Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill Campus


Campus Description

Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus, located near Route 38 in Camden County New Jersey serves students 5 to 21 years of age with one or a combination of social and learning disabilities, such as Asperger’s disorder (Asperger's syndrome), specific learning disabilities, or emotional and/or social difficulties. Some students may have a clinical diagnosis of anxiety disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (A.D.H.D.), mood, personality, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorders.

The Cherry Hill campus has an elementary/middle school and a high school, each housed in its own building. It is also home to the Standard 9: 21st Century Life and Career Skills transition concentration for students ages 17 - 21 whose IEPs require support and services in order to help prepare them for post-secondary education, work and independent living.

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill Team Leaders:

Margaret (Peggy) Chapman, M.A. - Director of Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill Campus.

peggyPeggy has been with the Y.A.L.E. family of programs since 2001.

She earned her undergraduate degree from LaSalle University and her graduate degree from Temple University.  In 2009, Peggy was among the first cohort of school leaders to be awarded a master’s certification in transition special education from George Washington University. She was recently awarded the 2016 School Health Fellowship by Rutgers University and the Johnson and Johnson Foundation.

Deeply committed to effective and comprehensive transition planning, Peggy is one of the founding members and current chairperson of the Transition Coordinators’ Network of South Jersey.  She has published feature length articles and produced broadcasts pertaining to lifelong learning and community service.

Karen Huber, M.S. - Admissions Director and Clinical Coordinator at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill Campus.

AdmissionsKaren has been with Y.A.L.E. School since 2004. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and women’s studies from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in marriage, family, and child counseling from San Francisco State.  Karen is also certified as a New Jersey school social worker.

In addition to her professional work, Karen is the parent of an adult son with ASD. Personally committed to the field, Karen works to advance the diversity and opportunities for students with Asperger’s and other social learning disabilities.

Tara Copskey, M.A. - Principal at the Cherry Hill campus.

taraAn educator with more than a decade of experience in special education, Tara joined the Y.A.L.E. family of schools in 2005. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education, and psychology from Immaculata University, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Wilmington University. 





Stephanie Jefferys  - Principal and Supervisor at Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill Campus.

A dedicated and resourceful educator, Stephanie began her career at Y.A.L.E. in 1997 as a teacher. Today, she supervises more than 40 staff, and oversees the campus’s school-wide system of positive behavioral supports.  

Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree from Cabrini University, and her master's degree in educational leadership from Wilmington University. She holds New Jersey certification as a principal, supervisor, and K-12 teacher of the handicapped.

She has specific expertise in program development, classroom management, project-based learning, differential lesson planning, curriculum development and implementation, and staff training and development. 

The Cherry Hill campus offers:

  • Low student-to-staff ratio
  • Small classes limited to 12 students
  • Highly-qualified teachers
  • Small group instruction
  • ABA-based instruction
  • Data-based instruction and intervention
  • Curriculum stressing academics, independence, social & communication abilities, and school-to-work skills
  • Specialized reading assessments and interventions
  • Numerous electives, such as industrial arts, visual arts, and computers
  • Athletic teams in soccer, softball, and basketball
  • Frequent trips and activities in the community
  • Frequent communication between school, home, and the student’s home district
  • An extended school year program

Our Cherry Hill classrooms are fully equipped with state-of-the art learning technology, including computers for each student. The campus features a carpentry shop, a computer lab, a video-production studio, a school store, a full-sized gymnasium, and several athletics fields.

Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus is home base for several unique transition options. Learn more about our transition curriculum.

Cherry Hill Campus Details
Address2127 Church Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone(856) 482-5252
Fax(856) 779-7721
AdmissionsKaren Huber
(856) 482-5252 ext. 150
EmailEmail this campus
Age range5 to 21
DiagnosesADHD, anxiety disorders, "Asperger's", Autism spectrum disorders, emotional disabilities, Social Communication Disorder, or specific learning disabilities

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Testimonials about Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill

DeAnn C.


Y.A.L.E. School was instrumental in my son’s transitioning back into a public school environment. He felt safe, was able to socialize as well as participate in the sports programs offered. He will be graduating June 2015 with plans on attending college in the fall because of the skills he learned at the Mansfield Twp. & Cherry Hill campuses. Thank you for being a part of my son’s village.”

Tracy H.


My son started at Y.A.L.E. in middle school and is now in 10th grade.  The transition from middle school to high school was so smooth.  The staff is very helpful and creative with my son’s ever–changing needs.  The life skills course has had such a positive impact and has given him many useful  tools for independence.  Before coming to Y.A.L.E. he was so unhappy,  feeling so misunderstood and out of place.  He is thriving now and even with his ongoing struggles we have the support of the Y.A.L.E. staff who we are so very grateful for.”

Deborah M.


I cannot thank you and the staff at Y.A.L.E. School enough. The change in my son’s attitude regarding school is nothing short of miraculous. He can’t wait to get there in the morning and when he comes home, he is in such a great mood. Even the idea of homework is okay, which has never happened before. He thinks the world of his teachers and the students in his class. I have my happy-go-lucky little man back, and I am eternally grateful for that.”

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Latest Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill news

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Students across Y.A.L.E. School campuses are falling in love with mathematics. This fall, Mary Henderson, the new Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, introduced iReady Math, a supplemental curriculum used in math classes. iReady Math’s interactive, computer-based program incorporates math problems into everyday scenarios, making learning relevant and engaging. Math games allow students to practice and reinforce skills. “I have seen […]

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  Y.A.L.E.’s Ellisburg and Northfield campuses showed their appreciation for deployed U.S. troops by participating in 107.9 Nash Icon’s “100,000 Thank You’s” movement. This radio station in Nashville, Tennessee wanted to make U.S. soldiers feel appreciated this holiday season with 100,000 thank you cards from across the country. Y.A.L.E.’s Ellisburg and Northfield campuses took on the challenge and made as many […]

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Upcoming events for Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill

Autism and Health: Health Implications within the Autism Community

March 22 @ 9:00 am11:00 am

Registration is still open!  Thomas W. Frazier, PhD, Chief Science Officer, at Autism Speaks, This free event, funded through a generous grant from Johnson & Johnson, is open to school nurses, school district case managers, special educators, parents, and service providers. Any questions please contact Noel Davis – ndavis@yaleschool.com Please RSVP by choosing the link below.

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