Craig by the Numbers
The Craig School “By the Numbers”
The Craig School is an independent, college-prep co-ed school for students with learning disabilities, grades 2 through 12.
Current Student Enrollment is 133 as of March 17, 2020
- 90 Lower/Middle School Students (grades 2-8)·
- 43 High School Students (grades 9-12)
- Average Class Size: 7
- Student/Faculty Ratio: 4:1
- Total Faculty: 40
- 50% with Advanced Degrees
- Average Years of Teaching Experience: 12 Years
Campus and Location
The Craig School has dual campuses with The Craig Lower/Middle School located in Mountain Lakes and The Craig High School located in Montville.
Our teachers are subject area specialists and specifically trained to work with students with learning disabilities. Most staff members are dual certified, holding certifications in both their subject as well as Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) certification.
The Craig School is accredited by both the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and hold organizational memberships in the NJ Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), Learning Disabilities Association (LDA), and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). Our course requirements exceed the NJ graduation requirements. In addition to our accreditations, educational memberships, and meeting all of New Jersey’s graduation requirements, we are also a test site center for both the ACT and SAT, providing all testing accommodations that our students might require.
In addition to providing the courses required to meet New Jersey gradation standards and following the New Jersey Common Core Standards, The Craig School incorporates extensively- researched, strategy based instructional techniques into our curriculum and our classrooms.
The goal of The Craig School is to provide a challenging, college-prep program while offering comprehensive LD support services that meet the individualized needs of our students. The accomplishments of our graduates are the truest testament that our academic program has met that goal. Our graduates have been accepted to a variety of college programs including Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, American University, Centenary College, Clarkson University, Curry College, Fairleigh Dickenson University, Johnson & Wales University, Lesley University, Lynn University, Russell Sage College, University of New Hampshire, University of New Haven, and the University of Vermont to name a few.
The Core Values of the Craig School Are…
- Both learning disabilities and learning styles should be understood by our students and parents and addressed by our faculty and programs.
- In addition to supporting a student’s academic growth, we must also nurture their social, emotional, and moral growth. The Craig School is more than just about academics.
- All students can and will learn if the right variables are in place. These variables include a safe academic environment and the meta-cognitive tools/strategies necessary to allow students to become both self-aware and independent in their learning.
Where Our Students Come From
Allendale, Bernardsville, Bloomingdale, Boonton, Boonton Twp., Bridgewater, Butler, Chatham, Chestnut Ridge, Cliffside Park, Demarest, Denville, Dover, Edgewater, Fair Lawn, Flander, Flanders, Garfield, Glen Rock, Great Meadows, Hackettstown, Hamburg, Hewitt, Jersey City, Kinnelon, Leonia, Livingston, Long Valley, Madison, Mahwah, Maplewood, Mendham, Millburn, Mine Hill, Montclair, Montville, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mountain Lakes, North Bergen, North Haledon, Nutley, Oakland, Old Tappan, Pine Brook, Plainfield, Pompton Plains, Pottersville, Randolph, Scotch Plains, Short Hills, South Orange, Sparta, Springfield, Summit, Towaco, Township of Washington, Union, Upper Saddle River, Verona, Warren, Wayne, West Caldwell, West Orange, Westfield, Wood Ridge, Wyckoff