Y.A.L.E. School Medford Campus

Campus Description

Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford campus in central Burlington County off Route 70, serves students 5 to 14 years of age with social learning disabilities such as Asperger’s disorder (Asperger’s syndrome), high-functioning autism, and ADHD. The program provides a full day of instruction with an extended school year program available. Student-teacher ratios are low, giving our teachers and staff the time and structure needed for individualized instruction. Our Medford campus operates classrooms in two public school buildings in Medford, allowing students the opportunity to interact with typical peers.

Because many students with Asperger’s struggle with writing, reading comprehension, and pragmatics of language, instruction focuses on developing critical thinking and reasoning skills.

To help with reading and writing, each student uses a personal AlphaSmart NEO word processor. Most students at our Medford campus are on grade level—some are gifted—but many have learning disabilities associated with Asperger’s.

Y.A.L.E. School Medford Team Leader:

Fred Gruber, M.Ed. - Assistant Director at Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford campus.

Fred joined the Y.A.L.E. School family of programs in 1985 as a teacher assistant and has been with the school since that time. 

He earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his master’s degree in special education from Antioch University. He served on the adjunct faculty at the College of New Jersey and served on the evaluation team for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

With more than three decades of experience working with students with disabilities in both self-contained and inclusive special education program, Fred is committed to data-driven instruction and intervention.

The Medford campus offers:

  • Low student-to-staff ratio
  • Small classes limited to nine students
  • Highly-qualified teachers
  • Small group instruction
  • Data-based instruction and intervention
  • Positive behavior support system
  • Opportunities for interaction with typical peers
  • Highly individualized, behaviorally-based motivational system
  • A sensory friendly classroom
  • Instruction in pragmatic language
  • Direct instruction in social skills using evidence-based strategies
  • Speech therapy, as required by the student’s IEP
  • A curriculum that stresses academics, writing and reading comprehension, critical thinking and reasoning,
    self-management, social competence and community skills
  • Frequent trips and activities in the community
  • Non-competitive physical education (e.g. swimming, karate, yoga) at the school and in the community
  • Community-based instruction
  • Frequent communication between school, home, and the student’s home district
  • An extended school year program

Medford Campus Details
AddressKirby's Mill Elementary School

151 Hartford Rd. Medford, NJ 08055
AddressMedford Memorial Middle School

55 Mill St. Medford, NJ 08055
Phone(609) 678-4020
Fax(609) 654-4524
AdmissionsKaren Huber
(856) 482-5252 ext. 150
EmailEmail this campus
Age range5 to 14
DiagnosesSocial and learning disabilities, Asperger’s, specific learning disabilities, emotional and/or social difficulties, anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood, personality, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorders
TypeSchool-within-a-school

Emergency Alerts
  Subscribe to emergency alerts

Medford Campus Map

Testimonials about Y.A.L.E. Medford

Jordan

Former student

“I graduated from Y.A.L.E.’s Medford middle school campus. After that, I attended a public high school, where I was in the computer science academy for two years. I am now in my senior year, where I am the Vice President of the Forensics Speech and Debate team and President of the Co-Exist club, as well as a member of the National Honors Society. I just made Honor Roll for the first marking period of this year, and next fall I plan to attend Rutgers University for political science, history, and communications. I really wanted to thank everyone that helped me get ready for this! I would never be in the position I am now without all the help, support, and tough love I received at Y.A.L.E. School. Thank you so much.”

Brenda G.

Parent

Y.A.L.E. was like a beacon of hope in the vast storm of our lives.

After spending the last couple of years at this school I know that my son will be able to make his way in this world and I know that he will be ok. He is constantly learning the tools he needs to cope and get along in a world that was once so completely foreign to him. Not to mention my son is never ever threatened or harmed at school any more. This is something that cannot be expressed in words. I will eternally be grateful to this wonderful group of people and excellent school system. They only want to help our children be OK in a world that is not willing to help them most of the time.”

Katina B.

Parent

My son was spent most of his school years feeling misunderstood by his peers and in some cases, also by members of his former school’s faculty. He was bullied almost daily. I removed my son from public school to home-school him as a result. This left my son feeling depressed and lonely. As a mother, I felt helpless until I found out about the Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus.

I am ecstatic about the progress my child has made! He actually looks forward to going to school each day. This wouldn’t be possible with the care and support of the Y.A.L.E. School teachers, assistants and counselors.”

Y.A.L.E. School Medford Photo Gallery

Latest Y.A.L.E. School Medford news

Y.A.L.E School Cherry Hill Back to School Night

          Thursday, September 28, 2017 Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill Campus 2127 Church Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 Pre-Session 6:00 PM Lower School Gym – Learn about an after-school program for ages 14 – 19 on dating and intimacy on the Y.A.L.E. campus this November. Lower School Lobby – Visit the Speak Arts, a visual and performing arts opportunity for […]

Project SEARCH at Y.A.L.E. School IN THE NEWS

  For young adults on autism spectrum, jobs program opens up new dreams When Laini Sohn started her internship at Kennedy Health’s Cherry Hill campus  last month, the 21-year-old seemed willing enough to work and learn. Still, her supervisor Carol Nilsen wasn’t quite sure what to expect. “I didn’t know what she was capable of,” Nilsen said. “I gave her […]

Y.A.L.E. School Transition Series 2016-2017

Session 1 – Transition Resources at Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill Thursday, December 8, 2016 7 pm – 9 pm Hosted by Y.A.L.E. Transition Team Learn about: Y.A.L.E. Transition Curriculum, Assessments and Planning School to Work Opportunities High School Scholars Program Standard 9 Employment and College Readiness Options Project SEARCH at Kennedy Health Overnight at Camp Ockanickon and other Community-based Instruction […]

Read all Medford news

Upcoming events for Y.A.L.E. Medford

 

Contact this campus’s admissions team

Fill out our admissions questionnaire online

Send email to Y.A.L.E. School Medford

We will respond to your email as soon as possible.
If your message is urgent, please contact us via phone.

If you need to report a student absence, please call your student's campus office number directly and leave a voicemail.

Fields marked * are required

Your first name *

Your last name *

Your email *

Your phone number *

City

County

State

ZIP code

School district

Subject *

Your message *

0 of 800 characters

Subscribe to the Y.A.L.E. School e-Newsletter for emails about news and upcoming events?
 Yes please add me to your e-Newsletter mailing list.(We never sell or share your info)