minds

Reshaping Teaching, Reimagining Learning

The Laurel School of Princeton is an independent co-educational day school specializing in educating students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.  Laurel School currently serves students in Grades 1 through 12 – with the addition of our new High School. We are currently accepting applications for our first high school graduating class of 2023 and beyond!

Laurel School Competencies

Developing and Refining the Standards

In addition to academic rigor, students will develop the executive function and life skills they need to excel in college and career.

Laurel School Competencies focus on intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that directly support students in lifelong learning. Competency development allows students to master critical skills and content that enables success in personal, social, educational, and career contexts.

Laurel’s Competencies curriculum help students build upon what they know, how they think and what they can do when they encounter unfamiliar or challenging situations. Some competencies are naturally part of learning outcomes while others can be emphasized to enrich learning.

The Laurel Advantage

The Laurel School of Princeton is a thought leader among schools for dyslexia in NJ. We utilize multisensory teaching, a research-based curriculum that can be imperative for the educational success of students with learning disabilities.

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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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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Why Choose Laurel?

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

Our uniquely informed, research-based approach puts us at a distinct advantage to support students with dyslexia. Inquiries are welcomed from reading specialists, parents of children with learning disabilities, and those in the special education community seeking an independent school program offering multisensory language instruction.

Building Confidence

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.

Evidence-based

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

Integrating Academics and Technology

The Laurel School of Princeton’s campus is located in Princeton, NJ. Our highly trained teachers specialize in educating children with learning differences in grades 1-8. We integrate technology and multisensory education in small classroom environments to meet your child’s needs.

The Laurel School of Princeton’s curriculum is a comprehensive program that parallels the scope and sequence of many public and independent schools. We base our program on New Jersey Core Content as well as our proprietary standards and incorporate Orton-Gillingham/ Wilson Language©  instruction and techniques throughout. 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 later academic success in middle and high school.

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Laurel Comes To Life

Improving educational outcomes for people with learning differences and to empower them to become accomplished, dynamic members of society.

Cerebrodiversity

We believe that our world moves forward because of the unique nature of our brains.

Advanced Learning

The Laurel School of Princeton is closely affiliated with the Robinowitz Educational Center in Hopewell, NJ.

Grades 1 – 9

We celebrate the strengths and talents of students with dyslexia and related learning challenges.

Annual Giving

As we continue with the implementation of our Step It Up Strategic Initiative, your gift is more important than ever. Please donate today and join us in providing the best education possible for non-traditional learners.

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7:00 am - 9:00 amHopewell Education Center

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