Message from the Head of School

Tadd Jacks
I am delighted you are considering The Craig School for your elementary or secondary school student.  We have a deep focus and adherence to values essential for a community of students who have language based learning disabilities. Many of families seek our support and direction, and I am confident that you have found a potential home here.

Craig School helps kids with reading and math challenges stemming from diagnosed learning issues and much more.  My personal journey is that in elementary school, I had trouble with reading. Similar to Craig School parents, my parents found a school for me to unlock my potential, to learn, and to gain confidence.   I started that school in the Fourth Grade. It gave me the skills and confidence to read fluently, to embrace my learning style, and to become my own advocate. With these tools to learn, I did finish my high school years in another school - mainstream, independent, and a Quaker school. While in college, I decided I needed to work in education, and to be part of the equation of how important it is for students to be in the right place- both academically and emotionally.   I am grateful to be able to serve and lead a school where there are students who have trouble with reading and math or have other academic challenges.

I believe that educational excellence happens when a school knows who it is and what it is about.  The Craig School has two locations- one for grades 2-8 and one for grades 9-12. Each campus focuses on delivering direct instruction for the learning disabled student.  Each campus has the same educational underpinning, but with slightly different and age appropriate emphasis and outcomes.

We hope you will explore the world of Craig via this website. You will find a potential solution for your child.

Tad  Jacks.

Head of School

Teaching, coaching, and administrative leadership positions at Friends School of Baltimore, The Odyssey School, and Wooster School.  B.A.  Washington College,  M.A.S- Johns Hopkins University.

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