The Lewis School’s Summer Study Program
June 24- July 19
Educating Students Pre-K through Post Graduate Levels
The Lewis Summer Program includes:
Morning Academic Program
Afternoon Enrichment Program
Speech and Language Enrichment Program
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April 22, 2013
Important Message: Calendar Change
As you recall, the impact of Hurricane Sandy required The Lewis School to make major changes to its 2012-2013 Winter Calendar. Following that event, we added a number of make-up days that included a buffer for any possible snow days we might have incurred.
Since there was no need to close the school for inclement weather, and because the State of New Jersey has forgiven three storm days for all schools affected by Hurricane Sandy, we will be able to end the school year as originally planned.
For Upper School and Transitional Upper School:
Last day of Classes: Thursday, May 23, 2013 (half day)
Awards and Graduation Ceremony: Thursday, May 23, 2013
(5:00 - 6:30 p.m. light dinner, 7:00 p.m. ceremony) at Cherry Valley Country Club.
For Lower, Middle and Transitional Middle School:
Last day of Classes: Thursday, May 23, 2013 (half day)
Awards and Graduation Ceremony: Friday, May 24, 2013 (9:00 – 11:30 a.m.)
NEW location: Cherry Valley Country Club.
For all students, classes will resume on Monday, June 24 at 8:30 a.m. for Summer Study.
Our annual SAIL Program will run as planned from June 3 through June 7, from 8:30-2:00 p.m. each day.
While some of our families are still challenged by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we take great pride in the manner in which our Lewis School community has pulled together to ensure a successful academic school year.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our awards and graduation ceremonies held at Cherry Valley Country Club in Hopewell.
Summer Adventures in Learning Summer Camp
SAIL is a hands-on, active learning experience that promotes multisensory learning in a relaxed, camp environment. It is a collaborative effort of the Physical Education, Art, and Speech and Language Services Departments as well as select support staff and content teachers from various areas of expertise. SAIL, a full-day program, is designed for the older students in Lower School. A Middle School track is also available for students. The purpose of SAIL is to integrate physical exercise, theme-based educational activities, and functional communication skills by engaging in multisensory, multi-modality learning experiences in a variety of settings and social contexts.
For more information, please contact
Susan Hagstrom at 609-924-8120.
Deadline for SAIL Enrollment is Monday, April 15, 2013.
The Lewis School Announces Two New Parent Organizations
With growing excitement and thanksgiving, we look forward to celebrating forty years of pioneering education and exceptional student achievement that define the history and continuing life of The Lewis School. We see our 2013 anniversary as a significant turning point on the way to an even brighter future for the work of our School, and I am pleased to mark the upcoming occasion by announcing the formation of two new Lewis School parent organizations, "STRIVE: The Lewis School Parent Alliance" and "Friends of The Lewis School.”
THE LEWIS SCHOOL OF PRINCETON’S COLLEGE PLANNING PROGRAM
The Lewis School offers each of its college-bound, college-preparatory high school, post graduate students a comprehensive college planning program. The program includes but is not limited to a thorough, individualized college search process, hands-on guidance with college selections, applications, freshman course selections, schedules and interviews, and preparation for college entrance exams such as the SAT – training that is intended to prepare our students to succeed once they are in college. Lewis does not “teach to the SAT test” or other such tests but prepares its students through the rigorous study of advanced multisensory mechanics of language that target reading, comprehension, written language, research writing, study skills mastery, test preparation and course management at a college freshman level of expectation using college textbooks and reading materials. In addition, Lewis offers intensive SAT preparation and practice.
Lewis School College Level Course Offerings
As we proudly commemorate our 40th anniversary as an internationally renowned educational resource devoted to the full time education and advancement of persons who learn differently, we are delighted to have this opportunity to acquaint you with The Lewis School and Clinic for Educational Therapy.
We are a small, private, non-profit school for students with language-based learning struggles related to dyslexia, auditory processing and attention. Our structure, mission and history have led us to the understanding that, just as students have learning differences, we have teaching differences.
It is through our multisensory, arts-integrated systematic and sequential approach that we have seen remarkable strides made by our students. The intensive instruction in the multisensory mechanics of language occurs in every classroom at the start of each school day which is followed by a comprehensive curriculum that mirrors and exceeds the New Jersey State Core Curriculum Standards.
Our teachers and speech pathologists come to us with a number diverse degrees and certifications: New Jersey state certification in Elementary Education, Special Education, Teacher of the Handicapped and Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) certification. Other certifications include Wilson Reading® and Fundations® Certification, Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing®, Lindamood Bell on Cloud Nine Math® and Schools Attuned® certification from the All Kinds of Minds Institute. Each of our Speech/Language pathologists is New Jersey state certified and holds certificates of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA.)
Under our close supervision, each teacher receives intensive and rigorous training in our diagnostic clinic which prepares him or her to deliver neuroscience-based multisensory instruction in every classroom curriculum-wide. Our teachers take great pride in their work and hold high expectations for their peers. Through this mentor/apprentice process, The Lewis School and Clinic for Educational Therapy has distinguished itself from all other national and international schools. Our highly trained teachers are diligent in their quest to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each student. As a faculty, they recognize and respect the inherent value in a learning diverse population. As educators, they respond by providing a safe non-threatening environment, rich in the instruction strategies and skills designed to maximize learning. The consistent, intelligent sensitive teaching provided at The Lewis School is confirmation of forty years of integrity.
Among our student and alumni population are countless success stories. We are proud of the hundreds of Lewis School students who have overcome their learning struggles to find their true potentials as scholars, professionals, and artists, and as human beings. These success stories are the reason The Lewis School exists forty years after we first opened our doors in 1973.
Marsha Gaynor Lewis
Founder and Director
The Lewis School and Clinic for Educational Therapy was founded in 1973 as a small tutorial school and educational diagnostic facility at a time when many educators flatly denied the existence of Dyslexia or failed to recognize the potential among bright students whose diverse learning styles were unlike those of the majority of their peers. The Lewis School was created to retrieve and develop the potential of the student who has creative and academic promise, but who has been underserved in his/her routine mainstream education.
The Lewis School, our education component, provides pre-school through high-school/college-preparatory education. Its staff of professionals works toward the vision of preparing capable students of all ages for higher achievement and productive lives. The Lewis Clinic functions as the diagnostic, language and learning performance unit of the facility. Educational evaluations are provided on a fee-for-service basis by trained Test Administrators as well as independent consultants who serve the Clinic’s needs.
The Lewis School and Clinic have developed an advanced, integrated system of education that replaces rote learning, memorization, and the teaching of "scatter skills" with individualized, multisensory processes and strategies that engage the many capacities and senses of the brain in the learning experience.
Educational approaches and supporting teaching materials developed by The Lewis School has become the model for educators who need to help learning-different students. The school has been consulted by clinicians from such notable facilities as Jefferson Memorial Hospital Clinic and The University of Pennsylvania in the areas of multi-sensory instruction and language based learning differences. The Lewis School and Clinic is committed to the education, advocacy, and advancement of learning-diverse persons.