The Craig School teaches students how to learn and has academic opportunities equivalent to traditional schools. Your child's learning style is evaluated. Our experienced staff of teachers will draw from several different programs in order to gear her or his strategy to the particular needs and learning style of the child.
We teach our students how to learn by providing them with meta-cognitive strategies and cross-curricular approaches. These learning tools allow students to build their academic foundations, to increase their ability to be active and independent learners and to develop a sense of who they are as individuals and students.
The academic curriculum at Craig School provides students with the basic language skills that will en able them to become successful, independent learners.
The majority of the students at Craig struggle with decoding, reading comprehension and/or written expression. We address these difficulties with individual or small group instruction coordinated with classroom teaching based on multisensory, Orton Gillingham methods.Learn More
Learning How To Learn
In addition to meeting New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards, the courses we provide our students at Craig Middle School incorporate a diversity of strategy-based instructional models across our curriculum. As student’s transitions from elementary to middle school, our focus shifts from a language processing emphasis to also include a study skills and writing emphasis. The Middle School curriculum features cross-curricular classroom integrations, systematic progressions to independent learning including note taking and approaches to studying/test taking, and the development of research writing skills. Our study skills/writing emphasis is designed to give students the core skill set they will need at the secondary level and beyond and allow our students to become increasingly independent learners and thinkers. Craig Middle School also offers a variety of diverse social opportunities including a full sports program, after-school activities, and weekend “Stepping Outs”.Learn More
Our college preparatory program focuses on developing strong written language skills, strategies for content acquisition and retention, and the social, behavioral and self-advocacy skills that are vital to success in the extended community. The curriculum is integrated, interdisciplinary and project-based and is designed to facilitate learning that extends beyond the classroom. Strategies solidly grounded in research improve writing skills and comprehension. The liberal arts curriculum encompasses a full range of high school subjects consistent with the New Jersey state requirements for a high school diploma.Learn More
Is The Craig School a good fit for your child?
Give us a call to find out. (973) 334-1295