Teaching to strengths

The core mission of The Center School (TCS) is to Teach to strengths while Centering on needs  in order to empower our Students.

Program content focuses on acquisition of basic skills. These skills are viewed not only as ends in themselves but also as tools to support a continuum of learning.

The program is carried out through small group instruction that considers unique learning styles and personal strengths and weaknesses. Instruction may take place in situations that range from individual tutoring to groups of eight to ten. Curriculum objectives are adjusted in rate of presentation, quantity and quality of work, and sequence of instruction as indicated by the needs of the student.

NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards are addressed in the following areas:

  • Reading
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling
  • Written Expression
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Life Skills
  • Physical Education
  • Art & Music
  • Computers
  • Wood Working (for older elementary students only)