Y.A.L.E. Northfield students at the Tilton Athletic Club

Health and fitness were a major themes of the Extended School Year Program at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus this summer. The students explored the concept of “wellness” in mathematics, science, reading and writing classes as well as many fun activities over the course of the six week summer program. In August, students and staff visited the Tilton Athletic Club where […]


Northfield ESY class visits the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine

Did 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 […]

Students harvest the delicious results of community gardening project

Y.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 […]

Medford campus students publish an original story book

Students from Ms. DiMarco’s class at the Y.A.L.E. School Medford campus are now “published” authors and illustrators. In the beginning of this school year, two Medford campus classrooms went on a community-based learning trip to nearby Johnson’s Farm. Each student hand-picked four apples and one pumpkin before enjoying an exhilarating hayride. The students enjoyed the outing so much that Ms. […]

Students at Y.A.L.E. School Northfield Campus Set A Goal For “Recycle Bowl”

Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus is participating in the annual Recycle Bowl Competition for the 2014-2015 School Year. Students aim to increase recycling rates within the school and to promote the recycling program. Each day students collect and weigh recyclable material throughout the building. Students will report the total weight of recycled material on November 15th. Learn more about the national […]

VIDEO: Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill Robotics Club Visits Philly Robotics Expo

Students in Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill’s Robotics Club attended the annual Philly Robotics Expo on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The event was hosted by Philadelphia Central High School’s RoboLancers team and The GRASP Lab of UPenn at the new Singh Center for Nanotechnology building.

Y.A.L.E. Northfield Students Continue To Help Food Bank Change Hunger

Over the past two years students at Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus have taken first place in the Students Change Hunger Challenge ~ Division 1. According to classroom teacher Catherine McGowan, this year they collected nearly a half ton of food. Students Change Hunger is a statewide food drive for schools. Each year, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey distributes 40 […]

Overnight Experiences Teach Independence

This year, teens at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus are “headed for the hills” to build transition skills. The “hills” are the hills of Manayunk, a vibrant residential section of Philadelphia, and home to Y.A.L.E. School’s newest transition service. Y.A.L.E.’s Manayunk Overnight Experience gives students a chance to practice IEP transition skills in a home and community setting.

VIDEO: Standard 9 Transition Students Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Burlington County

Earlier this fall, Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 transition students from Mr. Laux’s classroom began volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Cinnaminson, NJ. The ReStore is run by the Burlington County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity® and offers donated home furnishings, fixtures, building materials & supplies, and other household items at sharp discounts. The ReStore is staffed entirely by […]

VIDEO: YTV Video Production Students Visit WHYY TV 12

Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill students in the YTV video production school-to-work program went on a field trip to the Dorrance H. Hamilton Media Commons at WHYY TV 12 in Philadelphia. Students were treated to a tour of a professional television and radio broadcast facility where they were able to observe actual programming being produced in studio.

The Community Is The Classroom At The Y.A.L.E. School Audubon Campus

At The Y.A.L.E. School’s Audubon campus, teens are getting a “Whole” lot of community-based learning and hands-on vocational experience. Through a unique collaboration with Whole Foods Market in Marlton, students with autism get to experience what it is like to hold a job at a local supermarket.

Giving Back To The Community

In an effort to help the communities devastated by Super Storm Sandy, the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus planned a “Restore the Shore” donation drive. With help from local businesses in Atlantic County, staff and students in the Lower and Upper schools collected items such as baby food, diapers, pet supplies, and other necessities.

Learning by Doing at Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Township

Project-based instruction has always been appealing to students with Asperger’s Syndrome, because it brings multiple modalities to instruction, and makes learning come to life. At Y.A.L.E. School’s Mansfield Township campus, middle school students get the chance to design a hypothetical business, and in so doing, reach across the curriculum as they tie their ideas together. This year, student entrepreneurs are […]

Northfield Students Change Hunger With Food Bank Donations

Students at the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus are conducting a food drive to benefit the NJ Food Bank in cooperation with Students Change Hunger. Please support our students’ efforts by donating non-perishable, non-breakable food items at the Northfied campus during school hours (Mon-Fri 8am to 3pm). You can also make a monetary donation online at the Food Bank website. Make […]

Small Changes, Big Success for Student at Y.A.L.E. Audubon Autism Program

Sometimes, seemingly small changes can mean big improvements in the lives of a student with autism. For 18-year-old Daniel Moynahan, a student at Y.A.L.E.’s Audubon campus, these successes can be measured in nearly all aspects of his learning. With encouragement from staff and peers, along with his own dogged determination, Daniel is meeting—and surpassing—many of the goals set for him.

iPad Technology Offers Multiple Dimensions for Learning and Differentiated Instruction

Apple’s iPad, one of the most sought-after educational tools of the twenty-first century, is changing the way teachers teach and students learn. No longer “receivers” of information, now students can enjoy a dynamic relationship with teachers—and the curriculum—as knowledge passes back and forth, facilitated by the iPad, a technology not much larger than a standard workbook. Last fall, The Y.A.L.E. […]

Home Depot as Math Class?

Some students love math; they have a fondness for algebra and a knack for the accompanying formulas and equations. Others take math as one would a dose of cough syrup—unpleasant but necessary. No matter where they fall along that continuum, middle-school students at Y.A.L.E.’s Mansfield Township campus always enjoy the hands-on math applications from Mr. Jason James.

Community-based Instruction: A Key to Effective Transition

Take a close look at the Y.A.L.E. School’s community-based transition programs in action: you will see students working on job-readiness, pre-vocational pursuits, general safety, leisure time, and independent living skills in community settings.