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Online Learning

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2022

Students who struggle with learning differences, such as dyslexia and dysgraphia, and challenges that include ADHD, executive functioning and pandemic-induced trauma, are welcoming the benefits of an education from the Laurel School of Princeton.

Students with language-based disabilities have a history of feeling failure and frustration, often struggling with performance anxiety at school. LIVE at Laurel students will benefit from the evidence-based, structured literacy approach to teaching that is used at the Laurel School of Princeton. Our curriculum emphasizes teaching students, who may be struggling with learning differences such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and those with difficulty organizing daily activities. We can help! We understand the dyslexic mind.

We value personal relationships between students and teachers, and we work tirelessly to nurture these relationships with social-emotional connections that help our students flourish.

Why Live at Laurel?

There are unique benefits to attending school online, including the ability to manage schedules in a way that works for each family’s needs. Live at Laurel will offer half-day sessions for grades 4-6, and full-day sessions for grades 7-12. We will also make flexible options for families who are juggling multiple priorities that do not necessarily align with traditional schools. We understand the challenges that families have today, so we are designing an online education for students in grades 4-12 using a tailored approach that is language-based and focused on each student. We are a small school with a big heart. That is why students at the Laurel School of Princeton will succeed.

Live at Laurel students will benefit from an individualized, competency-based model, meaning an education that includes performance tasks and personal learning plans that meet the needs of today’s busy students. We base our programs on the newest educational guidelines, as well as our proprietary standards, and incorporate Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Language® instruction and techniques throughout. Built into each student’s schedule are tutoring and counseling when needed and other forms of academic assistance.

The Live at Laurel curriculum will meet students with learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, in addition to the frequent challenges that accompany LD, such as ADHD, executive functioning and anxiety. Frequently, students have obligations, such as pursuing a sport or artistic endeavor. For that reason, we will allow for the necessary flexibility in each student’s schedule.

Our teaching will emphasize the development of skills through the joys of learning, and by making education fun and inspiring. For example, students in grades 4-6 take a course called Exploration + Comprehension, which is similar to English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Studies, and Engaging Inquiry + Innovation, a variation of Science and Technology, which enables students to be innovative and inquisitive. Upper School students develop a sense of independence in Problem-Solving + Inspiration, which is a more experiential approach than independent study. Online students will be able to drop in to advisory or schedule tutoring time during ColLABoration where the world is their laboratory and the expectations are collaborative.

We accept applications from intellectually curious and creative children, who learn differently, for our rolling admissions approach.

BENEFITS OF LIVE AT LAUREL

  • LEARNING FROM ANYWHERE
  • ENGAGING SMALL CLASS SIZES
  • ALLOCATING TIME FOR BRAIN BREAKS THAT HELP STUDENTS REST
  • KNOWING YOUR CLASSMATES AND BUILDING COMMUNITY
  • CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES TO MODEL A CLASSROOM SETTING

A NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED CURRICULUM

  • EVIDENCE-BASED, STRUCTURED LITERACY PROGRAMS
  • THE BENEFITS OF WILSON LEARNING
  • EMPHASIS ON ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
  • FLEXIBILITY TO PERSONALIZE YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE
  • TRAINED TEACHERS WHO SPECIALIZE IN SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
  • TUITION FOR 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR IS $20,000 FOR NON-DISTRICT PRIVATE PAY
Science Experiment with a Live at Laurel Teacher