Main Office (973) 334-2861
Lower/Middle School (973) 334-4375
Craig High School (973) 334-1234

Welcome to The Craig School!

For those of you who are discovering The Craig School for the first time, welcome! For those familiar with us, a heartfelt thank you for joining us on this journey as we bring a research-based curriculum specifically designed for students with language based learning disabilities, taught by a seasoned faculty, to students in grades 2 – 12. Beyond our emphasis on instructional practices delivered with fidelity is our heart, community, and commitment to fostering family, student, and school partnerships focused on the individual student’s needs.

Not only do we seek the highest levels of educational standards in order to prepare our students for college and life beyond the walls of The Craig School, but we curate and nurture within our students the tools necessary for life-long well-being. We seek to create a campus of inclusion, which embraces neurodiversity, builds student self-confidence and resilience, and reinforces a deep acceptance and respect for all human beings; all done with a focused devotion to the student who learns differently. 

Education is more than the culmination of knowledge, it is the creation of an equitable learning environment that brings out the best from all students, including those with language based learning disabilities. We believe that the classroom provides space to promote opportunity and reduce inequality; it is a place for individuals of all abilities, backgrounds, and competencies to find their voice and reach their potential.

Over the past 40 years, The Craig School has been a safe space for students to learn how to express their authentic voice and to find others with similar passions, strengths, and challenges. It has also been a refuge for parents as they discover that at The Craig School, not only do we understand their child’s unique academic and social-emotional support needs, we do what we say we do.

Again, I extend to you a warm welcome to The Craig School community.  As you explore our website, may you feel our sense of community, school pride, and unabashed celebration of students with language based learning disabilities. I encourage you to visit our campus  and experience The Craig School first hand to gain a better understanding of our strong sense of community, purpose, and mission. I look forward to meeting with you in person and sharing with you our passion for educating students with language based learning disabilities.

In Kindness,

Dr. Kara A. Loftin
Head of School

PhD, Special Education, University of Northern Colorado
MEd, Special Education, Dyslexia Specialist, Fitchburg State University
MBA, University of Maryland, University College
BMus, Vocal Performance, Houghton College 
Certifications: Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate, Structured Literacy™ Dyslexia Specialist (C-SLDS), Wilson ® Dyslexia Therapist (WDT)

Dr. Kara A. Loftin, Head of School

Main Office
The Craig Lower/Middle School Campus

15 Tower Hill Rd
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.4375 | Fax 973.334.2861

Craig High School

24 Changebridge Road
Montville, NJ 07045
Phone 973.334.1234 | Fax 973.334.1288

The Craig School Admission and Administration office

10 Tower Hill Road
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.1295 | Fax 973 334 1299


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