|Since 1969, Lake Drive has offered the most comprehensive continuum of educational opportunities in NJ for children with hearing loss from birth through high school graduation. It is a unique school in the state, privileged to operate under the auspices of the Mountain Lakes Board of Education, receiving on average 200 children with hearing loss and associated additional special needs from 12 counties across Northern and Central NJ. Lake Drive programs range from specialized self-contained classrooms to mainstream educational support services. Although the program is housed within the Mountain Lakes Public Schools, it is fiscally self-sufficient and independent, operating solely through tuition paid by the sending districts, special grants and donations.|
Instructional Choices/Auditory Oral – Total Communication:
- The Continuum of Program Opportunities
Sound Start Early Intervention; Preschool; Early Elementary Foundations; Ivy Hall; Mainstream and Self-Contained Opportunities through the Mountain Lakes School District; Kindergarten; Elementary School Program; Middle School Program; Foundation for Learning and Living; High School Program; Vocational Technical Classes; Mainstream Support Services.
- Comprehensive Resources
Multi-disciplinary team of credentialed, experienced staff with expertise and training in working with children with hearing loss; Audiology Department with State of the Art Technology; Speech and Language Services; Auditory Verbal Therapy; Physical Therapy; Occupational Therapy; Mental Health Services; Feeding Intervention Services; Sign Language Interpreting Services; Note Taking Services; Voice to Print Service.
- Family Services
Parent Education Classes; Discussion and Support Groups; Resource Library; Family Events; Sign Language Classes; Mommy and Me for Toddlers; Home and School Association; Counseling Services in English and Spanish.