My daughter is happy again, home life is calmer, and I enjoy watching her grow in a healthy way. I no longer fear for her future. My fears have been replaced with pride and confidence in my daughter.
Welcome to The Lewis School, a pioneer in neuroscience-based education located in the heart of Princeton. We are ungraded and we serve pre-kindergarten through high school age students. We also provide educational intervention and support for high school post-graduates and college students looking to build stronger reading, writing, and study skills.
Every family has a story to tell and a reason for coming to The Lewis School; what they all share is that they have been impacted by Dyslexia.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia means “difficulty with words.” The child with dyslexia is the one who ate “pusgeddi” for lunch and takes “callipitters” to his science teacher. On the playground he is the clown or the subject of ridicule because he thinks he knows the rules and tells everybody else they do not. She remembers the end, forgets the middle, and does not know where to begin. She is the passive child with the accepting smile who seldom talks and is not a bother.
Persons with Dyslexia may be able to compose interesting melodies by ear at the piano, but cannot sound out words. Like Rodin, they may be gifted artists unable to integrate letter forms to create meaningful written expression. Like Niels Bohr, they may invent or build complicated models without being able to read the directions.
Dyslexia is a mechanical disorder of genetic origin. It does not stem from intellectual, socio-economic or physical deprivation. Unconventional approaches to learning are not disabilities; they are learning differences.
The Lewis School admissions process involves three steps: school visit and interview, educational evaluation at The Lewis Clinic, and a post evaluation conference.
Step 1: School Visit and Interview
An essential part of the admissions process is to visit the school. It is an opportunity for prospective families to discover what makes our school and approach unique, and for the Admissions Team to offer support and guidance regarding each child’s educational needs.
Step 2: Educational Evaluation at The Lewis Clinic
Each student is evaluated at The Lewis Clinic. The educational evaluation is extensive, and provides teachers with direction for a student’s educational needs and subsequent placement at the School. The performance results also serve as a baseline for the measurement of progress and continuing needs.
Step 3: Post Evaluation Conference
Once the evaluation is completed, the Test Administrator and Admissions team will meet with each prospective family to offer further guidance.
All students are notified of their official admission decision within one week of the educational evaluation.
Let us know how we can support you. Please contact call the Admissions Office at (609) 924-8120 or send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org via email or by clicking the blue box at the bottom of this page.
2019 Open House Saturdays
We welcome prospective parents and interested professionals to come learn more about The Lewis School during Open House. Held on Saturday mornings at 10:00, each Open House is an opportunity for you to learn about our programs and meet some of the teachers, current parents, and former students, and to enjoy a tour of our school.
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Monthly Neuroscience Seminars Presented at The Lewis School
Select Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:00 pm
The Lewis School presents monthly neuroscience seminars on topics that have an impact on children who learn differently. These seminars are followed by a discussion with a panel of experts, and they are open to the Lewis community as well as the general public. Though admission is free of charge, please call the school to register.
Upcoming Session on November 13, 2019, 1:30 – 3:00
Attention and Learning ~ How a Scientist Views Attention Function and Its Implications in the the Classroom, Presented by Dr. Sabine Kastner of Princeton University’s Neuroscience Institute
For further details, please visit the Clinic page.
Director of Admissions
Associate Director of Admissions
Assistant Head of School and Director of The Lewis Clinic