Welcome! Thank you for your interest in The Craig School. We offer a warm, nurturing environment and a challenging, strategic-based academic curriculum to meet the needs of children with average to above average intelligence who have a specific learning disability and/or attentional difficulties. This safe, supportive environment encourages students to take greater intellectual risk and to explore new as well as nurture existing interests. At Craig, we guide our students to leverage their personal and academic strengths as well as to remediate their areas of difficulty. Above all, Craig is a strong, vibrant community of educators and families who are committed to helping students thrive and become the independent learners they were meant to be.
GETTING TO KNOW CRAIG: OUR PROGRAM
Request an Information Packet: We encourage you to request an Information Packet which contains materials that complement the information on the website. The contents of this packet includes highlights of the Lower School, Middle School, and High School programs as well as a copy of the Application.
Attend an Information Session: We invite you to attend an Information Session at the Lower-Middle School in Mountain Lakes, NJ or at the High School in Lincoln Park, NJ. To register for one of our sessions, contact Marci Taub, Director of Admissions at (973) 334-1295.
Schedule a Tour: We welcome the opportunity to schedule a tour with you. This tour will last about one hour and will provide you with an overview of the program while the School is in session.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CHILD: OUR ADMISSIONS PROCESS
During the first two weeks of August (August 6th - August 17th, 2012), our traditional timeline to complete our Admissions process will be extended due to annual maintenance at the school. We will of course keep you posted throughout the process. If you have any questions, please contact Marci Taub, Director of Admissions at
1. Submit Application: Please submit a completed Craig Application Form (213.12 kB) evaluative material, and a $50.00 application fee to us. If you wish to apply directly, you can download a Craig application form or request and fill out the copy of the form provided in the Information Packet. The completed application should be mailed to: Marci Taub, Director of Admissions, The Craig School, 10 Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046.
2. Application & Evaluative Material Review: When we receive a completed application with evaluative material, the Admissions Committee will review it to see if we may have a program that meets your child’s needs.
3. Preliminary Screening Decision: If The Craig School does not have an appropriate program for your child, Admissions will notify you by mail approximately two weeks after receiving your application. If your child seems to be a possible candidate for The Craig School, then we will contact you approximately two weeks after receiving your application to schedule a parent visit/interview.
4. Parent Visit and Child Visit: During the parent visit, you will have an opportunity to discuss the program, to tour the school, and to visit an appropriate classroom. After the parent visit, if you are interested in completing the Admissions process, then we will schedule a child visit, which is an opportunity for your child to visit the school for the day.
to the Lower-Middle School | to the High School
5. Admissions Decision: After the child visit, the Admissions Committee makes a final determination if The Craig School has a program and group space that meets the needs of your child. At this point, we will notify you of our Admissions decision by mail.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
or by phone at (973) 334-1295. We would welcome the opportunity to be a resource for you about the program and about the Admissions process. We look forward to the possibility of connecting with you soon.
The Craig School admits students of all races, religions, nationalities and genders to all of the rights, privileges, programs and activities that are made available to all of our students at the Craig School. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin. The Craig School is not able to accommodate the needs of students with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger’s or learning disabled students with secondary conduct disorders or severe psychiatric problems.