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Register early for tickets to October evening workshop at Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia

You can register online now for free tickets to the upcoming evening workshop at our sister school, Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia:

Children, Teens and Young Adults with Invisible Disabilities
Free evening workshop featuring Y.A.L.E. School expert clinicians Karen Huber and Kristin O’Lexy

Register online at yaleschoolpa.com/invisible

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Northfield ESY class visits the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine

IMG_7186Did you ever wonder what happens to a seal or dolphin that is injured or becomes ill? What types of sharks live near the New Jersey coast? Why are there so many aggressive green head flies in Brigantine, New Jersey? The students attending the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield Extended School Year program had all of these questions answered and more when they attended the Marine Mammal Stranding Center on Wednesday, July 29th. Read More »

Students harvest the delicious results of community gardening project

5D9B8446Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill students are taking learning outside the classroom and gaining new skills through gardening. As part of our school-to-work and community-based-instruction programs, three Standard 9 classrooms have been working with a horticulture therapist at the Pennsauken Community Garden and Y.A.L.E.’s own garden at the Cherry Hill campus. The plants were provided by the Camden Children’s Garden in Camden as part of a USDA grant. Ms. Claus’s Cherry Hill Lower School ESY classroom is also helping out by watering the plants in the on-campus garden. Students began growing the vegetables at the community gardens and on campus in the spring, and this summer’s result was a delicious salsa! Read More »

Cherry Hill Campus Upper School Graduation 2015 Video Now Available

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill Class of 2015 graduates or their parents may now order a DVD copy of the video from our 2015 Upper School Graduation ceremony. Each student may request one free copy, additional copies are $5 each. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. (Lower School graduation video and other event videos available for order soon) Order now using our online form

Superheroes Inspire Students at Cherry Hill Campus ESY Program

IMG_0077If you were to walk down the halls of Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus, you would see classroom doors decorated with pictures of heroes, comic book characters, and other crime-fighting role models. “Marvel at our super kids!” one door has displayed. Students and teachers alike are excited about this summer’s program theme: superheroes. Read More »

Summer at Y.A.L.E. School 2015

To find out what’s happening at Y.A.L.E. School during our Extended School Year programs, look us up on social media. Our special guest intern Rebecca will be posting fun photos and more to our Facebook, Twitter and (new!) Instagram accounts. You can also subscribe to our monthly e-Newsletter, which will resume in September.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Graduation 2015 Snapshots

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Here is a collection of snapshots from this year’s graduation ceremonies at some of our campuses. More will be added soon! Share your graduation snapshots on with us on social media by tagging yaleschoolnj on Facebook or @yaleschool on Twitter. Congratulations to all of our graduates this year! Keep an eye on our website or subscribe to our e-newsletter for future announcements. View photo galleries

PHOTO GALLERY: Ellisburg campus welcomes Cherry Hill Police Department

officer visit 3This month Officer Renee Houlihan, community relations officer for the Township of Cherry Hill police department, visited the Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg campus to meet our students. Officer Houlihan met with Ms. Lynn’s and Ms Saha’s elementary classrooms. Officer Houlihan spoke with the students about all of the things that police officers do in the community. She explained to the children that they should not be afraid of police officers, but should go to them when they need help! She then spent about 20 minutes answering questions from the students. The students asked why she joined the force, what her favorite part of her job is, and whether she had ever been in any dangerous situations. At the end of the visit, Officer Houlihan passed out free CHPD pencils and bookmarks for the students as a gift for welcoming her. View photo gallery

Y.A.L.E. School Chess Club, Cherry Hill HS West Chess Team Share Tactics, Teamwork

IMG_0438Creating opportunities for interaction with typical peers is one of the areas where Y.A.L.E. School is on the forefront of private special education. So it was not unusual for the students in Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill’s Chess Club to sit down with three varsity chess team members from Cherry Hill West High School over several afternoons in April for some competitive and educational matches.

The three students from Cherry Hill West are all advanced chess players, and it was team member Brandon Kueny who originally proposed the idea of mentoring the Y.A.L.E. club to his mother, Y.A.L.E. staff member Jennifer Hicks. The young chess players from the Y.A.L.E. School team range in age and experience from beginners to experts in the game of strategy and tactics. Read More »

Y.A.L.E. Student Chess Prodigy To Compete in World Open

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You may want to keep your king in the back row if you’re brave enough to challenge Jared Groder in a game of chess. Groder, a Yardley PA resident and a junior at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus, has been playing chess since he was 11 years old. When asked about his inspiration for getting into the game of chess, he explains: “I started all because I saw my dad playing one day.” With his father as motivation, a game he knew nothing about became an activity he now calls his favorite hobby. Read More »